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Mercedes-Benz Unveils Redesigned GLC Coupe

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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
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About a month after unveiling the new GLC SUV, Mercedes-Benz has revealed its redesigned GLC Coupe, which attempts to combine coupe-like sportiness with SUV functionality.

Though Mercedes-Benz says this is the “next generation” of the GLC Coupe, it hasn’t received any of the kind of major changes you would expect from a next-gen model, but rather a litany of minor updates and, we’ll admit, a nice facelift.

The front and rear bumpers were redesigned, and the standard LED headlights and taillights now boast all-new graphics. There are some fresh wheel and color options, new upholstery colors and trim options, and more importantly, a completely overhauled MBUX infotainment system.

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The main interface now uses a 10.2-inch touch screen, placed atop the center stack and flanked by a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. If touch screens aren’t your thing, you can also interact with the infotainment system using its natural speech voice recognition (just press a button on the steering wheel and talk, or trigger the system by saying “Hey Mercedes”), the multifunction touch pad in the console, the thumb pads on the steering wheel, or even the gesture and movement recognition system. You’ve certainly got options.

As for the rest, it’s mostly the same. There’s the usual diamond-block grille, the sloping roofline (which means you get less headroom and overall cargo space than in the GLC SUV), and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Actually, that’s an upgrade too: it’s 14 more hp than the 2018 model offered.

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