Expand your horizons. Upward.
There are some who view discovery as a destination. For those of us who view it as a journey, the horizon doesn’t lie there and wait for our arrival. It continually grows to fit our fascination, and to feed it. For those who bring adventure
to life, so does the GLK.
Off the beaten path, and always on its mark.
It shares its heredity with legendary SUVs and iconic sports cars. Its heritage is built from pioneers, patents and progress. The confidence and passion behind the GLK are exactly what you feel behind the wheel.
The advanced gasoline V-6 and BlueTEC clean diesel twin-turbo 4-cylinder engines offered in the GLK-Class may take different routes to achieving their quick response and enduring benefits, but they share a core philosophy. A Mercedes-Benz engine should not just propel its vehicle, it should move the entire industry forward. Both GLK powerplants feature four valves per cylinder and Direct Injection — two technologies pioneered by Mercedes-Benz engineers decades ago, and freshly advanced for a new generation of performance that’s as redline-loving as it is green-minded. It’s why every GLK offers certified ultralow emissions, even in the most stringent of the 50 states.
The gas-powered V-6 in the GLK 350 features rapid-multispark ignition that can fire each spark plug up to four times in a millisecond. A new ECO Start/Stop feature shuts off the V-6 while you wait at traffic lights. As soon as you lift off the brake, it instantly restarts, so you can be on your way to achieving up to 25 highway mpg. The BlueTEC clean diesel uses no spark plugs at all, but progressively employs a fast-acting small turbocharger at lower rpm and a larger, more powerful turbo as revs increase — for impressive power and torque at any speed, along with best-in-class fuel economy of 24/33 mpg city/highway. The versatile 7-speed automatic offers Sport and ECO modes, and continually adapts its shift points to your current driving style. Its elegant electronic selector and shift paddles let you control all gear changes without taking a hand from the 3-spoke steering wheel.
Lightweight, nimble and remarkably efficient, 4matic sends 55% of the engine’s torque to the rear wheels, to help preserve the sporty balance that makes a GLK more fun in the sun, and more reassuring in rain and snow. Versatile AGILITY CONTROL® lets the 4-wheel multilink suspension read the road through the vertical movement of each wheel.
It then instantly adapts the shock absorbers to offer more precise control in corners and subdued, silky ride comfort on rough or uneven roads. Standard 19" alloy wheels are big on style as well as size. Equipped with runflat tires. For the GLK 350, the two packages include even more aggressive 20" wheels.