motivemagazine com 2008 NAIAS Preview MercedesBenz Vision GLK FREESIDE

14 Июн 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK

2008 NAIAS Preview: Vision GLK FREESIDE

More acronyms! More integrated More -tronic suffixes! can only mean a new model Mercedes. The Vision GLK FREESIDE, as is calling it, will get its first showing at the North American Auto Show in Detroit.

The GLK FREESIDE is powered by a four-cylinder, BLUETEC diesel good for 170 which sends its power a 7G-TRONIC transmission to the 4MATIC system. Its on-road manners are by AGILITY CONTROL . which says lets the Vision GLK work well off-road still retaining on-road manners. Don’t ask me how German manage to speak in capital and boldface, but they do.

Although the Benz is just a concept, the version of the GLK will be introduced to its market in the fall of 2008, a US intro shortly thereafter. above for the full press

Stuttgart / Detroit. GLK — a of letters that has specific The G alludes to the archetypal cross-country the L intimates luxury and, as in Mercedes model series, the K for compactness (German: Kompaktheit). At sight these three may appear to be mutually incompatible. But on inspection they offer the combination as Mercedes-Benz takes its SUV and launches it in a whole new dimension in the exciting Vision GLK FREESIDE. In 2008 this compact will be making its world at the Detroit Auto Show, a vision of the shape of SUVs to

The Vision GLK FREESIDE study, now to series production, has a distinctive and combines typical SUV characteristics as robustness and off-road capability refined motoring characteristics on roads. The AGILITY CONTROL ensures excellent handling and agility, coupled with ride comfort and pioneering safety. A high-strength bodyshell the backbone of this model and ensures other key characteristics: the stability and virtual absence of and noise, whatever the conditions, are and the passive safety, as you expect the brand, is of the highest standard.

The economical and environmentally friendly BLUETEC four-cylinder engine, with the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed transmission and the new 4MATIC all-wheel ensures highly appealing The compact concept vehicle, 4.52 metres in length, boasts technology usually for higher vehicle classes. not only include the anticipatory safety concept and the Intelligent System (ILS), but also the controlled COMAND APS infotainment a rear-seat entertainment system two screens and THERMOTRONIC 3-zone climate control. Extremely in stylistic terms, this of a future compact SUV, a packed with character, by combining the angular design of the G-Class with typical features from the contemporary passenger car range. The interior of the GLK FREESIDE complements the expressive design and impresses with materials and an ergonomically coherent concept, instantly conveying typical Mercedes ambience.

The GLK FREESIDE is to undergo its first of character at the NAIAS in Detroit. The GLK illustrates the logical way in which our successful model strategy can be in the SUV segment, commented Dr Dieter CEO of Daimler AG. Dr Zetsche has a very connection with the compact and Vision GLK FREESIDE, based on his as a vehicle developer back in the One of Dr Zetsche’s areas of responsibility at time was the development of the legendary Looking back, he explained, The profiles are different now. But one thing that hasn’t if a Mercedes has a G in its name, it has to perform in all conditions.

Vision GLK FREESIDE: distinctive, independent

Stylistic from the forefather of all Mercedes-Benz give the Vision GLK FREESIDE a positioning. Head of design Peter Pfeiffer put it in a nutshell, the G-Class we created a styling which has been the benchmark for 30 years. Combining this design with the latest design elements makes the GLK FREESIDE a vehicle of genuine

Indeed, never before has been such a distinctively vision of tomorrow’s compact Bringing together the angular design with the typical features found in all contemporary passenger cars creates a allure. Here the company’s design idiom, with its of taut lines and large, surfaces, is combined with the body features of a functional vehicle, such as short an upright front end, roof pillars, a steeply windscreen and taut roof Specially manufactured 20-inch wheels and muscular wheel add an extra touch of power and to the Vision GLK FREESIDE.

The vehicle’s design is by no means an end in itself. It the typical advantages of an off-road to be introduced to the road-oriented, compact SUV for the first time. Large of approach and departure plus ground clearance make ventures a joy. The outstandingly layout of the body and the good visibility, combined with the seat position, increase the suitability for everyday on-road use and relaxed driving even in city traffic.

The Vision GLK convincing design concept is by the special-effect diamond white paintwork. Unlike conventional paintwork, a matt clearcoat the surface here. The detachable parts, in gloss sterling produce a charming contrast and the study an even more look.

The interior: trend-setter in the premium segment

The distinctive of the exterior are seamlessly continued the SUV study. A thrilling stylistic is produced by the juxtaposition of two formally worlds. On the one hand the Vision GLK offers a high-quality and comfortable with impressive materials and detailing. On the other hand the treatment of the surfaces brings the in Mercedes design to the interior.

The dashboard is the dominant element its wide, emphatically three-dimensional lending the generous interior an sense of width. The main is an elegant trim tier in anthracite-coloured cebrano wood white grain and a precision-tailored trim strip. This with its rich contrasts, across the full width of the and divides the main body of the into three horizontal The upper area is trimmed in leather and encompasses the instrument and the static COMAND APS central The lower area, like the and the footwells, echoes the colour of the exterior paintwork.

The seats and the part of the door trim are in coated white leather like the diamond white paintwork, has a matt gloss Treating the natural leather in way not only produces a stunning but gives it a velvet soft, easy-grip surface. Black adds to the interesting black-and-white The driver’s armrest and the COMAND APS are placed in the optimum ergonomic Control of the individual menus is following the highly familiar logic used in the S-Class. shortcut buttons make it to access the most important functions.

The occupants are protected by a safety concept, based on a passenger cell and energy-absorbing zones at the front and rear. The programme includes front sidebags and windowbags, plus a for the driver and crash-responsive head

New BLUETEC four-cylinder powerplant AdBlue injection

Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK

The Vision GLK is powered by a new-generation diesel The four-cylinder unit, with a displacement, reflects the study dynamic basic concept and impressive performance figures an output of 125 kW/170 hp, plus consumption and reduced emissions. The features of the extremely compact and CDI powerplant with rear drive include fourth-generation rail direct injection an injection pressure of 2000 bar and a turbocharger system.

The modular BLUETEC emission system has been enhanced by and the most efficient version has combined for the first time a four-cylinder engine. BLUETEC us a technology that makes it for us to combine the high efficiency and torque of modern diesel with extremely low emissions a perfect propulsion unit for a SUV like the GLK, declares Dr Weber, member of the Board of of Daimler AG and responsible for corporate and the development of Mercedes-Benz Cars. The of BLUETEC technology is on ensuring the possible reduction in nitrogen emissions. This is the only gas component that is intrinsically in diesel engines than in engines. In addition to an oxidising converter and a maintenance-free particulate an SCR catalytic converter is also AdBlue, a harmless, aqueous solution, is injected into the gas stream. This converts up to 80 of the nitrogen oxides into nitrogen and water. Here the highlights the way in which compact diesel models can also the most stringent emissions even those specified by which will apply to all new from 2015. By then EU4 nitrogen oxide limits have to be reduced by around 70 percent to 0.08 g/km. the strict US BIN 5 limits and the Californian regulations would not present a for the Vision GLK FREESIDE.

Superior handling thanks to cutting-edge drivetrain

The new 4MATIC drivetrain in the GLK FREESIDE is one of the most powerful systems. Thanks to the compact, and friction-optimised basic design, a longitudinally installed engine and main transmission and transfer it offers various advantages other systems with a installed drive unit. The consumption, for example, is around the of a comparable, conventionally powered The minimal vibration and noise rival those of today’s models.

The 45:55 percent basic of the drive torque between the and rear axle plus the ASR and 4ETS dynamic handling systems ensure effortlessly and predictable performance in all conditions. traction, the greatest driving and the best handling are assured at all The newly developed multiple-disc in the central differential supports the where the friction between the and the road surface is particularly for example on snow or ice. A partial locking force of 50 metres between the front and axles produces a significant in traction, while maintaining the level of driving stability.

The G in the centre console increases the GLK FREESIDE’s aggression when on rough terrain. Pressing the activates a special transmission which varies the 7G-TRONIC’s points, adjusts to softer characteristics and activates the ESP’s function. A manual shift is also available — are changed using the shift behind the steering wheel. A switch activates the Downhill Regulation (DSR), which maintains a preselected speed on downhill inclines.

Pioneering concept unites different of driving

The Vision GLK FREESIDE’s CONTROL suspension resolves a of objectives which 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 sportily active handling, the and above all the shock absorbers to demonstrate a certain firmness, precludes access to the brand’s suspension comfort and limits the options. If the vehicle is set up with dampers to ensure suspension and off-road capability, dynamic naturally suffers. The solution is damping: the damping forces of the absorber are configured to respond rather than lineally. In driving mode on moderately roads or on slow off-road the system responds softly, both the comfort of the occupants and the capability. To ensure that level of comfort is retained in the of hard driving or abrupt manoeuvres, in these situations the deliver a harder performance, optimum driving stability. The of the Vision GLK is supported by speed-sensitive steering which ensures the steering assistance for the given Parking or manoeuvring off-road are an exercise because the greatest power assistance is on hand. At speeds the assistance is reduced in of greater driving stability.

Vision GLK FREESIDE: continuing a story

Since the launch of the G-Class in 1979, Mercedes-Benz has a leader in the field of off-road With the first generation of the which appeared in 1997, marked out the contemporary sports vehicle segment. Including the generation of this model, made its debut in 2005, model series is one of the most premium SUVs in the world, around 900,000 vehicles The GL-Class in turn has occupied the top in the overall SUV world since its occupants travelling first-class the conditions, whether on or off the road. The GLK FREESIDE now demonstrates how the expertise in the course of creating this of models can be translated into format. The new compact character, in words, is in the best of company just like the production which is to be launched in autumn

Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK
Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK
Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK
Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK

interesting records

Here you can write a commentary on the recording "motivemagazine com 2008 NAIAS Preview MercedesBenz Vision GLK FREESIDE".

Sign in, to write a review.

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Mercedes-Benz catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about cars Mercedes-Benz.