One of the most significant automotive trends to come out of the last decade is the crossover SUV. With the utility of an SUV and the mobility of a sedan, many drivers are quickly realizing how convenient a CUV can actually be. Taking advantage of a great opportunity, Mercedes-Benz and BMW responded to this trend with the GLC Coupe and the X4, respectively. They both perfectly bridge the gap between sedan and SUV, but which one belongs in your garage, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43 Coupe or the BMW X4 M40i?
Walking around the outside, it is easy to tell that these cars are extremely similar in size. Actually, there is less than an inch difference between the two in every direction from length, to width, to height. This means they both will have similar interior space available and similar riding heights, but it doesn't mean they are they same.
One of the things that sets Mercedes-Benz vehicles apart from the rest of the world is the engineering. Under the hood, both the GLC Coupe and the X4 have the same size engine. They even have the same number of turbos, which are likely the same sizes as well, but then where does the significant amount of extra horsepower in the GLC Coupe come from? The answer to that question is Mercedes-Benz AMG®. Every single engine that goes into the GLC 43 Coupe is carefully built by one, and only one, engineer.
This attention to detail helps each Mercedes-Benz AMG® engine create more power and be more efficient than most of the competition. If you have any questions about why the Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43 Coupe is one of the best crossover vehicles on the market today, come to Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead for a test drive!