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Launched: The agile Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe. Stylish yet Sophisticated.

Mercedes-Benz SA has headed into 2024 with sheer confidence and certainty. For starters, the GLC Coupe was introduced to the media last week and where better to do it than in the Mother City. But before I delve into the semantics of the Coupe, another model will be unleashed just before Valentine’s Day next month. Watch this space!

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Image: Rob Till Photography

The GLC, with its aggressive stance, is very impressive to say the least. It’s agile and ready to take on the road, be it urban driving or those long drives on the national roads. Jump in and the interior just impresses ump in and the interior just impresses. That centre console with the huge screen! Wow. To be honest, I have never seen a console screen that big. So everything that you will ever need will be projected onto that screen, which I might ass, is very easy to use.   

A pure combination

The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is a stylish combination of performance and luxury. But luxury does not have to cost an arm and a leg, as you will see with the price below. Very sleek design both interior and exterior, smooth body lines, spacious boot and interior leg-room all-round. And off course the latest technology and features. Hey Mercedes! And the car talks back to you. Amazing.

Mercedes-Benz is known for its innovative advancements in safety, comfort, and performance. My driving partner jumped in and headed off into the thick metro traffic of Cape Town CBD. And everywhere we drove, the GLC Coupe turned heads.

Packed with passion

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Image: Rob Till Photography

Sensuously and technically clear in design and thought-out, the new Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé impresses on every front.  The dynamic design of the new GLC Coupé from Mercedes-Benz embodies modern luxury from every perspective.

The avant-garde interior embodies modern luxury with only the standard equipment, finished to an exceptionally high-quality. With its aesthetically pleasing range of functions, the first-class sportiness of the new GLC Coupé is plain to see. From seat upholstery of the finest leather, to the touchscreen display and an optional Burmester® surround sound system, it satisfies your every sense.

Exterior

From the comprehensive standard equipment to the AMG Line: the new Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé impresses with its own unique character and embodies the iconic Mercedes-Benz Coupé design in the form of a sporty and luxurious SUV. Expressive highlights can be found in the many exciting details. Thanks to its attractive, clean-cut design and carefully considered technical developments, the new GLC Coupé makes a bold statement on any terrain.

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Image: Rob Till Photography

Safety

Safe as houses and packed with all the bells and whistles. Active Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot, Parking Package with 360° cameras, Parking package with reversing camera, Driving Assistance Plus package, Transparent bonnet with 360-degree camera, Sport suspension and front axle steering, Braking system with larger brake discs at the front axle, DYNAMIC SELECT

With the touch of a finger, you can use DYNAMIC SELECT to select your preferred driving program. In addition to "Eco", "Comfort", "Sport" and "Individual", there is now also the "Off-road" program. Traction, brake control and drive behaviour adapt accordingly.

So, what’s the drive like

The ride experience of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is very smooth and harmonious. All you might hear is the wonderful sound of the engine changing gears as you take off. The mating of the gearbox and engine is seamless and efficient. A pure combination of comfort and sportiness. Thanks to its coupe-inspired design, one can expect a more dynamic and engaging driving experience compared to traditional SUVs. The suspension system is designed to absorb bumps and imperfections in the road, providing a smooth and comfortable ride for passengers.

Mercedes-Benz often incorporates advanced suspension technology and adaptive systems in their vehicles, allowing drivers to customize their ride preferences. Whether you're cruising on the highway or navigating through city streets, the GLC Coupe should offer a refined and enjoyable driving experience. 

And now for the RRP: (Including VAT & Service & Maintenance)

GLC 220D – R1,392,350

GLC 300D – R1,447,350