New 2019 Mercedes‑Benz Mercedes‑AMG GLC Coupe SUV
Mercedes‑Benz Mercedes‑AMG GLC Coupe SUV
Based on the popular GLC Coupe, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC Coupe ups the power, prestige and driver pulse rate.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GLC Coupe Pricing
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When it comes to wordplay, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC Coupe has it all going on. This 4-door hatchback isn’t a coupe at all, although its sleek profile and high beltline give it a somewhat coupe-like appearance. Quibble all you want with Mercedes-AMG’s designation for its SUV-based coupe, because none of that matters once you look beneath the skin. Be it the twin-turbo V6 in the AMG GLC 43 Coupe or the twin-turbo V8 in the AMG GLC 63 Coupe and S Coupe, there is no shortage of power. Designed to tango with the BMW X4 M40i and Porsche Macan Turbo, these Mercedes variants place luxury and performance in the same league, but the price one must pay for admittance is a steep one.
You'll Like This Car If...
The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC family offers scintillating performance in three flavors that range from spicy to four-alarm. Adept handling, menacing good looks and ridiculously wide tires are the hallmarks of these vehicles, yet the large interior and rear hatch also provide some measure of utility.
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If you’re drawn to the GLC Coupe’s sloping rear quarters and are not dead set on having it attached to an SUV, a Kia Stinger, an Audi A5 Sportback or even a BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe might be a nice fit. In the SUV field, you can still find sporty options such as the Lexus RX, Audi Q5 and Jaguar F-Pace.
What's New for 2019
The Mercedes-AMG GLC Coupe gains a few new features such as a 115-volt outlet and optional 3-zone climate control. A new Designo package is offered with AMG Performance Seats, while the GLC 43 offers a new AMG Studio Performance package.
Whether you call it a coupe, a hatchback or an SUV, nothing changes the fact the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC Coupe triplets are a force to be reckoned with. From an enthusiast’s point of view, these machines are a blast to drive and while the high profile and limited visibility preclude them from running with the best performance sedans and wagons, there is no arguing their ability. The Coupe’s lightweight body takes full advantage of the 362 horsepower in the GLC 43 or the insane 503 horsepower in the AMG GLC 63 S. Teamed with an excellent suspension, quick steering and firm brakes, the AMG GLC Coupe is great fun in twisting turns, yet when its adaptive suspension is set to Comfort, returns a very civilized ride. Switch to Sport or Sport+, however, and all attached components sharpen their pace, providing a very coupe-like driving experience. Ironically, while the larger price tag and noticeable horsepower increase of the V8-powered models might have one thinking they’re the ones to covet, we found the twin-turbo V6 extremely satisfying, with a nice balance of power, fuel economy and price.
At the entrance resides a twin-turbocharged V6 engine with a stout 362 horsepower, standard all-wheel drive and a 9-speed automatic transmission. This setup moves the GLC Coupe with some authority, but the twin-turbo V8 in the GLC 63 and 63 S turn a scintillating performer into a stunning machine that will literally take your breath away.
AMG DYNAMIC SELECT
While Dynamic Select is not foreign to most Mercedes-Benz vehicles, on the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC Coupe, the system gets additional duty in the form of more aggressive settings. With changes to steering input, suspension tuning, throttle response and shift points, AMG Dynamic Select offers noticeably different settings for Sport, Sport+, Eco and Comfort, plus an Individual mode for custom settings.
The interior of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC Coupe blends organic curves with carbon-fiber and aluminum accents in a way we rarely see outside of science fiction movies. Real wood trim and leathers keep it from feeling cold and distant, and make it feel a cut above others in its class, even considering its asking price. The front seats offer plenty of room, too, although the rear seat loses a good chunk of headroom because of the plunging roofline. By far, the biggest difference between the Coupe and the standard GLC SUV is the cargo area behind the rear seats. Cargo space suffers, as does rear visibility thanks to the sloping hatch.
Exterior styling of the Mercedes-AMG GLC Coupe is why folks will buy it over the GLC SUV, and it's hard to argue against it. It's a good-looking car for the most part, although the idea of a "coupe" profile on a high-riding SUV still takes some getting used to. The AMG GLC 43 uses a diamond-pattern grille treatment bisected with "wings" extending from the enormous 3-pointed star logo. The GLC 63 and GLC 63 S borrow their grille design from the AMG GT sports car, with bold vertical bars across its width, and a deeper spoiler and larger air inlets. Both share a rear end styled to look more like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, but with different exhaust outlets and a few other details distinguishing the models.
Notable Standard Equipment
Every Mercedes-AMG GLC-Class Coupe starts with the push of a button, and all come with an AMG-enhanced version of the Mercedes-Benz Air Body Control springs. Also on the standard-equipment list are a power liftgate and power-folding side mirrors, heated front seats that adjust 14 ways, and dual-zone automatic climate control. There's a 7-inch color infotainment display, plus Bluetooth and dual USB ports for the audio system. Safety features include collision prevention, attention assist, a rearview camera, and even crosswind assist. Leather upholstery is an option however, with the standard MB-Tex upholstery covering the seats and doors.
Notable Optional Equipment
When adding options, Mercedes bundles most into simple packages. The Driver Assistance package brings blind-spot and lane-keeping assist, speed-limit assist, active cruise control, active brake assist with cross-traffic detection and active steering assist. The Multimedia package adds the COMAND hard-drive-based navigation with a big 8.4-inch screen, touch-pad controller and SiriusXM Traffic and Weather for five years (subscription required). You can opt between regular or premium Nappa leather, and audiophiles will want the Burmester surround-sound system. You can also add heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, head-up display and more. An AMG-specific exhaust system adds a sporty tone, and you can even add a backlight to the huge Mercedes logo in the grille. Oddly, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are extra-cost options.
Under the Hood
The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 comes with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that routes its 362 horsepower to all four wheels through a 9-speed automatic transmission. It's a solidly powerful engine, and even offers up to 24 mpg on the highway, which isn't bad. However, the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 is where you'll find the most power. The standard version puts out 469 horsepower, while the S model adds even more: 503 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. All that power and torque goes through a 9-speed automatic to all four wheels and, in a nod to the environment, start/stop is standard, too.
3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (AMG GLC 43)
362 horsepower @ 5,500-6,000 rpm
384 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/24 mpg
4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (AMG GLC 63)
469 horsepower @ 6,250 rpm
479 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/22 mpg
4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (AMG GLC 63 S)
503 horsepower @ 6,250 rpm
516 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/22 mpg
The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting just over $62,000, including the $995 destination charge. Yet despite the standard-equipment list, there's a lot left on the options list, and it adds up quickly. Any color except black or white costs more; leather will add nearly $2,000, or almost $4,000 if you want Nappa leather; the Burmester sound system is $850, and so on. It's easy to add on enough options to push the price well over the $70,000 mark. Then again, the same is true of the similarly sized and priced BMW X4 M40i. The V8-powered AMG GLC 63 Coupe starts just north of $75,000, and the S pushes that price to nearly $83,000. Be sure to check the KBB Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area paid. The GLC Coupe holds it value well, better than the BMW X4 M40i but slightly behind the Porsche Macan Turbo.
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GLC Coupe Consumer Reviews
April 23, 2019
A very supple ride
Have own other SUVs, Acura and Volvo XC90. Those SUVs were harsh riding and had very poor gas mileage. The GLC300 has a supple ride,...
April 15, 2019
Perfect Car for Seniors
This is one of the hottest cars on the Luxury SUV market! Perfect size for seniors, excellent storage, performance and luxury!
March 31, 2019
Not for the faint of heart
Is the AMG GLC 63 S my best car? No. That's the E53 for all around everything. Does it make you feel great? Yeah, It's up there. It's...
March 10, 2019
Beautiful styling, inside and out, strong engine. Comfortable
February 22, 2019
Best Performance SUV Value
This car has more speed, comfort, style and value than the Macan or Jag, and is a fresh new look in this class. It is a true war wagon...
February 18, 2018
Best Mercedes we have had
We have had this car for nearly two years and it has fulfilled every need. Snappy style and size, great carrying capacity, excellent...
February 11, 2018
I have over 6000 mi on my GLS. As expected it is a great car for both highway and city driving. I also took it to the mountains -...
January 13, 2018
Basically a SUV Sportscar
Decided to try this car while I waited to order the new Porsche Cayenne in Fall 2016. Ordered virtually every option without regret. ...
December 11, 2017
Just beautiful. Not only do I love it but my wife adores it. Finally, the real test is 4 teenage boys drove it/sat in it for a long ride...
July 23, 2017
great SUV, refined styling and fun ride
Have owned it for 7 months and I am a happy owner. Handled NewEngland winter with ease with the AWD. Love the Merc App thru which I can...
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