OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Stuttgart/Hochgurgl, Germany, Dec 08, 2008
Strong characters: The GLK-Class from Mercedes-Benz
The new GLK is a strong character which enriches the world of compact SUVs. With its practical, attractively compact body style this distinctive multi-talented vehicle is in a class above its competitors, successfully combining qualities previously deemed to be conflicting: thanks to the AGILITY CONTROL suspension, outstanding driving dynamics go hand in hand with superb handling safety and excellent ride comfort. Working together with the electronic control systems the state-of-the-art variable all-wheel-drive system 4MATIC unites optimum on-road performance with high off-road suitability. It is precisely these connections that make the GLK so attractive: within the Mercedes-Benz SUV family this is one of the models characterised in particular by an impressive performance spectrum on surfaced roads, and yet at the same time that all-important “G” is part of its signature.
The four and six-cylinder engines, as powerful as they are economical and environmentally compatible, guarantee effortlessly superior performance. The GLK 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY model comes with the new four-cylinder diesel engine from Mercedes-Benz. The base engine mobilises 125 kW/170 hp and consumes 6.7 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres. The highly stable body forms the prerequisite for the vehicle’s groundbreaking passive safety, its quiet running and interior comfort complete with the hallmark Mercedes feel-good factor and its high value retention. An excellent level of interior equipment and appointments and attractive equipment packages help the GLK to stand out from the compact SUV crowd to an even greater extent. What’s more, systems such as the groundbreaking PRE-SAFE® safety concept and the Intelligent Light System ILS are available in this market segment for the first time.
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