In all sincerity, I have actually never ever been a substantial fan of the SUV coupe. It’s an automobile that is, to me, jeopardized at its very core. The requirement to be an SUV raises its center of mass and therefore ruins its abilities as an efficiency maker. While the performance-oriented tires and fastback rear end diminish its capability to go off roadway and bring freight– 2 core proficiencies of SUVs.

This unholy union of high-end coupe and SUV is a rather current phenomenon. Despite the fact that there had actually been a couple of oddball mashups in the 1980 s and 1990 s, the SUV coupe did reach mainstream status till the latter part of the last years when BMW launched the X6

To my discouragement, it showed to be a success. Specifically in what are BMW’s 2 crucial markets– the United States and China.

Ever Since, Bimmer followed up with a second-generation mid-size X6 and a compact X4 coupe

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Naturally, Mercedes-Benz could not let its arch bane go on undisputed. Which is why Mercedes responded to with the brand-new compact GLC Coupe and the mid-size GLE Coupe.

Both cars are sleeker coupe versions of MB’s existing GLC and GLE SUVs.

Last fall, the excellent folks down at Mercedes drop off a brand name brand-new 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe for Organisation Expert to take a look at.

We had the ability to invest a week with the efficiency flagship of the GLC lineup with hopes that its quality will require me to reassess my contempt for the SUV coupe category.

The base 2018 GLC Coupe began at $47,300 while our GLC 63 S Coupe began at $80,750 With charges and choices, our high-grade test cars and truck concerned an as-tested cost of $97,330

Here’s a more detailed take a look at the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe: