Driving: 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Puts ‘Less-Is-More’ Philosophy to the Test

Driving: 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Puts ‘Less-Is-More’ Philosophy to the Test


Mercedes stretched the GLC Coupe by 1.2 inches compared to the outgoing model. It’s also 0.2 inches longer than the previous generation. Up front, the coupe looks similar to its regular GLC counterpart, but things start to get weird when you go around the back. Instead of a flat roof that ends with a typical SUV butt, the GLC Coupe slopes down like the two-door “coupe” from which it gets its name. The feedback we received about the car in person seemed negative, but the response on social media has been overwhelmingly positive. We think beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Every GLC Coupe delivered in the US, at least initially, will have the AMG Line package. This includes painted wheel arches, 19-inch wheels (which can be switched off for the optional 20-inch wheels fitted to our tester), and unique body styles. It looks better to our eyes, but the integrated taillights that are actually two separate units and the fake exhaust tips on the fenders look “cheap” to us. The exact configuration wasn’t available as of this year, but the Manufaktur Cardinal Red Metallic color looks great in real life, even though it’s priced at $1,750. The rest of the color is German with many shades of white, black, gray and two beautiful blues.