Report: Mercedes to introduce two-door GLK called GLC, AMG also on drawing board
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  • 2012 New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2012 New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2012 New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2012 New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2012 New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2012 New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2012 New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2012 New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2012 New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2012 New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2012 New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2012 New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2012 New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2012 New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

CAR Magazine based in the UK reports that Mercedes-Benz may produce a two-door coupe version of its entry-level crossover SUV, the GLK. Internally designated the “GLC,” the supposed two-door GLK is expected to see the light of day by 2016 as the next generation GLK gets reworked entirely.

Like many other major manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz plans to base the two-door GLC on its latest MRA modular rear-wheel drive platform that was specifically designed to streamline production efforts and costs.

Though not much other details have been spared, other then speculation that the GLC is particularly aimed at Porsche’s much anticipated and upcoming 2014 Macan entry-level SUV. An AMG version of this GLC is also said to be under construction—not surprisingly—with the potential of donning a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8, good for 462hp. Mercedes’ in-house 4MATIC all-wheel system will be standard on “higher level” GLCs while the lesser version have it as optional. Pricing? CAR reports around £29,000. No word on a US-version as of yet.

– By: Chris Chin

All Photos Copyright egmCarTech © Omar Rana.

Source: CAR Magazine UK


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  • cad4life

    wow, already 2 small now a 2 door, smart, also no amg tt v6 only tt v8s, the other guys have tt v6, what is mb doing, mayb their get from Nissan or something

  • desertwind

    I really hate this vehicle. I rented one on a trip to Miami and could not fit 3 suitcases in the trunk. it was an inglorious moment in my experience with Mercedes. I should have insisted on the Caddy SUV instead for the same price.
    So, making it into a 2 door would reduce its utility even further. Can’t wait for this line to disappear.