Mercedes presents refreshed 2019 GLC Coupé

Highlights include extra driver-aid systems and a new line-up of engines

20 March 2019 - 18:02 By AFP Relaxnews
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé.
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After presenting a restyled GLC at this year's Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new version of the Coupé model, gaining extra driver-aid systems and a new line-up of engines.

The new GLC Coupé stands out with its dominant front end, featuring a diamond radiator grille, distinctive air intakes and standard-fit LED headlamps.

Inside, the multifunction steering wheel has been revised, featuring buttons for controlling the instrument cluster and the onboard infotainment system. The latest-gen MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system can be operated by voice control, using the "Hey Mercedes" prompt.

Among the other new features in this model, Mercedes highlights its trailer maneuvering assist function, offering assistance when maneuvering in reverse by using sensors to measure the angle between the towing vehicle and trailer to help prevent bumps and scrapes.

Finally, the restyled Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé gets a set of new engines, ranging from 120kW to 190kW, all of which meet the new European standards coming into force from 2020. Note that the petrol engines are electrified by integration of a 48-volt onboard electrical system (EQ Boost).