Lorinser, one of the best Mercedes tuning companies, unveiled its first sketches of the future customized Mercedes GLK . The new kit consists in a new front bumper with integrated daytime LED’s, new side sills, a re-designed rear bumper featuring an air diffuser and integrated exhaust system and a new roof spoiler.
Also a new set of alloy wheels was added!
More details after the official information and details will be released!
Smaller SUVs may be what people are looking for. The 2010 Mercedes GLK was launched only a month ago and only in Western Europe, but Mercedes has already received a total of 10,000 orders. 1,000 of these orders are attributed to a limited edition called “Edition 1” that offers a few special interior and exterior add-ons. The U.S. will not be able to get its hands on the GLK until the beginning of 2009.
Mercedes plans to give the C-Class and GLK SUV a new 2.2-liter diesel engine in North America by 2010. Because of emissions regulations, Mercedes needs to re-engineer the engine to accept BlueTEC technology. A company spokesman said, "The 2.2-liter in the GLK already averages 34 miles per gallon U.S. With BlueTec that will improve to just under 40."
The decision has been made first because of the rising fuel prices and also because of the weak dollar.
Mercedes revealed today complete details and new image gallery of the 2010 GLK SUV .
To celebrate the launch of the model, Mercedes is offerig the special edition: "Edition 1". 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 tinted 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, aluminium trim elements and the COMAND APS system. The exclusive GLK models are available in calcite white in the basic version, although customers may specify any other paint finish. Engine-wise, the GLK Edition 1 can be combined with any of the V6 units.
After the debut in the “Sex and the city” movie, the baby SUV from Mercedes, called the GLK got the attention of the Japanese tuning specialist, Wald international.
The Mercedes GLK features a new body kit consisting in a new front spoiler, re-designed side sills, new roof spoiler and rear bumper featuring new rear air diffuser and integrated exhaust system. Also special alloy wheels were added. More info when the official details will be revealed!
Although the all new GLK small SUV isn’t scheduled to hit dealers until October 2008 (January 2009 for the U.S.), the opportunity for a vehicle to be showcased in a scene of the summer’s hottest film, Sex and the City, was too good to pass up. It was however, quite challenging to secure an early release from the prototype vault at the Stuttgart factory.
Having not made its debut prior to the shoot on Rodeo Drive, the vehicle had to travel to the US in a cloak of secrecy. Accompanied by a designated Mercedes-Benz representative from Germany, there were many steps taken to protect the visual identity of the beautiful prototype from the outside world. Even the key which opened a tamper-proof container holding the car was locked away in a safe place and only accessible by one security personnel!
The GLK arrived in Long Beach California just days before shooting and was transported to Beverly Hills and kept secret until the cast and crew were ready for the scene. Given that the car had to sit on a public street, security had their hands full keeping the car under wraps until the scene was ready.
Two of the greatest future rivals, the Mercedes GLK and the Audi Q5 will make their world debut this week-end at the Beijing Auto Show.
Audi will unveil its Q5 SUV in Beijing because it sees China as a key growth market. Last year, China became Audi’s second-biggest market after Germany as sales grew 24.8 percent to 101,996 units.
Like Audi, Mercedes wants to take advantage of the growing popularity of SUVs in China. After showing concepts for its new GLK class at the Geneva and Detroit auto shows this year, Mercedes will unveil the production version in Beijing.
Audi parent Volkswagen group will debut two models developed for the local market by its joint ventures in China. One will be a family-sized sedan code-named the Model X, based on the Jetta/Bora. The other will be a more upscale sedan called the Lavida that eventually will replace the Santana. Both cars are based on the fourth-generation Golf platform and will go into production in the summer.
Mercedes will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show the Vision GLK BLUETEC HYBRID, a study that illustrates the possibilities of the "TrueBlueSolutions" strategy in the compact SUV segment.
With its TrueBlueSolutions strategy, Mercedes-Benz is preparing the way for the introduction of the world’s most economical and clean vehicles. As in the case of the VISION GLK BLUETEC HYBRID, ultra-modern and efficient diesel engines with innovative BLUETEC emissions control, hybrid modules and intelligent energy management are among the centrepieces of this trailblazing generation of drive systems.
The study for this compact characterful SUV has a combined output of 165 kW/224 hp and generates a combined torque of 560 newton metres, the world’s highest in this class. This enables the VISION GLK BLUETEC HYBRID to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds; its maximum speed is 215 km/h. Despite these performance figures, this multi-talented newcomer consumes an average of only 5.9 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres, and achieves the world’s lowest CO2 emissions in the SUV segment, with 157 grams per kilometre.