2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class


Mercedes-Benz GLK has designed about a year ago to compete with the BMW X3, the Acura MDX and the Audi Q5. Curiously, the GLK has a wider body and 1.5 inches shorter in comparison with the M-Class. The GLK is the smallest of the SEI of the manufacturer, and comes to exterior styling of the big GL-Class.

GLK-Class receives a 3.5-liter V-6, 268 horsepower mated to a seven-speed automatic tranny. It is optional on all wheels as well. This compact SUV provides 23.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row of seats in the rear. It can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

The GLK is equipped with independent suspension and an adaptive suspension, which allows the vehicle to provide comfort and sport modes to the maximum. The inclusions are the last GLK exceptional in terms of management and one of the best offers Mercedes-Benz to date. With G-Class as an exception, the GLK is like all other vehicles in the range Mercedes-Benz, which sports a unibody construction and is one of the least efficient off-road, the manufacturer's engineers.

The Beach

Body style: Crossover SUV

Engines: 3.5L V-6

Transmission: Automatic 7-speed

Models: GLK350, GLK350 4MATIC

What's new?

For the second year of the Mercedes-Benz GLK series, the changes are within the new steering wheel, premium leather and a new headlight switch. The knee airbag, airbag pelvic and back-up camera are available. There is also the AMG sports package, with the AMG bumpers, 20-inch, LED daytime running lights, roof rails and aluminum. Pearl gray is the new color in 2011.


What looks like a scaled-down GL-Class comes with 19-inch wheels and optional 20s so it looks better than it really is. This is the most robust in the search for entry-level SUV of luxury.


Features such as eight way power front seats, cruise control, dual zone temperature dust filter, 5.0-inch, eight-speaker audio system and tilt / telescoping steering wheel is standard. A panoramic sunroof, surround sound and a navigation system are available.

Performance and Packaging

GLK-2011 series is powered by the same 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 as the car was in 2010, receiving SUV 60 mph 6.8 seconds and through the quarter mile 15.1 seconds, 91.8 mph . It requires only 118 meters to stop 60 mph, which is best in its category. Despite the excellent chassis dynamics, however, the control is silent.


There are driver and passenger front airbags, curtain side airbags (front-back), driver's knee, and two front airbags basin. Stability Control, the discs with ABS and brake assist and traction control are standard.

+ PLUS :

* Big-SUV styling

* Excellent chassis dynamics

* Great acceleration

* Beautiful, airy cabin


* Uncommunicative steering

* Rear middle seat is tight

* No engine options

* Not much of an off-roader


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