Mercedes-Benz Unveils All-New GLC Coupe

  • Mercedes-Benz introduces the GLC Coupe in South Africa, offering a range of luxury SUVs catering to the desires of affluent customers for both urban and outdoor adventures.
  • The vehicle boasts a sleek design with modern features, including an advanced infotainment system, intelligent voice assistant, and a variety of optional add-ons for customization.
  • The GLC Coupe delivers impressive performance with a choice of hybrid engines, advanced driving assistance systems, and off-road capabilities, making it a versatile and desirable choice for South African car enthusiasts.
Luxury Adventure Awaits

Mercedes-Benz, the epitome of innovation and luxury in the automotive world, has just made a thrilling announcement that is bound to resonate with South Africa’s affluent clientele. The renowned car manufacturer has officially unveiled the prices for its latest marvel, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe. With a range of offerings that cater to a variety of tastes and preferences, the GLC Coupe promises to be the ultimate lifestyle accessory for those who seek adventure both in the urban jungle and the great outdoors.

Mark Raine, co-CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa, enthusiastically stated, “The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe undoubtedly resonates with the affluent South African clientele. It speaks to that desire for adventure, both in the urban environment and the greater outdoors. The design is both contemporary and dynamic, as it is the ultimate lifestyle accessory from the world’s most innovative and luxurious automotive brand.”

In this comprehensive article, we will delve into the exciting features, remarkable design changes, and outstanding performance of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe. So, fasten your seatbelts, and let’s take a ride through the opulent world of this captivating SUV.

A Visual Feast: Exquisite Design Features

The second version of the GLC Coupe comes adorned with several design changes that are bound to turn heads. The LED headlights are now sleeker and directly connected to the distinctive Mercedes-Benz grille, making a bold statement on the road. The two-part taillights have been artfully connected by a dark red strip, adding to the vehicle’s charisma.

The grille itself is now adorned with the iconic Mercedes Star pattern, showcasing the brand’s signature elegance. In the base Avantgarde variant, the exterior design stands out with chrome finishes, black wheel arch moldings, and 18-inch light alloy wheels.

For those who desire a touch of sportiness and sophistication, the AMG Line variant offers more aggressive bumpers, 19 or 20-inch alloy wheels, and body-colored wheel arches. Step inside, and you’ll be greeted with a host of features that cater to your comfort and convenience, including:

  1. Heated front seats, perfect for those chilly South African mornings.
  2. Wireless charging, ambient lighting, and dual-zone climate control, ensuring a pleasant driving experience.
  3. Artico man-made leather upholstery, combining luxury and sustainability.
  4. An electric tailgate, making loading and unloading a breeze.
  5. A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, delivering essential information at your fingertips.
  6. An 11.9-inch MBUX infotainment system equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, keeping you connected on the go.
  7. An intelligent voice assistant that understands your commands and makes your journey more convenient.

But the luxury doesn’t end there. The GLC Coupe offers a variety of assistance systems, including active distance assist, which maintains a pre-set distance between your vehicle and the one ahead, active steering assist, and traffic sign assist. These features not only enhance safety but also make your drive smoother and more enjoyable.

Optional add-ons are available to further customize your driving experience. You can opt for a panoramic sunroof with a 6cm-longer opening space than the standard GLC, providing an even more immersive driving experience. Thermal insulation glass is another option, making the cabin quieter for a serene ride. Running boards are available for easier entry and exit, and the Energizing Plus package offers seven comfort programs to suit your mood and preferences. Exclusively for the AMG Line, a Night Package is available with darkened exterior styling cues, adding an extra touch of elegance to your GLC Coupe.

Unmatched Performance: A Blend of Power and Efficiency

The new GLC Coupe, like its standard GLC counterpart and the previous GLC Coupe, is available with 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engines in the form of the 220d and 300d. These engines come equipped with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and an integrated starter generator for the second generation, enabling hybrid-specific functions like coasting, boosting, and energy recovery.

All powertrains are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and a 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, ensuring a smooth and powerful ride regardless of the terrain. But that’s not all; Mercedes-Benz has also added an off-road mode with downhill speed regulation and a new off-road screen that offers a “transparent bonnet” feature. This innovative feature utilizes the 360-degree camera system to enable the driver to see what’s happening in front of the coupe’s nose, making off-road adventures safer and more exciting.

To further enhance its off-road capabilities, buyers have the option of equipping their GLC Coupe with rear-axle steering, providing up to 4.5 degrees of steering angle for added agility. The Airmatic air suspension ensures a comfortable ride, even on rugged terrain, while the trailer maneuvering assistant simplifies towing tasks.

With a length of 4,763 mm, the new GLC Coupe is 31 mm longer and 5 mm higher than its predecessor, offering a more spacious and comfortable interior. The track widths have also been increased, with a 6 mm gain at the front (now 1,627 mm) and a substantial 23 mm at the rear (now 1,640 mm). These changes not only enhance the vehicle’s stability but also contribute to a more commanding road presence.

The longer vehicle length benefits the wheelbase and the front and rear overhangs, providing a well-balanced and attractive profile. The width remains the same at 1,890 mm, ensuring that the GLC Coupe maintains its agility and ease of maneuverability.

For those seeking the ultimate in comfort and capability, the optional engineering package, which includes AIRMATIC air suspension with level control and rear-axle steering, offers additional advantages, particularly when venturing off-road. AIRMATIC allows for a high ground clearance off-road, regardless of the load, and long suspension travel, ensuring the best possible traction. Rear-axle steering further increases off-road maneuverability, making it easier to navigate challenging terrain.

Pricing and Availability

Now that we’ve explored the remarkable features and performance of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, let’s take a look at the pricing details for South Africa. The updated pricing for the GLC Coupe is as follows:

  1. GLC 220D (Including VAT & Service & Maintenance) – R1,392,350
  2. GLC 300D (Including VAT & Service & Maintenance) – R1,447,350

It’s evident that Mercedes-Benz has curated a lineup that offers the perfect blend of luxury, style, and performance. With the GLC Coupe, adventure and sophistication go hand in hand, making it an enticing option for South African car enthusiasts. So, whether you’re exploring the bustling city streets or embarking on a thrilling off-road journey, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is your ideal companion.

In Conclusion

Mercedes-Benz South Africa has once again proven its commitment to delivering excellence in the world of automotive engineering. The GLC Coupe is a testament to the brand’s dedication to providing South African customers with vehicles that not only meet their needs but exceed their expectations.

With its stunning design, advanced features, and impressive performance, the GLC Coupe offers a complete package for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Whether you’re a city dweller with a taste for luxury or an adventure seeker looking for a capable off-road companion, this SUV is ready to cater to your desires.

As the GLC Coupe graces the South African roads, it is set to become a symbol of status, style, and adventure. Mercedes-Benz continues to push the boundaries of automotive innovation, and with the GLC Coupe, they have once again raised the bar for luxury SUVs. So, if you’re in the market for a vehicle that combines the best of both worlds, the GLC Coupe is waiting for you at your nearest Mercedes-Benz dealership. It’s time to embark on a new adventure with a touch of elegance and a whole lot of power.

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