2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Render Looks Just About Right

In three days from now, we’ll have a first look at how Mercedes plans to address their BMW X4 problem with the GLC Coupe Concept at the Shanghai Auto Show.

The official drawing released earlier this month strongly suggests that the study will be very close to the production car that will follow next year, but until then, our friends over at TopSpeed created a life-like render of the GLC Coupe based on the concept.

Both Merc’s sketch and this render also point to a “one designs fits all” practice, with the GLC Coupe reminding of a more compact-sized interpretation of the existing GLE Coupe that’s based on the GLE (the renamed M-Class facelift) and which targets the bigger BMW X6 – much like what the Bavarians did with the X4 themselves.

Under the sporty roofline and raised body you’ll find the underpinnings of the upcoming GLC (see our Future Car renders here and here) that replaces the current GLK, with both models sharing crucial elements of their platform, drivelines and technology with the latest C-Class.