MercedesBenz At Auto China 2008 The New MercedesBenz GLKClass…

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Mercedes-Benz GLK 220 CDI AT Special Series

Brimming with genuine the new GLK-Class is set to take the world of SUVs by storm. Yet it is not just the all-rounder’s practical and appealingly body form that it apart from the competition. It brings together what previously seen as entirely attributes. The Agility Control serves up a unique blend of handling dynamics, exceptional safety and superlative ride Meanwhile the sophisticated, variable all-wheel-drive system joins with the latest electronic systems to deliver consummate performance and superb off-road It is precisely this kind of that lends the GLK-Class immense appeal. The GLK-Class may be one of the road-oriented Mercedes-Benz SUVs, but the G alluding to the archetypal Mercedes — still has a rightful in the model name.

Superlative comes courtesy of the powerful yet and eco-friendly four and six-cylinder The BlueEFFICIENCY version of the GLK 220 CDI features the new four-cylinder diesel engine Mercedes-Benz, which develops 125 hp yet only consumes 6.9 litres of per hundred kilometres. And the unshakeable of the GLK-Class are similarly impressive. The robust body is key to the pioneering setup, the extremely low noise the exceptional degree of interior — to produce that Mercedes feeling of wellbeing and the high value retention. exemplary appointments and attractive packages make the GLK stand out the compact-SUV masses. Plus systems such as the leading-edge safety concept and the Intelligent System (ILS) are available in market segment for the very time.

With its poised, presence, the mere look of the leaves one in no doubt about its to conquer the compact premium SUV It is arguably the most sophisticated of all on this particular theme. And it echoes of the G-Class, the founding of the Mercedes-Benz SUV family. Design Prof. Peter Pfeiffer up the story: With the G-Class we a style icon that has a benchmark in SUV design for the past 30 Combining this bold with the latest Mercedes-Benz idiom makes the GLK a vehicle of character.

No other model in the segment, past or present, close to matching the GLK’s expressive appearance. The body is proportioned (length 4528 mm, 1840 mm, height 1689 while there is a special in the interplay between the classic shape and the typical design found in all contemporary Mercedes-Benz cars. Here the unmistakable idiom, consisting of taut and large, expansive surfaces, is with the typical body of a practical off-road vehicle, as short overhangs, an upright end, slim roof a steeply raked windscreen and roof lines. Rather being a stylistic end in itself, the body design allows the advantages of an off-road vehicle to be to the more road-oriented compact-SUV for the first time. Large of approach and departure plus ground clearance make ventures a sheer joy. The clear layout of the body and all-round visibility, combined the raised seating position, everyday practicality and ensure driving, even in dense traffic.

Superlative ride outstanding handling dynamics and off-road performance

The AGILITY CONTROL suspension on the GLK-Class is founded displays a level of flexibility and resolves a of aims that particularly the SUV class, where chassis want to create a vehicle is both sportily agile and smooth yet one which can also with off-road terrain. If the is on sporty, active handling, the and, above all, the absorbers need to display a firmness, which precludes to the brand’s typical suspension and limits the off-road options. If the is set up with softer dampers to suspension comfort and off-road dynamic handling naturally The solution is amplitude-dependent damping. In system, the damping forces of the absorbers are configured to respond rather than lineally. In driving mode on moderately roads or during slow manoeuvres, the system responds enhancing both the occupants’ and the vehicle’s off-road capability. To that this level of is maintained when driving or performing abrupt evasive in these situations the dampers a harder performance, ensuring handling stability. At the same the driver of the GLK is supported by speed-sensitive steering, specified as standard for the V6 which provides the optimum of steering assistance for the situation in Parking and off-road manoeuvring are much easier because power assistance is available. At speeds, the assistance is reduced in of greater handling stability.

All the models in the GLK series are fitted 17-inch, size 235/60 R 17 wheels. In conjunction with the sports package, which is as standard when the car first onto the market, or the off-road package, all models are shod mixed-size tyres which, with the AGILITY CONTROL and the asymmetric power distribution the front and rear axle, the basis for a even better of power between the wheels and the And the more effective this transfer, the less frequently the control systems need to The road-oriented exterior sports features size 7.5 J x 19 light-alloy with 235/50 R 19 tyres at the and size 8.5 J x 19 wheels with R 19 tyres at the rear. If the GLK is ordered the off-road styling package, the axle has size 7.5 J x 17 light-alloy with 235/60 R 17 tyres, the rear axle features 8.0 J x 17 wheels with 255/55 R 17 All models are equipped with a system for repairing tyre A compact spare wheel, can be used on the front or rear is available as an optional extra.

high-performance all-wheel-drive system sophisticated control systems

The powertrain at the heart of the GLK-Class is one of the capable all-wheel-drive systems on the The driving dynamics systems ASR and 4ETS are superbly harmonised each other; when go into action their of control is so good that longitudinal and lateral dynamism with superb handling are ensured under all conditions, on and off-road. Thanks to the compact, and friction-optimised concept, with a installed engine and block-design transmission and transfer case, the offers various advantages its counterparts equipped with a installed drive unit. consumption, for example, is about on a par that of a comparable conventionally vehicle, while the minimal and noise levels rival of today’s luxury-class models.

The 45:55 percent basic of the drive torque between the and rear axle – along the ESP®, ASR and 4ETS dynamic control systems – ensures and predictable performance in all conditions. traction, maximum driving and superlative handling are assured at all When tuning the control the engineers at the Mercedes-Benz Technology (MTC) made neutral behaviour a top priority. Only the physical limits of driving are is there a slight oversteer All GLK models display these even if road conditions widely. Whether it be dry or wet. On ice or unsurfaced roads. If drivers know whether to expect or oversteer, they become This problem — a occurrence in the SUV category — is once and for all by the GLK-Class. The newly multi-disc clutch in the centre supports the system if the friction the tyres and the road surface is low, for example on snow or A basic partial locking of 50 newton metres between the and rear axle produces a increase in traction whilst the level of directional stability is

The G button on the centre console the GLK with off-road engineering even more assertive on terrain. Pressing the button a special driving program varies the shift points of the transmission, softens the accelerator characteristics and activates the ESP® function. In this mode the is designed to operate with a degree of wheel slip retaining directional stability. control strategy improves off-road, particularly on low-friction such as sand, gravel or chippings. There is also a transmission mode, in which the paddles on the steering wheel can be to change between the gears. A switch activates the Downhill Regulation (DSR) system, automatically maintains a pre-programmed on steep downhill inclines. The body dimensions are equally The large ground clearance of 201 (GLK 280 4MATIC) and the short overhangs (front 816 mm, rear 957 mm) for favourable angles of approach and — 23 degrees and a maximum of 25 respectively. Meanwhile the relatively wheelbase length of 2755 and the vehicle weight of 1830 which is remarkably low for an SUV, the GLK to make good headway on the most topographically demanding of

As well as a tyre pressure warning system, the tried-and-tested Stability Program (ESP®) for the GLK a vehicle/trailer stabilisation function, defuses critical driving involving a trailer before become dangerous by applying the wheel brakes as and when The towing capacity is 2000

Effortlessly superior: new four-cylinder engine and proven V6 powerplants

powerplants ensure an exceptionally level of ride comfort and performance right across the GLK Plus fuel-consumption figures are as is the emission count. Customers a choice of four model diesel aficionados can opt for the GLK 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY or GLK 320 while those with a for petrol can select the GLK 280 or GLK 350, of which feature a V6 powerplant.

In the GLK 220 CDI the all-new diesel engine posts an excellent set of figures. the V6 unit in the GLK 320 CDI, the four-cylinder with a displacement of 2.2 litres and an of 125 kW/170 hp reflects the dynamism of the GLK as a whole and produces impressive coupled with lower consumption and reduced emissions. is equally impressive, with 400 newton metres available a broad engine speed of 1400 to 2800 rpm. highlights of the exceptionally compact and CDI powerplant with rear drive include fourth-generation direct injection with an pressure of 2000 bar and a two-stage system. The state-of-the-art powerplant the GLK from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.8 and on to a top speed of 205 km/h. The compression-ignition with extremely low untreated delivers exceptional environmental and, like all diesel for Mercedes passenger cars, exhaust gas recirculation, an oxidising converter and a maintenance-free diesel filter as standard. In addition, the developers have succeeded in untreated emissions by a decisive The smooth-running four-cylinder unit a mere 6.9 litres of diesel per kilometres, emits just 183 of CO2 per kilometre and already meets the of the EU5 emission standard. The diesel is augmented by the proven V6 powerplant in the GLK 320 which develops 165 kW/224 hp and a peak torque of 540 newton enabling the GLK to perform even admirably: here the top speed is 220 whilst acceleration from 0 to 100 takes just 7.5 seconds. The V6 also features exhaust gas an oxidising catalytic converter and a diesel particulate filter. consumption is a mere 7.9 litres per kilometres. Plus the engine with the Euro 4 standard.

The two smooth-running V6 petrol models the GLK 280 and the GLK 350 — develop 170 kW/231 hp and 200 hp respectively, all of which makes for performance. Yet fuel consumption is moderate. The 3.5-litre V6 in the GLK 350 4MATIC out in particular, achieving figures to those of a sports car. It has a top of 230 km/h and races from 0 to 100 in 6.7 seconds. Both engines comply with the Euro 5 consuming 10.2 litres and litres per hundred kilometres

All of the engine variants for the GLK are matched the 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic as standard. But the exceptional performance and low consumption are not just down to the combination of the highly sophisticated with the 7G-TRONIC and the friction-optimised Further key factors include the low overall weight (GLK 1830 kg) and the exceptional aerodynamics for a of this design (cd figure

Complete safety package for occupant protection

In combination the front and rear deformation the GLK’s high-strength passenger provides a highly efficient for the occupant protection systems. include:

Adaptive, two-stage for the driver and front passenger

for the driver

Front sidebags as an option, sidebags for the rear

Windowbags across both rows from the A-pillar to the

NECK-PRO crash-responsive head for the driver and front passenger

pedal system

3-point seat belts for all seats

Belt tensioner and belt-force limiter for the driver and passenger, belt tensioner and belt-force limiter for the outer seats

ISOFIX child attachments

Belt height for the driver and front passenger

status indicator for the rear in the instrument cluster

The optionally PRE-SAFE anticipatory occupant system, made available in the market segment for the very time, sees Mercedes-Benz safety to a new, high in this segment. The highlight of the is the networking between the active and safety systems. PRE-SAFE the sensors of the dynamic handling systems — for example, Assist (BAS) and ESP — and the protective functions of the passive components in potential accident The standard-fit adaptive brake which flash to warn the behind when the brakes are abruptly, help to prevent

The GLK-Class also heralds improvements in pedestrian protection. On the one Mercedes remains true to the that the best accidents are the that do not happen at all. is why standard equipment for all GLK models Brake Assist (BAS), shortens the braking distance especially during panic so as to help prevent accidents or at the least mitigate their In addition, the front section precisely defined crumple between the body and the major beneath, allowing the bonnet to considerably if hit by a pedestrian, cyclist or Together with the specially front bumpers and the softer of the integrated bumper impact these measures afford cyclists and motorcyclists an extremely degree of protection.

Relaxed in classic Mercedes style

The looks of the body are seamlessly inside the GLK-Class. On the one hand, the treatment of the surfaces brings the in Mercedes design to the interior. On the hand, the GLK offers a high-quality and interior with impressive and precise detailing. Occupants a profound sense of wellbeing on board — a hallmark of all vehicles. The dashboard is the dominant here, visually extending the door panels to lend width to the generously dimensioned Further eye-catching features an elegant trim level by a fabric that matches the upholstery, specified as standard. GLK customers can opt for various wood or highlights here and in the door panels at the front and rear. The section of the dashboard encompasses the cluster and the static central Meanwhile the driver’s armrest an integral stowage compartment and the for the optional COMAND APS infotainment are located in ergonomically ideal between the front seats. of the individual menus is intuitive, the familiar and well-proven control used in the S-Class. Additional buttons make it easier to the most important main In terms of spaciousness, the GLK matches that are much bigger on the The interior architects at the MTC have in achieving seating-comfort dimensions on a par those of the much larger – for example the distance between the reference point and the seat point in the GLK-Class is 318 mm (front) and 346 mm Front and rear headroom are comparable at 1010 mm and 1012 mm The boot, including an additional beneath the load compartment holds at least 450 litres. the 1/3:2/3-split rear seats are forwards, the boot capacity to max. 1550 litres, the compartment length to 1674 mm.

Complete range of standard complementary equipment packages

The of equipment available for the GLK-Class is at standard, including details only to be found in the higher categories. Standard-fit comfort-enhancing include the THERMATIC 2-zone climate control system, a column adjustable for height and front seats with adjustable height and backrest including seat inclination manual lumbar support 2-way adjustment for the driver’s and the Audio 20 sound system, a radio/CD combination with Bluetooth interface for mobile a microphone for the hands-free system and a 5-inch colour display. features include power all round and cruise control SPEEDTRONIC.

The GLK-Class model is equipped to an exceptionally high There are also two equipment to choose from, allowing to tailor the GLK to their own requirements. other things, the exterior package consists of 19-inch light-alloy wheels, stiffer suspension lowered by 20 millimetres and a package with roof in aluminium. Alternatively, customers can the off-road styling package, 17-inch light-alloy wheels, off-road pads and simulated on the front and rear apron as as the chrome package as standard. The difference is that this has matt black roof in keeping with the off-road

The off-road engineering package with DSR switch, a G switch for a special off-road program and a weight-optimised underguard and underbody in Gemtex — is also as an optional extra. If the COMAND APS is specified, the navigation system has a extra feature designed for off-road vehicles. If the vehicle an area not covered by digitised the driver can activate a tracking to record and save the vehicle’s This means that GLK can always find a way back to starting point, based on the of Ariadne’s thread.

Customers can opt for the THERMOTRONIC 3-zone luxury climate control system the first time in this segment), genuine leather fine wood trim or the rear-seat entertainment system 2 screens, radio remote 2 sets of radio headphones per and an Aux-In socket for multimedia such as games consoles. voice-operated control makes the APS system even easier to while the fully electrical, seat adjustment feature memory package simplifies the for setting preferred seating Items that can be ordered for all include 20-inch light-alloy and the electrically operated panoramic sliding sunroof. Further that come highly include the Intelligent Light (ILS), featuring five functions (cornering light country mode, motorway active light function and fog lamps), which are activated in driving situations and weather or the EASY-PACK tailgate, which can be at the push of a button.

Mercedes-Benz GLK 1: attractive model to celebrate launch

The exclusive Edition 1 will be produced to mark the launch of the GLK-Class. This variant, sure to be the subject of demand, is based on the exterior of the models with exterior package but also features wheels, the electrically operated tailgate and specially coloured glass in the rear compartment. The is based on the interior sports and has been upgraded to include quality details such as nappa leather seats the designo range, an AMG multifunction steering wheel, a black lining, exclusive aluminium elements and the COMAND APS system. All of exclusive GLK models are available in white as standard, although can specify any other paint Engine-wise, the GLK Edition 1 can be combined any of the V6 units.

Mercedes offers the widest of SUVs


Mercedes-Benz offers the range of SUVs in the premium the GLK being the brand’s fifth series in this internationally market. In response to customers’ the company initially extended its range sideways and upwards by the R-Class, M-Class, GL-Class and The GLK, a compact SUV, is the addition to this successful

The R-Class is the model series the most variants, all of which with an outstanding level of comfort and the most generous and interiors of all the Mercedes SUVs, up to seven seats. The most Mercedes-Benz Sports Utility with around 950,000 sold to date, is the M-Class, an exciting and highly effective between on-road performance and ability. This model which celebrated its high-profile some ten years ago, is as the precursor to all today’s premium The GL-Class in turn has occupied position in the SUV world since its occupants travelling first-class the conditions, whether on or off the road. The which effectively started it is celebrating 30 years of service coming year. The G really into its own when venturing off the track and still ranks as one of the best off-roaders.

Bremen produces the GLK-Class on an exclusive

The GLK is produced solely at the Mercedes-Benz in Bremen. The site, taken from Hanomag-Henschel in 1969, was a plant used by the carmaker up until 1961 and is a major cog in world-wide production network. As the plant for the C-Class Saloon and Estate, it sets the quality for all plants that handle model series world-wide. customers can order the compact with genuine character June 30, 2008, with set to commence in the autumn. The prices for the market, not including local are as follows:

GLK 220 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY: €

GLK 320 CDI 4MATIC: € 38,700

GLK 280 4MATIC: €

GLK 350 4MATIC: € 38,700

Technical and equipment and appointments may vary country to country.

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