The new GLK SUV is shorter than the 7 seats GL-Class, where the K, which is based on short-short or in English, but can boast a wide range of functions, such as the 4MATIC all wheels, which control movement of the suspension , Intelligent Light System, GER – SAFE and 7G-TRONIC.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLK measures 4528 mm in length, 1840 mm wide and 1689 mm high, was actually a premium compact SUV like the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60.
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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||
|540 Nm||7.5 seconds||220 km/h|
|GLK 280||V6 petrol||
|GLK 350||3.5-liter V6 petrol||
|350 Nm||6.7 seconds||230 km/h|
To the sales of Mercedes offers the Edition 1 model included extras such as 20-inch wheels, EASY-PACK tailgate, privacy glass, sports package within black and white in Leather disigno of the range, AMG, leather steering wheel , Black edition of the roof, fittings made of aluminium and COMAND APS system.
Brimming with genuine character, the new GLK-Class is the compact SUV in the world by storm. Nevertheless, it is not surprising that the distinctive character to do everything from practice and appealingly compact form that set it apart from the competition. It is also true, as was previously very different attributes. The flexibility of the control of the suspension provides a unique blend of the extraordinarily dynamic handling, extraordinary leadership of the security and comfort for the rolling resistance. During this time, the complex, variable 4MATIC all-wheel drive system later in the electronic control systems for the provision consumed on the streets and breathtaking road ability, performance. Exactly this kind of combination, the GLK-Class, these huge call. The class GLK May-as one of the focus more on the road Mercedes-Benz trucks, sport, but the “G” – in allusion to the archetypal Mercedes-Roader – still has a place in the name of the template.
See the execution of courtesy there are powerful economic and ecological four and six cylinder engines. The BlueEFFICIENCY version of the GLK 220 CDI features of the new four-cylinder diesel engine from Mercedes-Benz, develops 125 kW/170 hp not yet consumes 6.9 litres of diesel per hundred kilometers. And the unshakeable foundations of GLK-Class are also impressive. The very solid body is the key to the avant-garde in the field of passive safety configuration, the very low noise level, the exceptional degree of comfort – to these typical Mercedes feeling of well-being – and the high value of conservation. In addition, the appointments hardware and attractive packages from the GLK compact SUV masses. More state-of-the-art systems such as the status of the PRE-SAFE concept of security and the Intelligent Light System (ILS) are in this market segment for the first time.
The loans, presence convinced the simple presentation of the class GLK leaves in no doubt as to their intention to conquer the premium compact SUV segment. It is without doubt the most demanding of all taken on this issue. And it shows the echoes of the G-Class, the founder of the Mercedes-Benz SUV family. Design boss Peter Pfeiffer, the story: “With the G-Class, we have a symbol, the format was a reference in the field of design in the SUV over the last 30 years. Audacieuse combination of this approach with the latest Mercedes-Benz design GLK idiom makes a vehicle a real character. ”
No other model in the compact SUV segment, past and present, is near the letters from GLK distinctive expressive representation. The body is beautiful ratio (length 4528 mm, width 1840 mm, height 1689 mm), then that is a special attraction in the interaction between the classical and angular form of the typical design contemporary art in all Mercedes-Benz cars. Here the language unique design, consisting of lines and large, wide areas, combined with the typically has a practice of off-road vehicles, as quick glance, are facing an end slender pillars roof, windshield heavily tilted and bowed roof lines. Instead his style to an end in itself, but the body which is the typical design advantages of a terrain vehicle to integrate more closely on the road compact SUV category for the first time. Large angle of arrival and departure and make good ground off the road company a pure joy. The remarkable clear layout of the body and the good visibility in all directions, coupled with the increase of seats, improving the practice of all days and for keeping relaxed, even in urban transport.
See of quietness, nor by the dynamic handling and an excellent performance in the field
The flexibility CONTROL suspension, in which the GLK-Class is based, shows a high degree of flexibility and allows the solution of a conflict objectives, in particular, the SUV class, where the chassis engineers want to create a vehicle that is both moving and comfortable sportily still a good, can also addressing the road outside the property. If the emphasis is on sports, active treatment, and the suspension of the shock absorbers, a certain strength, which opposes the inclusion of the typical mark comfort and suspension without limits options Street. If the vehicle is introduced with shock absorbers, more flexible, to the comfort and suspension terrain ability, dynamics suffers course. The solution is in amplitude depends on depreciation. “In this system, the damping ratio forces the shock configured to be flexible and not to direct line. In normal mode leadership to the streets of the contour moderately during slow or offline-road maneuvers, A slight improvement system, which both the occupants and the vehicle from the site capacity. To ensure that this level of comfort is updated in managing the difficult maneuver, or to avoid abrupt, in these situations, shock absorbers, a difficult performance, stability optimal handling. At the same time, the driver of the GLK is on the speed-sensitive power, the management has made it clear that the standard for the V6 models, that the optimal support of senior management for the situation under control. Montreal Street and out maneuver are much easier because the maximum delivery of assistance is available. At higher speeds, the aid for a more stable handling.
All models of the base in the GLK Series with 17-inch, size 235/60 R 17 light years from aluminum rims. In cooperation with the outdoor sports together in the standard when the car the first time on the market or outside the street-style package, all models trains with a mixture of tire size, with the agility CONTROL suspension and the asymmetry the distribution of power between the front and rear axle, which is the basis for a better transfer of energy between the wheels and the road. And more efficient, this transfer of energy, less frequently electronic control systems need an intervention. The road to the outdoor sports features package size 7.5 x 19 J-light-alloy wheels with 235/50 R 19 tires front and the size of 8.5 J x 19 wheels with 255/45 R 19 tyres on the back . If the GLK is in order with the package style off the street, the front axle is the size of 7.5 x 17 J-light-alloy wheels with 235/60 R 17 tyres, while the rear axle features size 8.0 J x 17 wheels with Tyres 255/55 R 17th All models are equipped with a pneumatic system TIREFIT for repairing the damage. A compact spare wheel, what can be put in the front or rear axle is available as an option.
4MATIC: High-wheels with all the sophisticated systems for monitoring
The drive 4MATIC aggregate in the heart of the GLK-Class is one of the location, all-wheel drive systems on the market. The driving dynamics systems ESP ®, TCS and 4ETS harmonized beautifully with each other when they go in their activities to control the quality is as good as the top-notch longitudinal and lateral view dynamics go hand in hand with the super handling stability are insured, all conditions, both within and outside the street. Thanks to the compact, lightweight and optimized friction concept, along with a built-in engine design and block the main gear box and transmission, the system offers many advantages in comparison with his colleagues, with a drive installed across. The fuel consumption, for example, is roughly the same level comparable to that of a powerful conventional vehicle, while the minimum of vibration and noise in competition with those of today luxury-class models.
The distribution of 45:55 basis of the reader percent of torque between the front and rear axle – with ESP ®, TCS and 4ETS dynamics of control systems – for printing and ensures predictable performance in all conditions. Optimum strength, the maximum stability of the management of quality and handling are at all times. In the adaptation of systems to control, the engineers at Mercedes-Benz Technology Center (MTC) was auto-neutral behaviour towards an absolute priority. Only when the physical limits of leadership in the vicinity, it is a slight tendency on taxes. All models show GLK these qualities, even if the conditions road maps are very different. Whether dry or wet. On snow, ice or unsurfaced roads. When the driver never know whether or not to be expected under or over-taxes, they are uncertain. This problem – a common phenomenon in the SUV category – is resolved once and for all of the GLK-Class. The new multi-disc clutch in the central differential supports the system when the friction between tire and road surface is particularly low, such as snow or ice. A pair of partial basis of the Newton of 50 metres between the front and rear axle, a significant increase in the train, while the high stability directional antenna is updated.
The “G” on the center console with the GLK away from road engineering package even more on a site. By pressing the button, a special program that the transition between the points of the 7G-TRONIC, “lightness” accelerator and activate functions without ESP ® function road. In this mode, the system has been designed to cope with a higher degree of skating wheels, with the stability directional antenna. This strategy of control improves traction on the terrain, and in particular the low-friction surfaces such as sand, gravel or stone chips. It is also a kind of manual transmission, in which the transition from pallets on the steering wheel can be used to switch between devices. Another switch activates the regulation of the speed of descent (DSR), which automatically creates a pre-programmed speed descent on the steep slopes. The off-road rates of the fund are also impressive. The high ground clearance of 201 mm (280 4MATIC GLK) and brief look at the body (816 mm front, rear 957 mm) of this is the angle of approach and departure date – 23 degrees and a maximum of 25 degrees. During this relatively short period of time long wheelbase of 2755 millimetres and weight of the vehicles of 1830 kg, which is remarkably low for an SUV, so that the GLK making good progress, even the most demanding topographic terrain.
Such a loss of pneumatic pressure warning system, the proven electronic antidérapage (ESP MC) for the GLK has a vehicle / trailer stability function, the situation defused leadership reviewers with a trailer before it is not dangerous by the application of the individual Wheels and brakes as needed. The capacity will drag of 2000 kilograms.
Greater pressure: new four-cylinder gasoline and diesel V6 engines proved
State-of-the-art powertrain an exceptionally high level of comfort chassis and impressive performance in the series GLK. For more information on fuel consumption is low, as the head of the consignment. Customers have a choice of four versions of the model: diesel enthusiasts can opt for the GLK 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY or GLK 320 CDI, while those with a predilection for gasoline, you can GLK 280 or GLK 350, with a V6 engine.
In the GLK 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, the whole new generation of diesel-engine Make an excellent set of figures. As the V6 unit in the GLK 320 CDI, the engine with four cylinders a shift of 2.2 litres and an output of 125 kW/170 hp reflects the dynamics of GLK concept in its entirety and produced impressive results with the fuel consumption and small decline in emissions. The couple is equally impressive, with around 400 metres Newton in a wide beach of engine speed from 1400 to 2800 rpm. Technology highlights the extremely compact and smooth functioning CDI rear engine camshaft also the fourth generation common-rail direct injection with a cash injection of 2000 and a two-tier system with a turbocharger. The state-of-the-art engine drives the GLK from 0 to 100 km / h in just 8.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 205 km / h. The engine compression with very low emissions, which will not be processed environmental impact and, like all diesel engines for Mercedes cars, the characteristics of the exhaust gas recirculation, oxidation catalyst and a diesel particulate filter without filter as standard. The engine developers have succeeded in emissions not by a decisive margin. To ensure the smooth operation of four-cylinder a simple device consumes 6.9 litres of diesel per hundred kilometers, is only 183 grams of CO2 per kilometre, and already with the requirements of the standard for the issuance of EU5. Diesel line-up is completed by the V6 engine shown in the GLK 320 CDI develops 165 kW/224 hp and reaches a maximum torque of 540 Newton metres, the GLK is possible, even admirable: Here is the maximum speed is 220 km / h, while acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in only 7.5 seconds. The V6 engine also has exhaust gas recirculation, oxidation catalyst and without a diesel particulate filter. The consumption of diesel is a 7.9-liter just for a hundred kilometers. More engine meets the Euro 4 standard.
The two models smooth V6 gasoline – the GLK 280 and the 350 GLK – developing 170 kW/231 hp and 200 hp respectively KW/272, which quickly enough. However, fuel consumption is only moderate. The 3.5-liter V6 in the GLK 350 4MATIC is characterized in particular the implementation of numbers resemble those of a sports car. It has a maximum speed of 230 km / h and the races from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.7 seconds. The two engines also in compliance with the standard Euro 5, consumed 10.2 litres and 10.4 litres per hundred kilometers.
All variants of the engine for the GLK, twinning projects in the 7G-TRONIC 7-bit rate automatically as standard. But the performance and low consumption of fuel is not only the perfect combination of sophisticated motors high with the 7G-TRONIC and the recovery optimized drive unit. Other factors include the relatively low weight (GLK 280: 1830 kg) and the excellent aerodynamics for a vehicle of this type (cd Figure 0.35).
Security complete package for maximum protection of occupants
In combination with the front and rear deformation zones, the high GLK travellers cell offers an extremely effective basis for the protection of the occupants. There is particular:
* Adjustment in two stages airbags for driver and front passenger
* Kneebag for the driver
* Front and sidebags as an option, sidebags for the rear seats
* Window bags, in two rows of seats for the A-pillar on the pillar C —
* NECK-PRO crash respond head for driver and passenger
* Crash pedal system optimizes
* 3-point safety belt for the five seats
* Belt Spann and adaptation belt force limiters for the driver and passenger, clamp-belt and only step-belt force limiters for the rear outboard seats
* Seat for children of ISOFIX attachments
* Belt adjusting the height of the driver and front passenger
* Belt indicator of the state of the rear for passengers to a group of instruments
The option expectancy PRE-SAFE system to protect the occupants made available in the compact SUV segment of the market provides for the first time, Mercedes-Benz with security to a new high standard in this segment. The strong point of this approach is the networking between active and passive safety systems. PRE-SAFE uses the sensors of the dynamics of control systems – for example, help with the brakes (BAS) and ESP – and optimized functions to protect the safety of passive components in the situations of possible accidents. The standard form of adjusting the braking lights, which flash a warning for the traffic behind when suddenly the brakes to help prevent accidents.
The class GLK also announced further improvements to the protection of pedestrians. On the one hand, Mercedes remains faithful to the philosophy that the best accidents are not the ones who are not at all. That is the reason why the standard equipment for all models includes GLK brake assistance (BAS), it shortens the braking significantly, particularly during the panic-braking to prevent accidents or at least to mitigate its consequences. In addition, the pre-defined precisely, the buffer between the body and the large under the cover performance which significantly affected when a pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. The specially bumpers front and the foam of the company flexible integrated bumper absorber impact of these measures, the pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists a high degree of protection.
Relaxed travel in classic Mercedes style
The distinctive looks of the body are seamlessly continued inside the GLK-Class. On the one hand, the contemporary treatment of the surfaces brings the latest in Mercedes design to the interior. On the other hand, the GLK offers a high-quality and comfortable interior with impressive materials and precise detailing. Occupants enjoy a profound sense of wellbeing when on board – a hallmark of all Mercedes vehicles. The dashboard is the dominant feature here, visually extending into the door panels to lend additional width to the generously dimensioned interior. Further eye-catching features include an elegant trim level highlighted by a fabric that matches the seat upholstery, specified as standard. Alternatively, GLK customers can opt for various wood or aluminium highlights here and in the door operating panels at the front and rear. The upper section of the dashboard encompasses the instrument cluster and the static central display. Meanwhile the driver’s armrest with an integral stowage compartment and the controller for the optional COMAND APS infotainment system are located in ergonomically ideal positions between the front seats. Control of the individual menus is intuitive, following the familiar and well-proven control logic used in the S-Class. Additional shortcut buttons make it easier to access the most important main functions. In terms of spaciousness, the GLK matches vehicles that are much bigger on the outside. The interior architects at the MTC have succeeded in achieving seating-comfort dimensions on a par with those of the much larger M-Class – for example the distance between the heel reference point and the seat reference point in the GLK-Class is 318 mm (front) and 346 mm (rear). Front and rear headroom are also comparable at 1010 mm and 1012 mm respectively. The boot, including an additional compartment beneath the load compartment floor, holds at least 450 litres. When the 1/3:2/3-split rear seats are folded forwards, the boot capacity increases to max. 1550 litres, the load compartment length to 1674 mm.
Complete range of standard equipment, complementary equipment packages
The level of equipment available for the GLK-Class is at premium-segment standard, including details normally only to be found in the higher vehicle categories. Standard-fit comfort-enhancing features include the THERMATIC 2-zone automatic climate control system, a steering column adjustable for height and reach, front seats with electrically adjustable height and backrest angle, including seat inclination adjustment, manual lumbar support with 2-way adjustment for the driver’s seat and the Audio 20 sound system, including a radio/CD combination with integral Bluetooth interface for mobile phones, a microphone for the hands-free system and a central 5-inch colour display. Further features include power windows all round and cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC.
The GLK-Class model range is equipped to an exceptionally high standard. There are also two equipment packages to choose from, allowing customers to tailor the GLK to their own requirements. Among other things, the exterior sports package consists of 19-inch 7-spoke light-alloy wheels, stiffer sports suspension lowered by 20 millimetres and a chrome package with roof rails in aluminium. Alternatively, customers can select the off-road styling package, featuring 17-inch light-alloy wheels, robust off-road pads and simulated underguards on the front and rear apron as well as the chrome package as standard. The only difference is that this version has matt black roof rails, in keeping with the off-road look.
The off-road engineering package – with DSR switch, a “G” switch for activating a special off-road program and a heavy-duty, weight-optimised underguard and underbody protection in Gemtex – is also available as an optional extra. If the COMAND APS system is specified, the navigation system has a useful extra feature designed specifically for off-road vehicles. If the vehicle enters an area not covered by digitised maps, the driver can activate a tracking system to record and save the vehicle’s route. This means that GLK drivers can always find a way back to their starting point, based on the principle of Ariadne’s thread.
Customers can also opt for the THERMOTRONIC 3-zone luxury automatic climate control system (for the first time in this market segment), genuine leather appointments, fine wood trim elements or the rear-seat entertainment system with 2 screens, radio remote control, 2 sets of radio headphones per screen and an Aux-In socket for multimedia devices such as games consoles. LINGUATRONIC voice-operated control makes the COMAND APS system even easier to use, while the fully electrical, 10-way seat adjustment feature with memory package simplifies the process for setting preferred seating positions. Items that can be ordered for all models include 20-inch light-alloy wheels and the electrically operated panoramic glass sliding sunroof. Further options that come highly recommended include the Intelligent Light System (ILS), featuring five light functions (cornering light function, country mode, motorway mode, active light function and enhanced fog lamps), which are activated in specific driving situations and weather conditions, or the EASY-PACK tailgate, which can be operated at the push of a button.
Mercedes-Benz GLK Edition 1: attractive model to celebrate sales launch
The exclusive “Edition 1” model will be produced to mark the sales launch of the GLK-Class. This particular variant, sure to be the subject of great demand, is based on the exterior design of the models with exterior sports package but also features 20-inch wheels, the electrically operated EASY-PACK tailgate and specially coloured privacy glass in the rear compartment. The interior is based on the interior sports package and has been upgraded to include further quality details such as black/white nappa leather seats from the designo range, an AMG multifunction leather steering wheel, a black roof lining, exclusive aluminium trim elements and the COMAND APS system. All of these exclusive GLK models are available in calcite white as standard, although customers can specify any other paint finish. Engine-wise, the GLK Edition 1 can be combined with any of the V6 units.
Mercedes offers the widest range of SUVs
Mercedes-Benz offers the widest range of SUVs in the premium segment, the GLK being the brand’s fifth model series in this internationally growth-oriented market. In response to customers’ wishes, the company initially extended its model range sideways and upwards by introducing the R-Class, M-Class, GL-Class and G Class. The GLK, a compact SUV, is the latest addition to this successful family.
The R-Class is the model series with the most variants, all of which impress with an outstanding level of long-distance comfort and the most generous and variable interiors of all the Mercedes SUVs, including up to seven seats. The most successful Mercedes-Benz Sports Utility Vehicle, with around 950,000 vehicles sold to date, is the M-Class, offering an exciting and highly effective balance between on-road performance and off-road ability. This model series, which celebrated its high-profile premiere some ten years ago, is seen as the precursor to all today’s premium SUVs. The GL-Class in turn has occupied pole position in the SUV world since 2006, its occupants travelling first-class whatever the conditions, whether on or off the road. The G-Class, which effectively started it all, is celebrating 30 years of service this coming year. The “G” really comes into its own when venturing off the beaten track and still ranks as one of the world’s best off-roaders.
Bremen plant produces the GLK-Class on an exclusive basis
The GLK is produced solely at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. The site, taken over from Hanomag-Henschel in 1969, was a production plant used by the carmaker Borgward up until 1961 and is a major cog in Daimler’s world-wide production network. As the home plant for the C-Class Saloon and C-Class Estate, it sets the quality standards for all plants that handle these model series world-wide. European customers can order the compact model with genuine character from June 30, 2008, with deliveries set to commence in the autumn. The prices for the German market, not including local VAT, are as follows:
* GLK 220 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY: € 33,900
* GLK 320 CDI 4MATIC: € 38,700
* GLK 280 4MATIC: € 36,600
* GLK 350 4MATIC: € 38,700
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