2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 18 April 2008 , 10:04:31 byVeronica

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Mercedes-Benz GLK 350

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 is a versatile SUV that is going to make its public debut at the Auto China in Beijing. This eye-catching car model was developed to form the basis of the U.S. lineup and it receives its power from a 268 HP, 3.5-liter V6 engine. It will be riding on standard 19-inch 10-spoke wheels in 235/50 tires and will be available in both 4MATIC and two-wheel-drive versions. Both the GLK350 and GLK350 4MATIC are matched with a seven-speed automatic transmission as standard. Its unique design language sets it apart from the rest of the highly successful Mercedes-Benz family of SUVs. The GLK350 perfectly combines styling, performance and versatility. Power and agility are suggested by the bullish shape and the integrated rear spoiler on the tightly styled roof section. Prof. Peter Pfeiffer, Mercedes-Benz Design Chief, stated that the C-Class allowed them to create a style icon that had been a benchmark in SUV design for the past 30 years and the combining with the latest Mercedes-Benz design idiom, made the GLK a vehicle of genuine character. The traditional features of a proper off-road vehicle, such as the upright front end, the short overhangs, the slim roof pillars and the raked windshield, mix with the taut lines and expansive surfaces. The versatility of the new SUV will be enhanced by five option packages and nine options. Thus, the Premium 1 package provides a Panorama Sunroof, SIRIUS satellite radio and a power liftgate, while the Premium 2 package adds memory settings for the driver`s seat, rain sensing windshield wipers and Bi-Xenon headlamps with adaptive lighting and headlamp washing system. Its vibration and noise levels rival those of luxury models, while the estimated 23 mpg highway fuel consumption does not compromise performance. The newly developed multi-disc clutch in the center differential compensates the loss of traction on snow or ice, also providing a basic partial locking torque between the front and rear axle. On-road comfort perfectly matches the off-road capability through the sophisticated Agility Control suspension.
The 2010 GLK-Class will be produced exclusively at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen, Germany.