Introducing the 2011 GLK-Class. SUV body. Sport sedan heart. A soul that’s made of mettle.
What drives us to combine the race-bred performance of a Mercedes-Benz sport sedan with the legendary capability of our SUVs? The same spirit of innovation that’s been part of every Mercedes-Benz since inventing the automobile 125 years ago. After spending years testing the GLK-Class over 1.5 million miles of punishing terrain, Arctic winters, African desert heat and dense urban jungles, our engineers returned with something big. Proof of the idea that even a more compact Mercedes-Benz must measure up in every dimension: Brilliant performance. Advanced safety. Thoughtful technology. Enduring quality. Environmental responsibility. And of course, distinctive design. Courage, boldness and strength of character—that’s the definition of mettle. And of the 2011 GLK-Class.
There’s nothing downsized about its performance. The GLK350 may be the smallest Mercedes-Benz SUV, but driving it makes a super-sized impression. Quickly. A 268-hp 3.5-liter V-6 revs eagerly and delivers the torque-rich response you need—anytime you demand it. Twin chrome exhaust tips punctuate a true dual exhaust system, for the free-breathing power to conquer steep hills or hit 60 mph in a mere 6.5 seconds.1 Standard 19" — or optional 20" — wheels team up with a 4-wheel multilink suspension with AGILITY CONTROL, an innovation that instantly recalibrates the shock absorbers with every change in the road surface. And unlike some compact SUVs, the GLK delivers the sport-sedan balance of rear-wheel drive or optional 4maticTM all-wheel drive. In the GLK-Class, good times are always in season.
Source: Mercedes-Benz press