Mercedes GLC Coupe review

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Introduction

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The Mercedes GLC Coupe is one of an increasing number of high-rise SUVs that sacrifice a bit of practicality for a big dollop of style. Rather than a squared-off tail that prioritises rear head room and boot space, the GLC Coupe’s roofline gently tapers towards the rear of the car, giving a sleeker silhouette. It’s no illusion, either; the Coupe is a bit longer and lower than the regular Mercedes GLC.

As with the regular GLC SUV, there’s a decent choice of engines. These range from the sensible 220d diesel all the way up to the brawny AMG-fettled GLC 63 Coupe, which gets a big petrol V8 petrol engine and it's own separate review. If you’re environmentally conscious or just want to lower your company car bills, there are even a couple of plug-in hybrids to choose from. All come with an automatic gearbox as standard and four-wheel drive to help out in slippery conditions.

The GLC Coupe’s arch rival is the BMW X4, the coupe version of the BMW X3. However, we’d argue the Porsche Macan’s shapely rear will also please the image conscious, as will the Range Rover Evoque. We’d also recommend taking a look at the Audi Q5, which is also available as a conventional SUV or a Sportback-badged coupe.

But should you buy a Mercedes GLC Coupe? Read on over the next few pages to find out everything you need to know, including which engines, trim sand options make the most sense. And if you do decide to buy a GLC, or any other new car, don’t forget that our New Car Buying service can save you a fortune – online, straight away, without the need for any awkward haggling.

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