Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
aka x204
Production 2009 - present
Class Entry-Level Luxury CUV
Body Style 5-door, 5-seat CUV
Length length - type here
Width Width - type here
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
3.5 litre V6
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Audi Q5
Land Rover LR2
Acura RDX
Volvo XC60
Infiniti EX
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 conceived in 1998 when Jim Rogers wanted the ultimate 4WD convertible for a trip around the world. The project involved using two already existing Mercedes Benz models, the G-class chassis engine and the SLK-class [1] body.

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.

The GL was launched in 2006 to compete with Range Rover and some US brands.

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Recent ChangesEdit

  • For 2009, Mercedes introduced a GLK Styling Package w/ added Accessories. [2]

Styles and Major OptionsEdit

The car will be offered in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions, with different versions and engines according to the propulsion mode.

Rear wheel drive

  • GLK 220 CDI - 2.2-Litre-I4 - 190 PS
  • GLK 280 - 3.0-Litre-V6 - 231 PS

All wheel drive

  • 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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  • 2.2 L I4
  • V6, 230 hp (171 kW)
  • V6, 270 hp (201 kW)
  • 4.7 L V8, 326 hp (243 kW)


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<--earlier Mercedes-Benz road car timeline, 1980s-present Edit
Type Class 1980s 1990s 2000s
0123456789 0123456789 0123456789
Supermini A W168 W169
Entry-level C W201 (190) W202 W203 W204
Mid-size E W123 W124 W210 W211 W212
CLS W219
Full-size S W126 W140 W220 W221
Maybach W240
Roadster SLK R170 R171
SL R107 R129 R230
Coupé CLK W208 W209
CL W126 W140 W215 C216
Supercar SLR C199
SUV G W460/W461 W463
Crossover SUV GLK GLK
M W163 W164
GL X164
MPVs B W245
R W251
Vaneo Vaneo
Sprinter Sprinter


  • Officially Official: Mercedes calling new CUV the GLK from Autoblog [3]
  • Merc in a Box: Mercedes Mini Ute to Be Called GLK, Officially from Jalopnik [4]

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