“In fitness, as with driving, it’s all a question of mentality,” sums up Vanessa: “What can you achieve, and what do you want to achieve?” There’s no question that we want to cut a fine figure wherever we are: downtown, with its frustrating stop-start traffic, through the hinterland, where the farm vehicles – travelling in convoys along the edge the road – present the largest possible obstacles, and on to the off-road sections of the journey, which these days have to be carefully sought out. Here, you can get down and dirty, and here, too, the GLC Coupe shapes up pretty well.
Suddenly, the world through the windshield is a different place – like one huge exercise area, a playground even. So can you really combine sportiness and comfort without having to lower your standards for both? After an all-too-brief encounter with the GLC Coupe, the answer would have to be a resounding yes. It’s quite simple really. It’s not a question of taking a little of everything.