Is it too late to change my Christmas order?
It is fair to say there would be a number of cars I’ve reviewed over 2016 that I’d slip into my Christmas stocking if I could, and my latest test drive is no exception.
Some would say the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is a bit confusing at first glance… I think it’s intriguing.
My best crack at describing it is a “Mercedes Mash-Up”. It takes the swooping styling of a traditional coupe and throws in four-door family practicality, a fastback boot and the ride height of a SUV.
All that turns heads… and raises questions, like: “Where does it sit in the big scheme of things – sports car, family SUV, coupe?”
All of the above!
What’s clear, at least to me, is the GLC Coupe 250 oozes style and has outstanding on-road presence, performance and handling with its 4MATIC-all-wheel-drive system.
And there’s performance to boot, with the GLC range well equipped with Mercedes’ renowned AMG kit as standard which, among other things, throws on comment-pulling 20-inch alloys which set this car off perfectly.
Just as surprising, given the high-end look and performance found in the GLC Coupe, is the price.
Tested was the petrol GLC 250 Coupe which comes in at $80,100, but slipping behind the wheel can be done in the diesel 220d at $77,100.
There’s more confusion for me in the 250 in assessing its qualities – what do I like more, the refined interior styling with its leather upholstery and loads of well layed out and functional tech, or the turbocharged 2.0-litre engine with 155kW and 350Nm of torque?
Good thing you get both for the price in this tidy package.
Anyone got Santa’s address?