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 kW224 hp
|540 Nm||7.5 seconds||220 km/h|
|GLK 280||V6 petrol||
170 kW231 hp
|GLK 350||3.5-liter V6 petrol||
200 KW272 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.