Testing of the GLC Coupé is well underway ahead of the BMW X4 rival's expected launch in the fourth quarter of this year.
Through the minimal disguise, the car can be seen sporting a similar rear-end design to the bigger GLE Coupé, with similar lights and a strip, likely to be finished in chrome, across the rear of the car. The front-end treatment follows that of the GLC, while the roofline tapers down before a small lip spoiler completes the rear deck.
The near-complete appearance of this GLC Coupé test mule tells us that a debut isn’t far off; we expect the car to make its debut at the New York motor show later this month.
Previous spy shots showed a GLC Coupé test mule out with the standard GLC.
A Mercedes spokesperson suggested that the concept, which was revealed at the Shanghai motor show last year, is more similar to the production version than the spy shots we’ve seen so far would suggest. The disguised GLC Coupé has the same swooping roof design as the concept, but with smaller wheels, and it features a similar front to its GLC sibling, aside from a different grille.
Engines for the GLC Coupé will be shared with the regular GLC, although Mercedes would not specify which engines would make it across. The GLC Coupé’s larger sibling, the GLE Coupé, carries over one petrol and one diesel V6 from its namesake, so it’s likely that one petrol and one diesel four-cylinder unit will be used in the GLC Coupé.