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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe Gets a Redesign

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 3/19/2019 Motor Trend Staff
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Mercedes offers the GLC Coupe to those looking for something a little different from a traditional crossover, and now, the model is getting a face-lift. For 2020, the rakish SUV boasts an updated exterior and a new infotainment interface.

According to the specs provided by Mercedes, the GLC 300 Coupe shrinks slightly in length. The model is 3.0 inches shorter, while maintaining the same width and wheelbase. Height has increased by almost an inch, however. In terms of exterior design, look for updates to the grille, headlights and taillights, and front and rear fascias.

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Like the regular GLC crossover, which was also recently updated, the Coupe features a new 2.0-liter turbo-four with 255 hp, an increase of 14 hp from last year. Torque remains steady at 273 lb-ft.

Inside the cabin, you'll encounter new upholstery options. But the bigger news is the improved technology. The model benefits from the MBUX interface, which has a new voice control system that allows drivers to issue commands by saying "Hey Mercedes." There are many other ways to interact with information in the car. The model receives a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The old rotary push button on the center console has been replaced by a new touchpad. The steering wheel is also new with touch control buttons for operating different functions.

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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe now has gesture control recognition and navigation with augmented reality, in which arrows are superimposed directly onto the touchscreen image, making it hard to miss a turn. Expect the latest driver aids, including active lane change assist, steering assist, and route-based speed adaptation.

We're still waiting for Mercedes to release full specs for the GLC Coupe lineup. But we do know the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe will debut at the New York auto show next month. Sales begin by late this year.

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