Launched in 2008, Mercedes GLK is a compact luxury crossover SUV which dominates this segment of cars. The German automobile manufacturer is planning to update the current model, so we are looking forward to a newly revamped car. The car may, however, go with a new name, GLC-Class. Whether it will be called 2017 Mercedes GLK or 2017 Mercedes GLC-Class, the upcoming SUV is expected to meet specific needs of many customers.
2017 Mercedes GLK – Unique Feature:
According to some rumors, the new GLK may be built on a new platform that involves the use of lightweight materials. But according to the automaker, the car will share a lot of features with C-Class model. The entire exterior will look quite dynamic and sporty.
A myriad of top-notch features will be available in the front end of 2017 Mercedes GLK. You should expect a black criss-cross grille, aluminum skid plate, body-colored bumper and LED headlights & fog lamps. The sides will feature power-adjustable side mirrors, LED indicators, chrome roof rails, and alloy wheels. The rear end will look good with a back grille and LED tail lights.
The first thing that will catch your attention when you get in the interior of 2017 Mercedes GLK will be ambient lighting. The well-lit and luxurious cabin will spot high-quality materials and high-tech gadgets. There will be the use of leather and other high-end materials on the seats, door parts, and cockpit. The cockpit will have an admirable arrangement of vents, buttons, and other amenities. There will be a navigation system and an audio system on the center console. Connectivity wise, the car will get 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and probably Bluetooth, USB ports and Smartphone integration.
All basic safety and security features of Mercedes vehicles will be available in 2017 Mercedes GLK. Some notable features include adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, ABS, rearview camera, keyless entry and blind-spot monitoring.
2017 Mercedes GLK – Engine Specifications and Competition:
The new GLK will come with two engine options. You should expect a 2.1-liter I4 engine capable of producing 201 hp and 369 lb-ft. There will also be a 3.5-liter V6 with a capacity of 302 hp and 273 lb-ft. This engine will include a direct fuel injection system and an ECO start-stop function.
A 7-speed automatic transmission system will be offered to transfer power to the wheels. The car will have a four-wheel drive. Recording 24 mpg in cities and 33 mpg on highways, the compact crossover is expected to offer better fuel economy. As for the pollution, we anticipate for an environment-friendly car that will generate lesser emissions.
2017 Mercedes GLK – Price and Rumor Date:
The upcoming Mercedes SUV GLK will have a starting price of around $43,000. There will be premium models (GLK250 BlueTEC 4MATIC & GLK350 4MATIC) which we expect to come at higher prices. The highly refurbished model is expected to cost around $45,000. The car will be released from the manufacturing plant at the end of 2016.