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Mercedes-Benz unveils new 2013 GLK-Class

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new 2013 GLK-Class which has just undergone a mid-life facelift. The new version of the compact SUV will make its official debut at the New York Auto Show next month.

The GLK-Class is pitted against the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. The new face will give the GLK some much needed dose.

The is offered with the following engine options

Model Cyl. cc kW/hp at rpm Nm from rpm 0-100 km/h (s) Vmax km/h l/100 km NEDC combined CO2 g/km
GLK 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 4 2143 105/143 3200-4600 350 1200-2800 10.8 (10.3) 190 (195) 5.6-6.0 (5.5-5.6) 145-156 (143-147)
GLK 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 4 2143 125/170 3200-4200 400 1400-2800 8.7 (8.5) 205 (205) 5.6-6.0 (5.5-5.6) 145-156 (143-147)
GLK 220 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY 4 2143 125/170 3200-4200 400 1400-2800 8.8 205 6.1-6.5 159-168
GLK 220
4 2143 125/170 3200-4200 400 1400-2800 8.8 205 6.1-6.5 159-169
GLK 250
4 2143 150/204 4200 500 1600-2800 8.0 210 6.1-6.5 159-169
GLK 350 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY V6 2987 195/265 3800 620 1600-2400 6.4 232 6.9-7.0 179-183
GLK 350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY V6 3498 225/306 6500 370 3500-5250 65 238 8.1-8.6 189-199


The GLK 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC boasts the most powerful four-cylinder diesel engine in the SUV world. The direct-injection engine rated at 150 kW (204 hp) and generating 500 Newton metres of torque from 2143 cc enables the GLK to perform superbly.

The two rear-wheel drive models GLK 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and GLK 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY with six-speed manual transmission are even more fuel-efficient. The top performer among the diesel versions is the GLK 350 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY. 620 Newton metres of torque provide the V6 compression-ignition engine with exceptional power delivery from low revs.

The GLK 350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY petrol-engine model makes its mark with the groundbreaking technology of the leading generation of V engines from Mercedes-Benz. At the heart of the BlueDIRECT technology package lies the third-generation spray-guided direct petrol engine with piezo injectors. In combination with multi-spark ignition, this technology offers further potential for fuel savings.

7G-TRONIC PLUS, is standard on all 4MATIC models of the GLK.

The GLK is made in only in left hand drive variant and this is one reason why we can’t find it in the Indian market.

The GLK offers the following items of equipment as standard:

  • Airbags for driver and front passenger, kneebag for driver, pelvis bag for driver and front passenger, sidebag for driver and front passenger, windowbag for driver, front passenger and rear passengers
  • Seat occupancy recognition for front passenger seat
  • Crash-responsive pedals
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points in the rear and Top Tether attachment points on the rear of the rear seat backrest
  • 5 head restraints, height- and tilt-adjustable for driver, front passenger and in the rear, crash-responsive NECK-PRO head restraints for driver and front passenger
  • 3-point seat belts including mechanical belt height adjustment and belt force limiter for driver and front passenger plus automatic belt height adjustment on the outer rear seats, belt status display for rear seats in the instrument cluster
  • Pedestrian protection with active bonnet

Active safety is supported by the following items of equipment:

  • ADAPTIVE BRAKE including Hill-Start Assist, HOLD function, brake drying in the wet and priming
  • AGILITY CONTROL suspension with selective damping system
  • Antilock Brake System (ABS)
  • Acceleration Skid Control (ASR)
  • Brake Assist (BAS), assisting the driver with additional brake power when emergency braking is detected
  • Direct-Steer system with speed-sensitive power assistance and variable steering ratio
  • STEER CONTROL, supports the driver in unstable driving conditions by triggering an impulse which can be felt on the steering wheel, prompting countersteering by the driver in the correct direction
  • ESP® Electronic Stability Program including trailer stabilisation

4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive with 4ETS electronic traction system


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