2016 Mercedes GLK

2016 Mercedes GLK will mark the start of the new generation, which shows us significant styling differences, as well performance upgrades of the vehicle.  Mercedes-Benz decided to launch new GLK with new platform and some great styling features, and to keep things that set it apart from the rest of competitors. Currently into its finishing phases of its development, new GLK was spotted on the streets during testing. According to what we had a chance to see, and info we gathered, Mercedes’s engineers worked really hard.

2016 Mercedes GLK Front

2016 Mercedes GLK changes

2016 GLK will be bigger than previous version. According to rumors, German automobile manufacturer decided to do so, in order to make room for a smaller SUV – GLA-Class. The wheelbase is also longer, which will, together with dimension broadening, result in more interior space including additional cargo room, which always a plus.

Design will affect exterior of the 2016 Mercedes GLK, which will have softer body lines and more rounded overall appearance. Interior will be additionally enhanced. Already luxurious, new Merc GLK will be modernized and highly equipped.  Mercedes decided to make new GLK based on the C-Class, so you will be able to notice similarities between these two. Convenience feature and gadgets will be broadly present in the attest GLK. Inside the 2016 Mercedes GLK you will be able to see new steering wheel, a stand-alone infotainment system and improved quality of the switchgear. Design touches which are known even now include metallic accents and circular air vents.

Strong influence of the C-Class onto new Mercedes GLK design and overall appearance started the rumors that German producer could rename its GLK into GLC, in order to reflect its positioning in the C-Class range of cars.

2016 Mercedes GLK Rear

2016 Mercedes GLK engine specs

2016 GLK SUV will carry over its base engine 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Second and stronger gasoline engine option is a 3.0-liter V-6 good for 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Diesel power unit is a 2.1-liter four-cylinder with 200 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.

Rear-wheel drive continues to be standard option, while 4MATIC all-wheel drive is optional. 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is still available.

2016 Mercedes GLK Side

2016 Mercedes GLK competition

As we used to already, Germans are the toughest competitors for their compatriots. Biggest rivals for 2016 Mercedes GLK are BMW X3 and Audi Q5, while we can also add Acura RDX into this luxury group of rivals.

2016 Mercedes GLK price and release

Arrival of the latest GLK is expected sometime during the spring 2015, while its official debut is expected either on the New York or Shanghai auto show. Pricing is still unknown, but is expected to start around $40,000.

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