The 302-hp 3.5-liter V-6 combines numerous advances to deliver more torque from less fuel, with cleaner emissions. Rapid-multispark ignition can fire up to four times per millisecond, while high-pressure Direct Injection can fine-tune fuel spray in 0.1 millisecond, reducing emissions, fuel consumption and noise. A lightweight diecast-alloy block, widely variable valve timing, reduced friction, and clever "on-demand" ancillary components further boost efficiency.
A fuel-saving ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time.
The industry's first 7-speed automatic is smooth, responsive and efficient. A wide range of closely spaced ratios delivers the ideal response in virtually every driving situation, for relaxed cruising, quick acceleration, and thanks to two overdrive ratios, better highway fuel efficiency. Adaptive logic adjusts the shift points to match your driving style, while shift paddles on the steering wheel let you enjoy manual-style control anytime.
A pair of paddles strategically positioned behind the upper steering-wheel spokes allows you to manually upshift and downshift the 7-speed automatic transmission with just a flick of your fingers.
Engineered specifically for performance driving, AGILITY CONTROL automatically adjusts the individual shock absorbers based on the road surface and the driver's current driving style. Valving inside each shock absorber automatically firms up during stronger body motions for sharper handling feedback and stability, and reduces the damping rates during gentler motions for a smoother, more composed ride.
Muscular yet elegant styling makes the GLK stand out in any environment. The sporty grille and intriguing headlamps sweep into a powerful hood and chiseled fenders. Ruggedly angular and upright, the GLK is aerodynamically refined to maximize efficiency, cabin space and visibility while minimizing wind noise. Short overhangs and strong wheel arches set off the standard 19-inch wheels, while LED lighting, a rear spoiler and dual chrome tailpipes reveal its athletic nature.
A shapely dashboard sweeps across the roomy GLK cabin with bold style and elegant details. Brushed aluminum encircles the air vents, as well as the crisp, legible gauges. The instruments and integrated color multifunction display placed at the same height as the large color central screen. Rich materials and a refined palette reward your every sense. And while every control is close at hand, the generous space and large, upright windows impart a relaxed sense of freedom.
Chrome exterior accents highlight the stylish character of the GLK350. From the ribs in its bold front grille to the side-window trim to the tips of its true dual exhaust, polished chrome detailing expresses the GLK's rugged refinement.
Whether traveling with a bike, a snowboard or extra luggage, the standard black roof rails offer a multitude of cargo options with accessory attachments.
With a daring triple 5-spoke design and durable light-alloy construction, the sporty 19-inch wheels are among the largest standard wheels in the GLK's class, and come outfitted with all-season tires.
The sporty steering wheel features pronounced contours, thick padding and a Nappa leather-wrapped rim, putting the delights of precise handling literally in the driver's hands. Convenient multifunction controls do likewise while operating the most frequently used vehicle functions and the illustrated color menu display in the gauge cluster. Raised thumbrests are placed at the ideal "10 and 2 o'clock" positions, near the shift paddles.
Adding to the sophisticated ambience of the GLK cabin, a generous amount of sustainably forested, hand-polished Burl Walnut wood trim adorns the dash and doors.
Deep-tinted windows for the rear doors, rear quarters and liftgate afford added privacy and warm-weather comfort to the rear-cabin passengers.
Controlled via the multifunction steering wheel, this sharp color display in the instrument cluster lets you scroll through various screens of information and programmable vehicle settings, including a trip computer, audio system status, ECO display and more.
An advanced system of 9 air bags offers 11-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, front side-impact air bags, front pelvic air bags, a driver's knee air bag, and side curtain air bags for both seating rows are standard. Disclaimer
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 different parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. Disclaimer
Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps help increase the visibility of your vehicle to oncoming traffic by illuminating front lights whenever the car is switched on. With long life and low energy consumption, the light-emitting diode (LED) lamps also add a distinctive high-tech styling touch.
LED taillamps offer a stylish three-dimensional effect, along with longer bulb life and lower energy consumption. LED brake lamps and turn signals are included.
In the case of a rear impact exceeding a preset threshold, NECK-PRO® front head restraints move forward and slightly upward, reducing the distance between the head restraints and the heads of front-seat occupants. This action helps to reduce the possibility or severity of whiplash-type neck injuries.
Equipped with Emergency Tensioning Devices (ETDs) and belt force limiters, 3-point seat belts are arguably our most important passive safety feature. If a collision exceeds a preset threshold, the ETDs instantly remove slack from the front and rear outboard seat belts. Belt force limiters allow a slight amount of give in the ETD-equipped seat belts, to reduce the peak seat-belt forces on the occupant.
Approximately 70% of the GLK-Class body structure is made from high- and ultra-high-strength steel. Advanced crumple zones, two steel beams in each door, and a rigid cabin shell help to divert impact energy over, under and around the occupants.
From your car, your computer or your compatible smartphone, mbrace® offers the industry's most comprehensive range of features for more connected, safe and productive drive time. From making your everyday life easier to helping out in an emergency, mbrace combines advanced cloud-based and GPS technology with 24-hour support from helpful experts. The mbrace hardware is standard, and a trial period for each of the three mbrace Packages is included. Disclaimer
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) can automatically detect a substantial loss of tire pressure in any wheel and alert the driver via a warning message in the multifunction display. The advanced TPMS can also display the numeric tire pressure for each mounted wheel.
Adaptive braking technology integrates a suite of advances. If you lift off the accelerator quickly, Predictive Brake Priming sets the pads closer to the discs for more immediate response when you apply the brakes. In the rain, Automatic Brake Drying periodically applies the brakes just enough to sweep water build-up from the discs. During uphill starts, Hill-Start Assist helps prevent unwanted rollback. And a brake HOLD feature can make long red lights or stopped traffic a little easier. Disclaimer
BAS® senses emergency braking via the speed at which the driver presses the brake pedal, and immediately applies maximum available power boost. By eliminating the delay caused by a common human tendency not to brake hard enough, soon enough, Brake Assist can potentially reduce the overall stopping distance. Letting up on the brake pedal releases BAS. Disclaimer
The Antilock Braking System (ABS) senses impending wheel lockup under heavy braking, and pumps the front brakes individually or the rear brakes together up to 30 times per second. By preventing wheel lockup, ABS helps preserve the driver's steering ability during hard braking. Disclaimer
This safety breakthrough first introduced by Mercedes-Benz continually monitors your driving inputs and the vehicle's motion to help keep it going in your intended direction, especially in corners and during evasive maneuvers. If it detects wheelspin, severe understeer (plowing), or oversteer (fishtailing), ESP® can brake individual wheels and reduce engine power to help bring the vehicle under control. Disclaimer
The SmartKey remote control integrates remote door locks and trunk opener, a removable valet key, and a remote panic alarm. Selective unlocking lets you unlock only the driver's door and fuel filler, or both doors plus the trunk and fuel filler.
Program your Mercedes-Benz to illuminate its exterior lights when you unlock it in darkness, to help illuminate a path to your vehicle.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers automatically adjust the intermittent wiper frequency based on the amount of rainfall.
The exterior lights can be programmed to turn on for a preset interval when you remote-lock your vehicle in darkness, to help light a path for you as you leave.
A trailer in tow can adversely affect the driving dynamics of a vehicle. That's why the GLK-Class is equipped standard with Trailer Stability Assist. The sensors for the Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) monitor for trailer sway, or oscillations, caused by the trailer's movement. The system then intervenes by using the front brakes of your Mercedes to help stabilize the vehicle and trailer. Disclaimer
The standard antitheft alarm system is armed automatically when you lock your Mercedes from the outside. It sounds the horn and flashes the exterior lights if a door, the liftgate or the hood is opened without first unlocking the vehicle. You can also sound the alarm by pressing the red "panic" button on your SmartKey remote when you're within range of your vehicle.
Separate left and right temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort. In addition to fully automatic or manual control of blower speed and airflow distribution, the system includes a dust and pollen filter that helps keep particles as small as 0.0002-inch from entering the cabin.
Intuitive, seat-shaped controls help you find your ideal driving position with 14-way power adjustment, including 4-way power lumbar support. A memory system for the driver seat recalls three stored positions for the seat plus the power steering column and side mirrors. The front passenger seat power-adjusts eight ways.
For long-term comfort and lower-back support, the driver's seat offers a lumbar support that precisely adjusts in/out and up/down.
A retractable cover helps shield your cargo or shopping bags from sunlight and prying eyes. The cover is retractable with one hand, or can be removed entirely for maximum cargo space with the seats folded.
Whether you're stuck in traffic or stopped on a hill, the HOLD feature lets you keep the brakes applied without your foot on the brake pedal. After bringing the vehicle to a stop, an additional press of the brake pedal activates the feature and illuminates a "HOLD" icon in the instrument cluster, letting you know you can relax your foot. The brake lamps stay illuminated while the car remains braked. When you're ready to move, just press the accelerator to release the feature and go. Disclaimer
The GLK-Class accommodates up to 16.5 cu ft of cargo with all the seats up, and 54.7 cu ft of cargo with the 60/40-split rear seats folded. Thoughtful details include a 12-volt socket in the side panel, and floor-mounted tie-downs.
You can close all open windows and the available Panorama roof from outside the vehicle, simply by holding down the "lock" button on the SmartKey remote while aiming it at the infrared sensor in the driver's door handle.
The standard audio system includes six strategically located speakers, an in-dash CD player with MP3 capability, and convenient auxiliary audio controls on the steering wheel.
A USB connector allows plug-and-play enjoyment from your iPod® or other USB-compatible digital music player.
Delivering remarkably crisp, clear audio quality for both AM and FM radio, HD Radio™ technology can increase the number of stations available to you with no subscription or fee. Disclaimer
Featuring a crisp 5.8-inch color display and a central controller on the console, the GLK gives you convenient control of audio, video, hands-free calling and optional navigation functions. Many features can also be accessed via the integrated steering-wheel controls. Disclaimer
Place and answer calls, and even access select phonebooks without taking your hands off the steering wheel with standard Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free calling. Pairing your Bluetooth-compatible phone with the vehicle is simpler than ever. Then, just leave your phone in your pocket and enjoy hands-free conversations over the audio system.
Visit http://www.mercedes-benz-mobile.com/us/en/ to learn more about Bluetooth connectivity. Disclaimer
Bluetooth audio streaming makes it even easier to enjoy your digital music player. It allows you to connect your Bluetooth-equipped iPod® or other MP3 player wirelessly to your vehicle's audio system for convenient, cable-free playback. Disclaimer