For a valid reason, Mercedes-Benz is one of the most recognizable automotive brands in the world. Each year, the legendary automaker keeps developing marvelous vehicles such as the 2017 GLK. The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLK is a significantly better driving machine, not only does this small SUV reward the driver with a sporty ride, but it can also handle a rugged off-road trail with no trouble. As expected, the interior is loaded with plenty of modern technology.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLK Performance
To boost the SUV’s performance without compromising fuel efficiency, 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLK decided to install a four-cylinder engine. With the help of a turbocharger, the little four-cylinder engine can push out an impressive 241 ponies and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. Nearly all of the torque is available at a very low rpm, which should equate to a very quick performance on the road. A nine-speed automatic gearbox comes standard.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLK Changes and Interior
According to Auto week, the use of aluminum and high-strength steel helps to lighten the SUV’s weight. Despite the GLK’s weight-saving design, it is still an incredibly stout vehicle. In fact, drivers can feel confident when traveling off-road. The bumpers have been sculpted to give the SUV more ground clearance when approaching rough landscapes. Meanwhile, the 4Matic AWD system should provide superb traction. On the road, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLK will work noticeably sportier than the average SUV. While the Eco-driving mode helps to conserve fuel, the Sport-Plus mode immediately transforms the GLK into a more exciting performer. This is the type of vehicle that friends and family members will beg to drive. Although the standard suspension setup is quite sophisticated, the optional air suspension further enhances the GLK’s driving dynamics.
At first glance, the new Mercedes-Benz GLK looks remarkably sleek. The SUV’s sexy frame is destined to attract a lot of fans. A signature Mercedes-Benz grille highlights its muscular front fascia. Like the front-end, the rear of the vehicle also looks athletic and muscular. The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLK is a great option for the sports car lovers who need a more spacious and capable vehicle. The interior is equally impressive. Even the base trim features Nappa leather and a rotary shift knob. The high placement of the display screen will help to keep drivers from seeing down. Amazingly, the SUV gives excellent legroom and without striking into the available freight space. With a total cargo capacity 56.5 feet, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLK proves to be an extremely flexible vehicle. The amount of technology found on the new GLK is jaw-dropping. With the use of several radars and sensors, the SUV can keep the driver out of dangerous situations. Some of the cutting-edge safety features include Distronic adaptive cruise control, active headlights, and blind-spot monitoring technology. According to Business Week, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLK is also available with a pedestrian detection system.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLK Price and Release Date
Regarding pricing, this groundbreaking SUV is rumored to start at around $39,000. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLK is scheduled to hit showrooms at the end of the year. Apart from the ML SUVs, there is also the GL, the GLK, the G, all of which are wagon type vehicles and the R-Class which are more of a minivan type automobile. Moving from two to four doors, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLK coupes have been developed from the initial CL variety to the more modern CLS.