Swabian formula for success?
Shanghai, April 20, 2015
It is cozy in the niche: After Mercedes had already put forward in early 2015, the GLE Coupé a rival for the BMW X6, now follows at the Auto Shanghai show ( April 22 to 29 ), the next coup. The so-called Concept Coupe GLC has the BMW X4 in sight.
GLK = GLC GLC = Coupé
But first things first: The still declared as study GLC Mercedes coupe based on the GLK successor named GLC, which will be presented in June 2015 and in September comes on the market. Its sleek offshoot is declared by the Swabians " close to production ". It is interesting to look at the dimensions: The Concept GLC coupe is 4.73 meters long, two meters wide and 1.59 meters high. So that the car is 17 inches below the GLE coupe, but is six inches longer than a BMW X4. In width it surpasses its rivals Bavarian much as twelve inches in the height of the X4 is undercut by three centimeters.
Series 2016 version comes
Various optical elements such as the powerful 21-inch tires or the side running boards are more likely to impress the visitors. The design of the Concept Coupé GLC strongly oriented to the larger GLE - brother, but the rear-end design is also reminiscent of the Mercedes S-Class Coupé. While you will again see the full-LED headlamp in the series, ideas are likely to differ as the fully recessed door handles practical solutions. Close to production, however, is the engine of the vehicle concept: It is the V6 bi-turbo petrol engine with three liters, 367 hp and nine-speed automatic transmission that comes including in the C 450 4MATIC AMG used. Also in the Concept Coupé GLC-wheel drive is mounted. The production version is expected to debut at the earliest beginning of 2016. in Detroit and then comes in the summer of 2016 the market. (rh)