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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe is a stylish take on a familiar package

Well, the high-riding, four-door coupe isn't going away, no matter how much we beg, plead, kick, or scream. In fact, it's doing the absolute opposite of going away. The segment is growing, and the latest member of this jack-of-all-trades body style is the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe.

Surprises? Well, um, there aren't really any. Mercedes has been hinting at the GLC Coupe since it showed a thinly veiled concept, and unsurprisingly, the production model isn't a far cry from that neon-yellow crossover. From the firewall forward, there's the same handsome face of the standard GLC-Class. But like the GLE Coupe, this particular variant gets a much swoopier, aggressive rear that draws inspiration from the S-Class Coupe for its taillights. The narrow, wraparound units are topped by thin chrome strips and a duck-billed rear deck. It's not practical, but based on these images, it looks better executed than its rival the BMW X4.

Underhood arrangements are just as predictable as the GLC Coupe's appearance. The base model gets a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder with 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, while the GLC43 will do battle against the X4 M40i with a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 that's good for 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are paired with Mercedes' new 9G-Tronic automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel-drive systems. Again, just like the normal GLC.

The GLC Coupe will hit dealers in early 2017. Look for more on Mercedes' newest as the New York Auto Show festivities continue.

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