While the current generation GLK had its own platform and as a result, it had a limited engine lineup. The new generation GLK is going to share the platform with the upcoming Mercedes C Class, and that will allow the use of a higher number of engines as well as the possibility of RWD configuration for the entire GLK model lineup. We expect that the new 2016 Mercedes GLK will be available for sale till the end of this year.
2016 Mercedes GLK Class review
When taking a look at the new 2016 Mercedes GLK, the first notable thing is that it pretty much resembles to the ML model as well as to the C Class. The vehicle will be equipped with big headlights, and it will have a more modern look thanks to the slightly redesigned grille. As far as the wheels are concerned, we can expect the massive 18 inch wheels, and as for the lights, they will be equipped with LED technology as a standard offer, while the upper levels will come with Xenon lights.
As far as the interior is concerned, considering the fact that the GLK model competes with vehicles like the Q5 and the X3, the new model is expected to come with nothing but the premium interior design. As standard, the German automaker will offer leather upholstery, climate control, and satellite navigation. On the other hand, the optional features will include an upgraded infotainment system, dual zone climate control, adjustable power rear seats and a massive moon-roof that will give the passengers an interesting view while they travel.
Mercedes GLK 2016 specs
When it comes to engines, the new 2016 Mercedes GLK will be equipped with a new pair of units. The base engine will be the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4, while the second engine choice will be the 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 capable of pumping out 300 horsepower. Also, an AMG GLK version will be available shortly after the appearance of the standard GLK, and it will feature either a naturally aspirated V8 engine or an upgraded twin turbo V6. Both engines will be able to produce more than 400 hp, giving the AMG model quite an impressive performance. As far as the transmission is concerned, the 7-speed automatic gearbox will come as standard, while the 9-speed automatic transmission, with a manual mode, is expected for the more powerful versions. The power will be sent to the back wheels on all models, while as optional, will be offered the 4Matic AWD system.
2016 Mercedes GLK price and release date
The new Mercedes GLK 2016 price is expected to start from $38,000 for base model, which is not far away from the previous model’s price, while the top trim level is expected to have a price of around $70,000. The new 2016 Mercedes GLK is expected to be available at dealers around the world at the end of this year.