The chunky new 2013 MercedesBenz GLK

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Mercedes-Benz GL 400 AT Special Series

The chunky new 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK

2012 GLK in AMG trim

Mercedes has been trying to retire the 33-year old G-Wagen for years, but keep buying the damn Its replacement was supposed to be the GL series, a and luxurious 7-seater seemingly for an American extended family and the freeway. Unfortunately it is an expensive and uninspiring vehicle with of the style of its equally gargantuan rival the Audi Q7. However its brother the GL is a chunky and almost synthesis of the all-terrain vehicle and the current Mercedes-Benz style especially after its 2013 year refit.

The first GLK had the feeling of an experiment on part. A radically sharp and shape with a single choice and a basic interior. A with the custom car community at suggested M-B were aiming the at “the youth. This has

Cars such as the BMW X3, the Audi Q5 and importantly the Range Rover have defined this that we might call Mom. There’s gold in there hills and the full of Mercedes-Benz design, styling and teams has descended to craft the GLK full membership of the company’s

Naturally the oversized grill and are now in place together with the low air intakes below the lamp This being nominally an vehicle we get a chromed sump rather than the usual splitter.

Wheel arches are pumped and at the rear develop a more cubist interpretation of the Mercedes side swoop. Big taillights and another chromed complete the look.

It’s on the side of cute and compared to BMW offerings a little more and American in intent. Although in Germany the U.S. is clearly a sales target — the vehicle is not offered in some markets, including the U.K. the Evoque is sweeping all before it.

The interior has similarly graduated to the range standard style, big chunks of polished walnut, and the “jet engine” ventilation from the range-topping SLS. The is perhaps slightly less than some of the sedans but any will feel they are a proper Mercedes-Benz and that’s been a priority for the company.

Mercedes-Benz GL 400 AT Special Series

One cost-saving measure, or perhaps one aimed at American Moms, is the use of a mounted gear shift for the 7-speed auto box rather the regular console-mounted stick and wheel paddles.

The GLK350 (2 wheel drive) and 4MATIC (4 wheel drive) are powered by a fuel-efficient 3.5- direct-injection V6 gasoline engine 302 hp (225 kW) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of from 3,500 to 5,250

This accelerates the GLK350 and 4MATIC from 0-60 mph in 6.5 Top speed is 130 mph. This new also features Mercedes-Benz’s ECO system for better fuel particularly in city and suburban conditions. The GLK 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC the most powerful four-cylinder engine in the SUV world apparently. The engine is rated at 190 hp (150 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque 2,143 cc.

Even more frugal choices in the form of 4 wheel 220 BlueTEC and 2 wheel drive 200 220 diesels will be offered in but not the U.S.

Vehicles will available at the end of summer 2012 and prices range from euros to 50,000 euros taxes while U.S. will come in at about excluding taxes.

Mercedes-Benz GL 400 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz GL 400 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz GL 400 AT Special Series

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