The 2017 Mercedes GLK will come with significant upgrades and an aggressive appearance. Confirmed reports indicate that this vehicle will be equipped with a variety of equipment details and design making it a preferred option to the SUV market. Its redesigns will focus mainly on the interior style and engine performance. With all these improvements, its automakers hope to achieve a wider market share with the main aim of creating more reputation. This version will be offered in two trim levels: GLK 350 and GLK 250. Rumors circulating indicate that this model might acquire a new name because the GLA version will inspire its new appearance. It will be a compact luxury crossover that will stand for the smallest car of this kind in the brand’s lineup. The competitors of this car will be BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Acura RDX.
2017 Mercedes GLK – Body Style Changes:
The new 2017 Mercedes GLK will be built on a platform of the W204. This car will be made of lightweight materials to reduce its weight to around 4200 lbs. It will come with metallic accents and circular air vents. Also, large radiator grille with two horizontal chrome strips will be added. This will make the vehicle appear sportier along with front LED headlamps. For the Mercedes SUV GLK 350, bi-xenon headlamps will be installed. Rear and front bumpers will come with the same color as the body of this car. Additionally, heated mirrors, as well as redesigned roof spoiler and modern roof rails, are some of the features to expect from this car. Its overall length will be 178.3 inches while its width will be 74.5 inches. The car will also come with a wheelbase of about 108.5 inches.
When it comes to the exterior of 2017 Mercedes GLK, an impressive look is anticipated, which will be carried over from the C-class version. Its outstanding features include upgraded infotainment systems, an enlarged leather steering wheel, and high-quality switch-gear. The automaker will provide optional heated seats, ambient lighting, and split-folding rear seat. Also, this car will be installed with the latest technological devices. They will include a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Mercedes COMAND electronics interface, optional LCD screens to serve its rear occupants, Satellite Radio, twin-zone automatic temperature control systems and Bluetooth wireless connections for hands-free phone. For its safety, automatic airbags, a rear view camera, as well as strong and durable seat-belts, will be added.
2017 Mercedes GLK – Modification under the Hood:
This 2017 Mercedes GLK will come with two engine options. GLK 350 will feature a 3.5-liter V6 engine that will produce a maximum output of 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of twist. On the other hand, GLK 250 will come with a 2.1-liter turbocharged diesel engine that will deliver 200 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Both models will be mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox. Also, GLK 350 version will take 5.9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph while GLK 250 version will take just 7.8 seconds to achieve the same speed.
2017 Mercedes GLK – Estimated Arrival and Price:
2017 Mercedes GLK will probably be released to the market in late 2016. The price of the standard variant is expected to be around $40,000.