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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé review

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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé
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1 Sep 2016 12:56 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:42

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Both four-cylinder diesels emit the same amount of CO2, despite their different power outputs, which is smaller than the six-cylinder-only diesel Macan but very slightly worse than the equivalent X4. The six-cylinder diesel GLC Coupé emits more CO2 and uses more fuel, and hence will cost more to run privately through work, although it is slightly cleaner than the equivalent BMW and Porsche.

This GLC Coupé doesn’t have a predecessor to gauge reliability from, but Mercedes as a brand finished a disappointing 32 out of 37 manufacturers in our most recent reliability survey. At least the 2.1-litre diesel engine all models are fitted with is well tried and tested – it’s been around for years after all. All cars come with a three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty and three years of breakdown cover, too, which is similar to what most rivals get.

There shouldn't be much need to attack the options list. Mercedes' smaller-screened Garmin-based sat-nav infotainment system, Bluetooth, leather seats, reversing camera, climate control, an electronic tailgate and heated front seats are standard on all GLC Coupés.

All models also come with a collision prevention system that can automatically apply the brakes to help stop you running into the back of the vehicle in front. There’s also a tyre pressure-monitoring system to alert you early if you lose pressure in your tyres. All editions get seven airbags and a system that can detect if you’re getting drowsy on a long journeys, too.

 

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé
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Verdict

Not the keenest-handling SUV, but the GLC Coupé offers decent interior space and quality, stout performance and generous equipment levels

  • Good quality interior
  • Strong performance
  • Generous equipment
  • Compromised practicality
  • Average ride and handling
  • Smaller diesel can be gruff
There are 5 trims available for the GLC Coupe coupe. Click to see details.See all versions
Sport
This trim should have enough equipment to keep you from reaching for the options list. Mercedes' Garmin-based sat-nav infotainment system, Bluetooth, manmade leather seats, a reversing camera, clim...View trim
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AMG Line
Upgrading from Sport to AMG Line brings larger 19in alloy wheels and a multitude of sporty, AMG-inspired design touches. However, it hurts the ride and doesn’t actually make your car any quicker, s...View trim
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AMG
The full-blown AMG models feature even sportier looking wheels and body styling, along with black door mirrors, AMG badging inside and out, and red seat belts that match the stitching on the interi...View trim
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AMG S
As the flagship of the range, the AMG S gets all the luxuries you're likely to want, plus bespoke sports seats that are firm but wonderfully supportive. However, really you choose this model for th...View trim
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AMG S Edition 1
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