The release of the 2018 Mercedes GLK model is going to be good news for all SUV car enthusiasts. The German automaker is known for its reliable and high-quality vehicles worldwide. This GLK model made its first debut in the market back in 2008. It boasts of impressive designing and excellent powertrain performance. The production of the new Mercedes GLK model is in line with the company’s efforts to compete effectively in the current SUV market. The Mercedes have been recording impressive sales record with the excellent full-size SUV but it feels the need for some improvements. There are rumors that the manufacturer may opt for a new name, GLC-Class to replace the current GLK class.
2018 Mercedes GLK – Elegant and Sleek Exterior Body Styling:
The 2018 Mercedes GLK comes with an elegant and sleek exterior body styling. The high aerodynamic power is one of the fields where the Mercedes have focused its attention. This will be achieved by combining high-strength steel and aluminum materials for the chassis. Also, the lightweight aluminum helps in cutting the vehicle’s overall weight hence enhanced speed while high-strength steel maintains stability. The front end has been redesigned with a new grille which gives the 2018 Mercedes GLK a more bold appearance. It’s bumper has also been redesigned and larger air intakes have been installed to enhance engine cooling. However, you should expect LED headlights and fog lights fitted for enhanced visibility. That rear end comes in sporty styling featuring LED taillights and revised exhaust system. The upcoming 2018 Mercedes GLK rides on massive 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
At the interior, the two-row 5-seater SUV offers a spacious cabin with an array of comfortable and modern infotainment features. This makes the 2018 Mercedes GLK appears more classy and stylish inside adopting high-quality leather upholstering on the seats. The interior styling looks very elegant and attractive indeed with a new dashboard fitted with an upgraded 8-inch LCD touch display screen where most of the car’s controls can be accessed and controlled. You should also expect high-quality padding on most parts of the cabin. The instrument panels have also been revised and now comes with fewer buttons. Most of the control buttons have been featured on the power steering wheel. Among the standard interior features are automatic climate control, air conditioner, smartphone integration and also satellite navigation system.
The automaker will be offering a premium audio system with CD/MP3/MP4 player, HD satellite radio, USB ports, Bluetooth audio connectivity, and others. The car will feature numerous safety equipment and driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, line-departure warning system, airbags, safety belts, traction control, rear parking sensors, and also blind spot warning system.
2018 Mercedes GLK – TurboCharged Engine:
There are two engine options lined up for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLK model. The GLK350 version will be powered by 3.5-liter V6 engine capable of producing up to 302 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Those going for the GLK250 will get 2.1-liter turbocharged diesel 4-cylinder engine which is capable of delivering up to 200 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, the both powertrains will be paired to seven-speed automatic transmission. The GLK350 models feature a standard rear-wheel drive system or an optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The GLK model comes in AWD framework only.
2018 Mercedes GLK – Price, Competition, and Release Date:
The luxurious compact crossover will make its next debut the course of next year or at the start of 2018. It will face competition from cars like Volvo XC60, BMW X3, Infiniti QX50, Audi Q5 and also Porsche Macan. So, the highly refurbished 2018 Mercedes GLK model will go for about $38,825 for the base GLK350 model and $40,000 for the GLK250.