2020 Mercedes GLC Coupe Combines Sportier Styling With More Power

Mercedes is gearing up for the New York Auto Show by unveiling the 2020 GLC Coupe.

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.

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  • no25

    Looks pretty decent! Not a fan of Mercedes’s new taillight design, though.

  • Nordschleife

    I don’t know who told Mercedes that this was latest and greatest taillight signature set-up but they were wrong. While I see less dog in the face i.e GLC/GLE. this refresh looks off to me. May it will grow on me.

    • KAG25

      All the coupes and SUV coupes got those tail lights, need something better.

  • UnapolMisanth

    Jeebus!…Mercedes, what in the naturak h377 is going on with your centre-stacks these days???

    Your interiors look like they are co-developed with Mattel.

    The tacked-on LCD and the plethora of garish circular vents are the icing on a cake that is rather lacking in taste.

    • Matt

      Mercedes has had this design since 2014, it’s not exactly a surprise to anyone considering this is only a mild facelift.

  • caddy45

    Still ugly. Lol.

  • NeoShark
  • roy

    I like it I think

  • SteersUright

    MB modern design language looks expensive, but so showy and not to my tastes at all outside of a few exceptions.

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