Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe red prototype front 3/4
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Say what you will about those slant-backed crossover "coupes" – push comes to shove, they've been a cash cow for German automakers in particular. So it should come as little surprise that the svelte high-riders have been spreading like wildfire throughout the business. And here's the latest.

Spied with barely any camouflage while undergoing cold-weather testing in northern Sweden are two prototypes for the forthcoming Mercedes GLC Coupe. Now if this looks familiar to you, there's good reason for that: Before rolling out the new GLC to replace the boxier GLK of yore, the Silver Star previewed the design with the Concept GLC Coupe at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. Now that Benz's second-smallest crossover has reached dealers with its conventional roof, it's time to roll out the coupe version as well.

Slated to take on the BMW X4, the GLC Coupe is expected to mirror the technical specifications of the existing model almost exactly, only with a similar treatment to what Mercedes already applied to the conventional GLE to create the GLE Coupe. For us – and for the time being – that means one engine option: a 2.0-liter turbo four good for 241 horsepower and driving either just the front wheels or all four. An AMG version is expected to follow, likely to wear the 43 badge (as opposed to the 63). One way or another, there are auto shows looming large on the horizon, so we suspect we'll be finding out fairly soon.


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