Mercedes-Benz GLK 2012Posted: April 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 New Car Models, Mercedes-Benz | Leave a comment »
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is a compact crossover SUV and it features a defined exterior and a stylish interior, focusing on passenger safety and comfort.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class competes with luxury crossovers like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Acura RDX, Infiniti EX and Land Rover LR2. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK comes only with one model, the GLK350 (at $35,880 MSRP). With the optional all-wheel drive, its name becames GLK350 4MATIC (starting at $ 37,880 MSRP ).
Standard equipment of 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class includes 19-inch alloy wheels, front and rear foglamps, automatic headlights, automatic wipers, roof rails, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, eight-way power front seats, premium vinyl upholstery, a cargo cover, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth and a six speaker sound system with a single-CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The Premium package adds a panoramic sunroof, a power liftgate, rear parking sensors, driver memory functions, a power-adjustable steering wheel and auto-dimming mirrors.
The Comand package adds to standard GLK-Class a navigation system, real-time traffic, digital music storage, voice controls and a larger infotainment display. The Multimedia package is similar to Comand package but adds a rearview camera, an iPod interface and a six-CD changer.
The Lighting package adds to Mercedes-Benz GLK350 bi-xenon headlamps, headlamp washers and LED running lamps. The Full Leather Seating package adds interior accent lighting and extended leather trim further available in special request colors.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This dual overhead (DOHC) V-6 engine is both efficient and exhilarating. Continuously variable timing of both the intake and exhaust valve coupled with a dual-stage intake manifolds helps the V-6 provide 100% of its peak torque from 2,400 – 5,000 rpm, ensuring immediate response with every throttle input.
A seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard on the 2012 GLK. 4MATIC all-wheel drive is optional. The industry’s first 7-speed automatic transmission remains one of the most versatile automatics on the market. A wide range of closely spaced ratios delivers the ideal response for virtually every driving situation, for smooth cruising, quick acceleration, and thanks to two overdrive, better highway fuel efficiency. The 4MATIC all-wheel drive adds confidence and control in any season or road condition. This system optimizes torque to every wheel and integrates ESP (Electronic Stability Program) for maximum effectiveness in corners and slippery conditions.
The safety and security systems of Mercedes-Benz GLK include 11-way air bag protection, seat belt technology, NECK-PRO front head restraints, antilock disc brakes with brake assist and more.
The autos.aol.com website concludes about Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class:
The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is a compact SUV that offers smooth, fast highway performance with decent fuel economy. It performs well on rugged terrain, better than most of the vehicles in this class.