The new model is longer and higher than the previous GLC Coupe.
The only powertrain available is a new mild-hybrid turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
Design changes are most apparent, but many tech features are also new or improved.
A few months after having unveiled the new 2023 GLC, Mercedes-Benz is launching its sportier counterpart: the 2024 GLC Coupe.
As before, the automaker’s best-selling SUV will be offered in both regular and coupe-like forms starting in the first quarter of 2024, when deliveries of the new GLC Coupe are expected to start in Canada. The revised version of the “regular” GLC will arrive on sale earlier, in June of this year.
Since the GLC Coupe is essentially the same vehicle as the “regular” GLC, all of the improvements and modifications that have been seen on the latter since its refresh in mid-2022 can be found here as well.
This means that the 2024 GLC Coupe shows a revised exterior appearance which is the result of new headlamps, new taillamps, and a new grille, among others.
These changes make the new GLC Coupe look more similar to the other recent models in the brand’s lineup and they improve its drag coefficient by giving a smoother exterior finish which lets the air slip by more easily.
Compared to the previous generation, the 2024 GLC Coupe has grown 31 millimetres in length and 5 millimetres in height. Despite the overall width remaining the same, the track is wider by 6 millimetres at the front, and 23 millimetres at the rear.
These increased dimensions translate into a more useable interior and Mercedes claims the new GLC Coupe benefits from 545 litres of cargo space with the rear seat up and 1,490 litres with the rear seat down, which is 45 and 90 litres more than the previous model respectively.
Speaking of the interior, changes include a new dashboard that features a 12.3-inch screen in front of the driver and an 11.9-inch screen on the center console which is slightly curved toward the driver.
The seat design has also been changed with new layers and contours, and since the GLC Coupe is marketed as a more dynamic alternative to the GLC, every version is equipped with the AMG Line package which includes aluminum pedals and other sporty details all around the cabin.
In order to back up this image, Mercedes gave the new GLC Coupe a new four-link front suspension and a standard 48-volt mild hybrid setup under the hood.
This powertrain keeps the same turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that powered the previous GLC but adds a starter/generator which can provide a boost of 23 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.
This is especially helpful under acceleration since the electric motor can provide additional power without having to work the gasoline engine harder, which improves smoothness, acceleration, and fuel efficiency.
This is not the only new technology to make an appearance on the 2024 GLC Coupe. Indeed, Mercedes added its new Digital Light system which improves nighttime vision while also making it possible to project warning signs directly on the road.
In addition, a “transparent hood” feature for the 360-degree camera helps with off-roading and so do improved control systems.
Other improvements are found in the MBUX infotainment system as well as the various active safety and driver assistance systems.
For example, the Traffic Sign Assistant can now detect approaching stop signs and red lights, while the new Parking package with a 360-degree view is standard on the GLC Coupe.
Pricing information for this new model hasn’t been announced yet, but the GLC Coupe has always been priced a few thousand dollars higher than the GLC, which will itself be about $3,000 more expensive than the previous generation in the United States.