By Stewart Smith on 2016-06-22 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Mercedes GLC Coupe
for September debut
MERCEDES has announced the price of its all new GLC Coupe which will go on sale in the UK in September.
At £40,580 the Coupe is the newest addition to the GLC model range and combines SUV practicality with Coupe-style looks.
The entry level starts with the GLC 220 d which has a 2.1-litre 170bhp diesel engine and delivers a claimed 56.5 mpg on the combined cycle and 131 g/km of CO.
The GLC 250 d also features a 2.1-litre engine, with a higher output of 204bhp, and achieves 56.5 mpg and 131 g/km. A 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is standard.
Two model lines are available: Sport and AMG Line, and standard equipment includes Garmin Map Pilot navigation system, Active Park Assist, Artico upholstery in black or beige, keyless start, reversing camera, LED performance head lights, heated front seats, sports suspension and electrically operated tail gate.
Sport models come with a black ash wood interior trim, 18-inch alloy wheels and a diamond grille with black-painted pins.
For £1,495 more, AMG Line adds an AMG sports steering wheel with flat bottom, brushed steel sports pedals, black roof lining and Artico leather in either black or Cranberry Red.
There are numerous optional pieces of kit which can be ordered to customers' requirements, including a Driving Assistance Package (Â£1,695) which includes Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane-keeping Assist, Distronic Plus with Steering Assist, BAS Plus with Crosswind Assist,Pre-safe Plus and Pre-safe Brake with pedestrian detection.
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