GLK – a combination of letters that has specific connotations. The “G” alludes to the archetypal cross-country vehicle, the “L” intimates luxury and, as in other Mercedes model series, the “K” stands for compactness (German: Kompaktheit). At first sight these three aspects may appear to be mutually incompatible. But on closer inspection they offer the perfect combination as Mercedes-Benz takes its SUV expertise and launches it in a whole new dimension – in the exciting Vision GLK FREESIDE. In January 2008 this compact character will be making its world debut at the Detroit Auto Show, providing a vision of the shape of SUVs to come.
The forthcoming Mercedes-Benz GLK, an SUV/crossover based on the new C Class, has been spotted testing in Germany, both on the open road and at the Nurburgring.
The action was caught on video. When introduced, the GLK is expected to be available either as an all wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicle, three engines, incuding two V-6s, one with 272 hp, and three different diesels. Eventually, an AMG version is also anticipated.
Americans can not get enough of Suv’s and neither can competiting automotive manufacturers. Mercedes is working on a rival for BMW X3’s which will be appropriately labeled the Mercedes GLK. This top secret small Suv is being tested in Scandinavia and Germany. When the GLK hits it will also compete with the Audi Q5, Volco XC60 , and VW Tiguan , all which will be competiting against each other for the best small Suv.
We found on Worldscoop site this new image of the 2008 Mercedes GLK-Class, but we can’t tell for sure if this is an official photo or just another photoshop rendering.
For the US market the GLK-Class will be available in three trims: the GLK280 V-6 4Matic (228 hp); the GLK350 V-6 4Matic (268 hp); and the GLK320 CDI V-6 4Matic (221 hp). The car will feature a seven-speed manu-matic gearbox. The AMG version will have an output of 500 (...)
Autobild has published the first undisguised image of the 2008 Mercedes GLK-Class, the main competitor of the BMW X3. The GLK-Class will make its world debut at either the 2007 Frankfurt or 2008 Geneva Auto Show. An AMG version is also expected.
The car will feature all-weather tires, hill-descent control, a mildly raised suspension with skid plates, and some outdoorsy cosmetics but no extra diff locks or a low-range transfer case. The curb weight will be between 3400 and 3700 lbs.
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Mercedes will introduce its first small SUV in 2008 based on the next-generation C-class wagon. The GLK is a four-wheel-drive on-roader and is a competitior for the BMW X3 and Audi Q5.
The car will feature all-weather tires, hill-descent control, a mildly raised suspension with skid plates, and some outdoorsy cosmetics but no extra diff locks or a low-range transfer case. The car will hava a curb weight between 3400 and 3700 lbs.
For the US market will be available: the GLK280 V-6 (...) > Full story