Mercedes-Benz has launched the new GLC Coupé, its latest vehicle that aims to balance sporty performance with high efficiency.

While all models are equipped with electric drive technology, at launch customers will be able to choose between PHEV or 48-volt mild hybrid versions equipped with an integrated starter-generator. In both cases, the Coupé will based on Mercedes-Benz’s 4MATIC AWD system – while the PHEV models will offer an all-electric off-road driving mode.

This mode is powered by the PHEV’s high-voltage battery, which offers a capacity of 31.2 kWh. Using the optional 60 kW DC charger, a full recharge can be completed in around 30 minutes. A standard 11 kW three-phase charger is provided as standard, allowing for AC charging at home.

The GLC Coupé’s infotainment offering is headed by an 11.9-inch HD central display and a 12.3-inch LCD driver display as standard. Both are angled towards the driver for enhanced ease-of-use, while the central display rises from the center console. Further standard equipment includes smartphone integration, wireless phone charging and heated seats for drivers and passengers alike.

Built on the OEM’s MBUX infotainment system, the Coupé comes equipped with the Hey Mercedes voice assistant as standard – responding to natural language and user preferences. A key feature of the assistant is Tourguide, which leverages the assistant’s capabilities to read out information about points of interest along the vehicle route. In Germany, the audio-based system responds to around 3,400 brown information signs along various highways.

While allowing the user to integrate their chosen music streaming services, along with their personal settings for those services, MBUX also offers integration with smart home devices. Here, an MBUX Smart Home function allows GLC Coupé drivers to access smart home systems on the road – including smart thermometers, lighting, blinds, and other compatible appliances.