The 2016 Mercedes GLK is a remodeled version of crossover and Luxury SUV, which makes use of the C-class’s architecture, but its foundation is borrowed from Benz’s 2015 C. This GLK is supposed to be one of the most significant models in Benz’s lineup. The GLK keeps the focus of the current model—a luxurious, capable contender on- and off-road.
As for the external part of the redesigned Mercedes GLK, there will be several upgrades with a wide range of variations in the bodywork and platform.
The GLK shares its platform with the upcoming C-class, whereas the bodywork has been upgraded in order to look unique in comparison to its predecessor. The manufacturer is still toying with the idea of introducing some little lines to make it look less “boxy”, although it’s claimed that this version will be bigger than the previous one. Near the rear part, expect a sloped roof.
The latest GLK should be available in two trims.
2016 Mercedes GLK Interior
Inside the 2016 Mercedes GLK there will be a middle stack for regulating all abilities concerning the infotainment system and modern user interface. The center console has been adjusted to the driver, for much simpler and easier handle.
Aside from a brand-new touchscreen, there is also a control knob. The driver is able to reveal contemporary synchronization choices that should display all messages and alert. Furthermore, this display might identify your hand gestures with hand produced photographs by way of GPS system.
The air vents on dashboard have been remodeled to enhance the air inflow.
Engine specs and performance
Mercedes GLK 2016 is said to be powered by one of the two turbocharged engines: 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder, which will dive on either rear or all four wheels. The four-cylinder one is a 2.0-liter similar to the one in the CLA250, but converted for rear-drive. Another gasoline option is a 3.0-liter V6 twin Turbo engine.
There are rumors saying that it will be powered by both diesel and gasoline engines, like it used to be. In that case, the diesel option will be a 2.1-liter turbocharged BlueTec system.
As for the transmission, there will certainly be a 7-speed automatic, whereas the 9-speed automatic gearbox option is still hanging in the air.
Price and release date
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLK-class is expected be revealed in the fall this year, at either New York or Shanghai auto show. Six month following the debut, the vehicle should arrive to dealerships. The pricing of course has not yet been announced, but rumor has it that it will start somewhere at $40,000.