Set to go on sale in the United States late this year, the facelifted crossover features a sportier front fascia and an evolutionary “contoured diamond-block grille.” The latter is flanked by restyled LED headlights which feature distinctive daytime running lights.
The familiar styling continues out back as the GLC Coupe adopts new taillights and a sportier dual exhaust system. We can also see a new rear diffuser and plenty of chrome trim.
Moving into the cabin, drivers will be greeted by a new steering wheel which features updated controls. The crossover also gains a multi-functional touchpad which replaces the previous rotary push-button controller used for the infotainment system.
Speaking of the infotainment system, designers installed an updated unit which features a 10.25-inch display (Europeans get a base 7-inch display) and the latest MBUX operating system. Other highlights include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and newly available Magma Grey upholstery which is available in both MB-Tex and leather.
In the United States, the 2020 GLC Coupe will be launched with an upgraded turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 255 hp (190 kW / 258 PS) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. This is a modest gain of 14 hp (10 kW / 14 PS).
European customers will get a number of different options including two four-cylinder petrols with outputs of 194 hp (145 kW / 197 PS) and 255 hp (190 kW / 258 PS).
On the diesel side, there’s a GLC 200 d 4MATIC with 161 hp (120 kW / 163 PS) and 265 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque. Customers can also order the GLC 220 d 4MATIC which boasts 191 hp (143 kW / 194 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. Lastly, the GLC 300 d 4MATIC has 241 hp (180 kW / 245 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque.
On the technology front, the GLC Coupe gains several new driver assistance features including exit-warning, emergency-corridor and tail-end-of-traffic-jam functions. Mercedes didn’t say much about them, but the model also has a new Trailer Maneuvering Assist system which uses “sensors in the ball head and a magnetic ring to measure the angle between towing vehicle and trailer.” This, combined with the 360° camera, should making hitching trailers a less stressful task.