Mercedes-Benz Boss Hints At GLC Cabriolet

Mercedes‘ answer to the BMW X4, the new GLC Coupe, could take its game to a completely new level, taking aim at the Range Rover Evoque Convertible as well, with an open top version.

A final decision has yet to be made, but it remains a possibility, with the firm’s chief engineer for the GLC, CLS and E-Class, Michael Kelz, telling Autocar, “It would be fun, and it’s actually not that much of an engineering challenge” to build a GLC Convertible.

We can only imagine how such a version of the sporty SUV would look like, with a foldable soft top and the added weight to cope with its open-top view of the sky, but in the meantime, Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the world premiere of the second addition to the GLC family, at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

The GLC Coupe will hit dealerships across the United States over the next few months, in two versions, the GLC 300 and GLC 43 AMG, both using the 4Matic all-wheel drive system, at a yet undisclosed price. In the United Kingdom, the first examples will arrive in September.

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  • Kash

    I think if anyone could make a decent look Cabrio SUV it would be Mercedes so it would be interesting to see as at least a concept.

  • Merc1

    I knew it. I knew one of the Germans would get curious about this type of vehicle. This would be a 4-door Cabriolet too, something unheard of today. Goodness. The Germans are going to overwhelm buyers with the number of models on their showroom floors. For the 2017 Model Year MBUSA is introducing:

    SL Facelift – 4 variants – SL450, SL550, SL63, SL65
    GL to GLS – 4 variants – GLS350, GLS450, GLS550, GLS63
    SLK to SLC – 2 variants – SLC300, SLC43
    E-Class – 2 variants – E300, E43
    C Coupe – 3 variants – C300, C43, C63
    C Cabriolet – 3 variants – C300, C43, C63
    GLC43
    GLC Coupe – 2 variants – CLC300, GLC43
    S Cabriolet – 3 variants – S550, S63, S65
    C450 become the C43
    GLE450 Coupe becomes the GLE43

    How do you explain all these to a buyer that is new to Mercedes-Benz lol?

    M

    • Tumbi Mtika

      EASY. Just tell them to jump off a bridge, then hit their head on a rock until they understand. I did it myself, and I’m fine:’)

  • xDRAN0x

    There was the PT Cruiser cabriolent then this..

    • europeon

      And the Murano CrossCabriolet in between.

  • JUST WHAT WE NEED.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Nope. You’re high Mercedes. You are high.

  • NG212

    Calm down, everyone. This post left out the fact that the same executive said that Mercedes does not have the production capacity to build such a model, and that they could only build it if they axed something else.

    So it won’t come to pass. Thank God.

  • no25

    because the GLC Coupe was such a great idea in the first place…

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