|Production||2009 - present|
|Class||Compact Luxury CUV|
|Body Style||5-door, 5-seat CUV|
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|Height||Height - type here|
|Wheelbase||wheelbase - type here|
|Weight||Weight - you get the point|
|Transmission||transmission + drive|
|Engine|| 2.2 litre diesel Inline-4|
3.0 litre diesel V6
3.0 litre V6
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|Similar|| Audi Q5|
Land Rover LR2
|Designer||Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)|
Mercedes-Benz has planned to assemble a compact crossover SUV to compete with the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Lexus RX the Land Rover Freelander and the future Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60. The name of this series is not yet known, but DaimlerChrysler has already made preparations to use "X-Class" and "MLK-Class". As of August 2007, however, according to Autoblog, it is confirmed to be called the "GLK-Class", K standing for Kurz (short).
The upcoming GLK-Class will probably launch in 2008 as a 2009 model and be built in Germany, the first Mercedes SUV to be built there. Rumored engines are the 2.8L V-6 and the 3.5L V6 making up the GLK280 and the GLK350. Perhaps a AMG variant will be built, but that remains to be seen. Expect styling cues from the other Mercedes SUV's in a smaller package.
The history of the GLK class was designed by Harald Pietschmann after he was approached by Jim Rogers and asked to create the ultimate 4WD convertible for a trip around the world. The project involved using two already existing Mercedes Benz models, the G-class and the SLK-class .
It is speculated that the GLK-Class will share the upcoming C-Class (W204) platform, and production plans continued after the demise of the similar Smart Formore. Later, a compact true off-roader (it may retain the G-Class name) may be built on the same platform. In 2005, it was announced that the vehicle will be built in Bremen, Germany, rather than at the company's Juiz de Fora, Brazil factory as had been expected.
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- For 2009, Mercedes introduced a GLK Styling Package w/ added Accessories. 
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- GLK 220 CDI - 2.2-Litre-I4 - 190 PS
- GLK 280 - 3.0-Litre-V6 - 231 PS
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- GLK 350 - 3.5-Litre-V6 - 272 PS
- GLK 320 CDI - 3.0-Litre-Diesel - 224 PS
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|GLK350 RWD||GLK350 4MATIC AWD||Trim3||Trim4|
|$33,900 (+ $875 dest.)||$35,900 (+ $875 dest.)||$Price3||$Price4|
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|<--earlier||Mercedes-Benz road car timeline, 1980s-present Edit|
- Officially Official: Mercedes calling new CUV the GLK from Autoblog 
- Merc in a Box: Mercedes Mini Ute to Be Called GLK, Officially from Jalopnik 
- Official Mercedes-Benz GLK Minisite
- Tags: Spy Shots Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
- Mercedes-Benz GLK photo gallery
- New Mercedes-Benz GLK Unofficially Revealed
- Mercedes-Benz GLK in Depth
- Mercedes Offers GLK-Class SWAG
- Mercedes-Benz Releases Styling Pack and Other Accessories for GLK
- Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class pricing announced
- Mercedes-Benz GLK to Start from $33,900 in the U.S.
- Mercedes Adds Two GLK BlueEFFICIENCY Models to Range