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
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Source: CAR Magazine UK