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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé

By Franky Johnson

The GLC Coupé is the newest addition to the GLC model range, and combines SUV practicality with Coupé-style looks.

The range starts with the GLC 220 d which has a 2.1-litre 127kW diesel engine and delivers 4.99L/100km on the combined cycle and 131 g/km of CO2. The GLC 250 d also features a 2.1-litre engine, with a higher output of 152kW, and achieves 4.99L/100km and 131 g/km. A 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is standard.

Two model lines are available: Sport and AMG Line. Standard equipment includes: Garmin Map Pilot navigation system; Active Park Assist; Artico upholstery in black or beige; keyless start; reversing camera; LED performance headlights; heated front seats; sports suspension; electrically operated tail gate; and mirror package (consisting of: electrically operated and automatically dimming mirrors).

Sport models come with a black ash wood interior trim, 18-inch alloy wheels and a diamond grille with black-painted pins.

AMG Line adds: an AMG sports steering wheel with flat bottom; brushed steel sports pedals; black roof lining; and Artico leather in either black or Cranberry Red. The exterior features: an AMG bodystyling kit; 19-inch five-twin-spoke alloy wheels; and a diamond grille with chrome pins.

The Premium and Premium Plus packages are available as options across the GLC Coupé range. Premium package includes: ambient lighting; sliding glass sunroof; Keyless-Go comfort package; and memory package. To this the Premium Plus package adds: COMAND Online infotainment system and Burmester surround sound system (consisting of 13 speakers).

The optional Lane Tracking package adds Blind Spot Assist and Lane Tracking Assist, and is available on both Sport and AMG Line models.

The Driving Assistance Package includes: Active Blind Spot Assist; Active Lane-keeping Assist; Distronic Plus with Steering Assist; BAS Plus with Crosswind Assist; Pre-safe Plus; and Pre-safe Brake with pedestrian detection.

On AMG Line models, the Night Package adds detailing including: black exterior mirrors; 19-inch alloy wheels with five-twin-spoke bicolour design; front apron with trim in high-gloss black; and rear apron with diffuser in high-gloss black.

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