Mercedes GLE Forum banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·


It doesn't come as much of a surprise that Mercedes-Benz has green lit the GLC Coupe concept for production. The production model will be introduced after the company unveils the GLC and the GLS, according to Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber.

We also learnt that a few of the elements from the concept won't be making it to production. Chief engineer Eberhard Kelz said that both the slender mirrors and aggressive exhaust system won't be making it to production.

We don't know what engine will be in the GLC Coupe for sure, but chances are it will get the same engines as the C-Class, and there may be an AMG variant with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that makes 476 PS and 650 Nm of torque.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I think that the luxury brands have learnt with performance models there is a sort of "if you build it, they will come" type mentality with the public. They just make a performance version of every model they make.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
167 Posts
TT V8 seems absolute blatant overkill in something GLK sized sheeeesssshhhhhh... But hey if its the specs that sell why not...
That's what I was thinking, that powerplant in this is going to be super potent.
Instead I would have expected some 6 cylinder turbo to be used.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
74 Posts
I think that the luxury brands have learnt with performance models there is a sort of "if you build it, they will come" type mentality with the public. They just make a performance version of every model they make.
Yes but there are also packaging constraints... That Motor is probably about the size of an A class...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Yes but there are also packaging constraints... That Motor is probably about the size of an A class...
So do you believe that they will be able to fit it in there?

There are also smaller engines that are still pretty powerful that companies can use. I don't think that the size of the engine at this point is really a constraining factor. They can just load it with turbos and superchargers now, can't they?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
167 Posts
It helps that it's a small displacement V8 but still, all the components needed for that setup will make it harder.

Space in the engine bay could be tight, techs will be pissed.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
But as long as it fits I don't really see what the problem is. They can't sell the car if the engine doesn't fit inside, but even if its tight, does that really matter?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
True, and I think that is why auto makers are trending towards that. Some people just love to have a big V8.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top