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Mercedes-Benz has added to its GLC line-up with the swoopy GLC Coupe hitting Australian shores soon to take on its mostly European rivals.
This mirrors the model roll out of the new-gen version of the more traditionally designed GLC SUV that rolled into showrooms in July.
The GLC300 4Matic Coupe is priced from $113,900 before on-road costs, which is just over $10,000 more than the GLC300 SUV.
Benz of course isn't alone in offering sporty looking family-friendly mid-size SUVs, and the GLC's closest rival in terms of price and positioning is the BMW X4 xDrive30i AWD, which starts at $106,400 BOC.
The other German, Audi, also has the Q5 45tFSI quattro S line, from a more affordable $94,250 BOC. Other alternatives include the Maserati Grecale GT from $109,500, or the Porsche Macan T AWD at $97,200.
Under the bonnet of the GLC300 Coupe is the same engine in the GLC SUV Twin, and that's a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, with a 48-volt mild-hybrid setup, delivering total power and torque outputs of 190kW and 400Nm.
The new-gen GLC Coupe is slightly larger than the model it replaces, with an extra 31mm in length and 5mm of additional height, while the front and rear tracks have increased by 6mm and 23mm for the front and rear respectively. Benz says that this has resulted in an extra 45 litres of cargo space, to 545L with all seats in place, expanding by an extra 90L to 1490L with the rear seats folded.
New to the standard features list compared with the old model are power front seats with a memory function and heating, metallic paint, a head-up display and a panoramic sunroof.
It also comes with 20-inch AMG five-spoke alloy wheels, sports suspension, Nappa leather multifunction sports steering wheel, an 11.9-inch touchscreen with MBUX and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, AMG Line exterior, keyless entry and start and a long list of standard safety gear.
The previous GLC Coupe is in runout and selling well for Mercedes, with sales of 1384 units steady compared with the same period last year.