Photo: 2016 Mercedes Benz GLK release date
German automotive company Mercedes-Benz is going to announce 4 updated crossovers GLC, GLE Coupe, GLS and GLE the current year. Representatives of the automaker made this statement in Stuttgart at a press conference on the results of the company’s sales last year.
So, the automaker Mercedes-Benz has managed to sell around the world, over 2 500 000 vehicles, having gained nearly 130 billion euros and demonstrating an increase in performance compared with the year 2014 at 10 percent.
The world community this year will meet the next generation GLK II called GLC, with a restyled flagship GLS and updated GLE. The cars get new and modern powertrains, meeting the highest standards, revised exhaust system and a new nine-speed transmission.
2016 Mercedes Benz GLK exterior
Group of test prototypes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 2016 in the process of the final tests got in the lenses of the photo spies.
Front Mercedes-Benz GLK II / GLC received a new grille and head optics in the current corporate style, and horizontal taillights reminiscent of older GLE Coupe. As for the interior of the crossover, it is made in the manner of the C Class W205 with three circular nozzles on the central console and a large multimedia system screen over it. From the latter borrowed modular chassis MRA, so the next Mercedes GLC (2016-2017) will grow in size, compared with the vehicle of the previous generation, and also receive the trunk of a larger volume and a more spacious cabin with increased space for rear passengers’ feet due to the enlarged wheelbase.
The main 2016 Mercedes Benz GLK / GLC competitors are the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. The new model looks not so “square”, as a precursor, having a more modern and advanced design in the style of the other models of the brand.
2016 Mercedes Benz GLK Interior
If you’ve seen official images of the upcoming 2015 generation Mercedes C-class, you will immediately notice the similarity in design and interior design, together with the three-spiked steering wheel and deep-set gauges on the tool panel, HVAC controls and the presence of a nontraditional automatic transmission lever.
As in the case with the new model C-class, with which the next generation GLK technically related, the SUV will get a 7-inch screen of the COMAND Online system as standard on top of the central console or alternative available 8.4-inch variant. Overall, the scheme of the dash is a positive change compared with the current model.
Article about the 2016 Mercedes Benz GLK has been prepared on the basis of peer reviews and rumors from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear, but there is actual information.
2016 Mercedes Benz GLK Technical features
As for the options installed in the new generation, here the experts of the German company again tried to consider all. Mercedes GLK 2015 2016 has the following nice features:
- 360 degrees view system with “dead” zones control; this is very successfuly matched for such a large vehicle, where left, right and rear zones of the car are not always available to the average view.
- Comand Online multimedia system;
- Auto turn on/off lights and head light;
- 9-band automatic transmission;
- Seat heating and ventilation;
- Interior lighting built into the dashboard.
- Driver fatigue monitoring. This is a countless option for traveling long distances. The car itself will warn you if you are tired and overworked, to avoid accidents.
- Lanes exit warning technology;
Most of this features are improved features of older models.
2016 Mercedes Benz GLK engines
Power scheme crossover gets from C-Class W205, and “charged” AMG Sport, most likely, will be powered by the same motor as C450 AMG Sport. It comes Biturbo V6 volume of 3.0 liters, capacity of 367 HP and 517 Nm of torque.
In the GLK family never had a proper AMG modifications, and for 2016 Mercedes Benz GLK / GLC manufacturer plans to prepare a Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 version with the top 4.0-liter V8. On C63 & C63S versions this engine has an production of 476HP/650Nm and 510HP/700Nm, respectively.
It is likely that common version of GLC 250 will receive a new 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbo engine instead of the previous 211-horsepower 2.0-liter unit, and 2.1L 170 HP turbo diesel will remain the same. In addition, new may receive 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo engine with 333HP, which initially set on the facelifted in 2014 E-Class.
2016 Mercedes Benz GLK release date
No exact information yet concerning the date of 2016 Mercedes Benz GLK debut, but we can assume that the car will be presented in the fall of 2016 at the Frankfurt motor show.
Release date: autumn 2016
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