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Daimler R&D chief Prof Dr Thomas Weber has revealed to The Detroit Bureau that the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept we saw at Auto Shanghai will be going into production.

He also said the road-going GLC Coupe will be introduced after the (non-coupe) GLC and GLS are unveiled. According to Autocar UK, Stuttgart’s BMW X4 fighter could be heading towards a 2016 or 2017 debut. Our Euro spies have only spotted the non-coupe GLC so far.

They call the yellow fellow you see here a “near-production-standard study” – in other words, besides the tiny wing mirrors, hidden door handles and vertically-stacked quad tailpipes (aww man!), this is pretty much it.

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The concept is 4,727 mm long, 2,000 mm wide and 1,593 mm tall, with a 2,827 mm wheelbase. Which means it’s longer, lower and a lot wider than the X4, while packing a 17 mm longer wheelbase.

The show car hid a 367 PS/520 Nm 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 (‘450’ AMG Sport motor) under its bonnet, while packing a nine-speed 9G-Tronic auto and 4Matic all-wheel drive. There should be a full-fledged AMG variant too, with a 476 PS/650 Nm 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8, if reports are to be believed.

Because the new GLC will reportedly come in right-hand drive (the GLK was a lefty only), it’s safe to assume the same for the GLC Coupe. Likewise the engines – speculated is a base GLC 250 with a new 1.8 litre four-cylinder turbo engine, a GLC 250 BlueTEC with the familiar 2.1 litre four-cylinder turbodiesel and a V6-powered GLC 350.

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe at Auto Shanghai 2015