Superlative performance comes courtesy of the powerful yet economical and eco-friendly four and six-cylinder engines.

Bigger is not necessarily always better, and Mercedes is setting out to prove it with their new GLK SUV. The GLK is shorter than the 7-seat GL-Class, hence the K which refers to Kurz or Short in English, but can boast a wide range of features like 4MATIC all-wheel-drive, Agility Control suspension, Intelligent Light System, PRE-SAFE and 7G-TRONIC transmission.

The new Mercedes-Benz GLK measures 4,528 mm in length, 1,840 mm width and 1,689 mm height making it a compact premium SUV like the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60.

Here is a quick overview of the available engines:

  Engine Power Torque 0 to 100 km/h Top speed
GLK 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 2.2 liter four cylinder diesel 125 kW 170 hp 400 Nm 8.8 seconds 205 km/h
GLK 320 CDI V6 diesel

165 kW

224 hp
540 Nm 7.5 seconds 220 km/h
GLK 280 V6 petrol

170 kW

231 hp
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GLK 350 3.5-liter V6 petrol

200 KW

272 hp
350 Nm 6.7 seconds 230 km/h

To kick off sales Mercedes will offer the Edition 1 model which features extras like 20 inch wheels, EASY-PACK tailgate, privacy glass, interior sports package with black-white nappa leather from the disigno range, AMG leather steering wheel, black roof lining, aluminum trim and COMAND APS system.

Gallery: New Mercedes-Benz GLK In Detail