The GLC Coupe design sees the Mercedes design idiom of it’s current SUV models blended with the characteristic elongated roof line of a sports coupé. This combines the multi-functionality of the of an SUV with the sporty design and feel of a stylish coupe, in the same manner that Mercedes-Benz succeeded with the GLE Coupe, but in a more compact package. As you’d expect, the GLC Coupe shares the majority of its architecture with its hatchback brother, the GLC. It features a steeply raked front that flows into the bonnet, before meeting the A-pillar. The re-styled roof slopes down in to the elegant curved tail end of the coupe and features rear window that has dispensed with a rear wiper. It’s powerful bumper design, with integrated exhaust and diffuser at the rear, help to reaffirm the sport characteristics of the GLC Coupe. Despite the GLC Coupe having greater exterior dimensions, the GLC 250 4MATIC comes in at a curb weight of 1710kg. Weight saving has been gained by the use of a new hybrid material body and by manufacturing a vast majority of the components from aluminium. For example the front wing, bonnet, roof panelling, door hinges and various suspension components to name but a few. Additionally 12 kilograms are saved by casing the powertrain in magnesium instead of aluminium. The optional Air Suspension can further increase weight-saving through the use of glass-fibre-reinforced plastic. Thanks to it’s elegant design, the GLC Coupe boast segment leading aerodynamic performance.