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For every ounce of muscle you can see in the boldly redesigned 2013 GLK-Class, theres even more strength waiting beneath its surface, and behind its rewarding performance. In
creating this SUV embodiment of a sport sedans soul, Mercedes-Benz engineers traveled not just to the far corners of the globe, but to the high banks and hairpin turns of their own
test tracks. The result is a compact SUV with character that far outsizes its exterior dimensions. With responsiveness that outpaces your expectations. And with refinement and style
that simply outshine. You might say that the performance, safety and luxury of a Mercedes-Benz sport sedan are all hiding inside every GLK-Class. But in truth, theyre not hidden at all.
GLK 350 shown at left with Arctic White paint and optional PARKTRONIC, and AMG Styling, Lighting and Premium 1 Packages. GLK 350 shown above with Arctic White paint and optional 4matic all -wheel drive, PARKTRONIC, and Multimedia and Premium 1 Packages.
GLK 350 shown with optional Diamond White metallic paint, trailer hitch, and Appearance and Premium 1 Packages. Please see endnotes at back of brochure.GLK 350 shown with optional Iridium Silver metallic paint, PARKTRONIC, and AMG Styling, Lighting and Premium 1 Packages. Please see endnotes at back of brochure.
As with any gifted athlete, success is not achieved from muscle alone.
Of course, as its new Direct Injection V-6 engine aptly demonstrates,
its a commanding head start. But within its crisp, upright lines, a GLK
is an exceptionally well-rounded performer. It expertly wields its ample
torque through a 7-speed automatic transmission with sporty shift
paddles. Its standard 19" alloy wheels, AGILITY CONTROL suspension
and highly rigid body respond to every twist in the road with quick,
precise reflexes. And unlike many SUVs of its size, the GLKs confident
footwork comes from its naturally balanced rear -wheel drive or the
option of nimble, efficient 4matic all -wheel drive. Muscle, after all, is
most impressive and most effective when you know how to flex it.
FLEX, AND REFLEX.
GLK350. An advanced new 302-hp Direct Injection V-6 and clever ECO Start/Stop system convert less gasoline into more power with fewer emissions. Serenaded by the mellow growl of true dual exhausts, it can return 60 mph in 6.4 seconds,1 or up to 25 highway mpg.2
Reveling. A new generation of refinements makes the 7-speed automatic swifter and smoother than ever. Adaptive logic paces the shifting to your driving style. Sport and ECO modes let you emphasize rpm or mpg on demand. And a new electronic selector and shift paddles let you change gears without taking your hands off the wheel.
Riveting.The tenacity of 4matic all -wheel drive is a GLK 350 option that adds driving confidence year-round. Its integral 4 -wheel Electronic Traction System (4 -ETS) can continually redistribute the torque to the wheels with the best grip even if thats a single wheel.3 And with its light weight and 45:55 front/rear torque split, 4matic is also efficient, sporty and fun on dry roads.
Revitalizing.The GLKs fully independent multilink suspension shares more than its limber configuration with our sport sedans. It also features our AGILITY CONTROL an innovation that responds to the motion of each wheel. With every change in the road surface, it instantly recalibrates the damping rates for quick, athletic handling while maintaining a calm, composed ride.
Ravishing.The standard 19" triple 5-spoke wheels offer ample evidence of the GLKs roadholding expertise. Or go even bolder with either of two 20" wheel options: A twin 5-spoke design in the Appearance Package. Or legendary AMG twin 5-spoke alloy wheels, set off by the sculpted lower bodywork of the AMG Styling Package.
The moment you see its emboldened grille, expressive new headlamps and LED taillamps, its obvious that the 2013 GLK-Class has undergone a revolution. But youre only touching
the surface of its extensive reengineering. From its advanced new safety systems to its innovative multimedia technologies, the redesigned GLK is enhanced with nearly 1,000 new
features, components and detail elements. Climb inside its completely renovated cabin, and you might find that touching its surfaces is simply irresistible. A wide span of sustainably
forested, hand-polished Burl Walnut wood sweeps across its new dash. And exquisitely crafted metal trim encircles its air vents and highlights its colorful three-dimensional gauges.
But dont just take in its commanding view and elegant new controls. Take it out, and open it up. What youll feel is exactly what the GLKs engineers intended: 1,000 times better.
Entrancing. At once smoother and more muscular, the GLKs bold design sports brilliant new elements. From the intriguing details of its LED lighting to the chrome accents of its new front and rear bumpers, its upright shape is anything but uptight.
Advancing. Behind the alluring style of its new cabin awaits a bevy of useful and user - friendly new technology. Intuitive controls on the console and the sporty 3 -spoke steering wheel team with vivid color displays in the dash. A wide world of entertainment and navigation options, as well as the convenience of the Internet in your vehicle,4 can all be within your reach.
Ensconcing. While you bask in the richer materials and colors of its luxurious cabin, you can also take in blue skies or a blanket of stars with the optional Panorama roof. Its vast expanse of heat-resistant tinted glass offers majestic vistas to all five GLK passengers. The power tilt/sliding front section and power sunshade allow you to choose breezy, scenic or cozy as you wish.
Enhancing. From their distinctive wheels to their brushed aluminum roof rails, the AMG Styling Package and the Appearance Package let you pump up the GLKs visual muscle while boosting its sporty versatility. Optional brushed aluminum running boards further underscore its purposeful design.
REFINED, REFINISHED AND REFINESSED. NEARLY 1,000 ENHANCEMENTS. COUNTLESS ENTICEMENTS.
GLK 350 shown above with optional Steel Grey metallic paint, PARKTRONIC and Lighting Package. GLK 350 shown at left with Mocha interior and optional heated front seats, KEYLESS -GO, and Leather, Multimedia and Premium 1 Packages. Please see endnotes at back of brochure.
Wherever you seek adventure in a GLK-Class, you travel with a legion of reinforcements and a legacy of safety innovation. And while its engineering is on the leading edge,
its survival instincts have been honed for generations. Since the invention of the first crumple zone, Mercedes-Benz engineers have spent more than 60 years preparing
for the unexpected. In the 1970s, they earned a patent for the air bag. And in the decades to follow, they pioneered a portfolio of safety breakthroughs that went on to
become industry standards like the Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and emergency-sensing Brake Assist (BAS). They were even first
to bring side curtain air bags and the 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS) to the world of SUVs. Explore the 2013 GLK-Class and youll see much more than these
well-known safety benchmarks. Youll discover advancements that predict tomorrows SUVs, while helping to protect your own tomorrow, starting now. For example, its
standard new ATTENTION ASSIST is a Mercedes-Benz innovation that helps detect driver drowsiness on longer trips. As you drive your GLK on a rainy highway, its brakes
intelligently act to help disperse water buildup. And should any of its nine air bags be activated, the standard mbrace system4 can automatically place a call for help.
Far more than a list of features, every GLK-Class is an orchestrated safety system engineered to make the most of the precious milliseconds it takes to avoid, or survive,
a collision. Perhaps thats why, even before its many new enhancements, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the GLK-Class a Top Safety Pick in 2011 and
2012.5 Wherever you drive, the GLKs advanced safety engineering is looking ahead, while watching your back. Because sometimes you really need a leader behind you.
PROTECTIVE IN NATURE, AND ANYWHERE THINGS GET WILD.
GLK 350 shown with optional Diamond White metallic paint, 4matic all -wheel drive, KEYLESS-GO, PARKTRONIC, and AMG Styling, Driver Assistance, Lighting and Premium 1 Packages. Please see endnotes at back of brochure.
Brilliantlighting.Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps and new fiber-optic LED taillamps help make your presence more apparent to other drivers. With the optional Lighting Package, Bi -Xenon headlamps generate light thats perceived more like natural daylight than halogen lamps. They also feature two advanced systems that continuously vary the angle and beam pattern of the headlamps: Active Curve Illumination swivels the beams as you steer into corners. And Adaptive Highbeam Assist maximizes the illumination of straightaways, without causing glare for other drivers. The package also includes headlamp washers.
ATTENTIONASSIST.By continually monitoring a variety of driving behaviors, this Mercedes -Benz innovation can audibly and visually alert the driver if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. More than 70 variables are measured to establish a pattern in the first minutes of each drive and determine the warning thresholds accordingly.6
ActiveBlindSpotandLaneKeepingAssists.These optional systems can alert you to some unseen vehicles in the adjacent lane,7 and can warn you of unintended drifting across visible lane markings.6 Both systems are also available with advanced active technology that can help guide the car back into its own lane if the driver disregards the alerts.
Rearviewcamera.When you shift into Reverse, this option shows a live color image of the area right behind your GLK on the in-dash screen.8
High-strengthbody.Approximately 70% of the GLK-Class body structure is made from ultra-high- and high-strength steel. Beyond its advanced crumple zones, the structure is also designed to help to divert impact energy over, under and around the reinforced passenger cabin.
Accidentavoidance.Two systems pioneered by Mercedes -Benz help you avoid potential collisions. ESP monitors the vehicles response to such driving inputs as steering and braking, and responds to help keep the vehicle on course during extreme maneuvers.3 And Brake Assist can automatically maximize braking pressure if it detects an emergency braking situation, potentially shortening your overall stopping distance.9
Adaptivebraking.The 4 -wheel disc brakes incorporate technology to help make driving more reassuring and relaxing in a variety of situations. If the driver lifts off the accelerator quickly, Predictive Brake Priming sets the pads closer to the discs for quicker response when the driver steps on the brakes. In the rain, Automatic Brake Drying periodically applies the brakes just enough to sweep away water buildup on the discs. During uphill starts, Hill -Start Assist helps prevent unwanted rollback. And a HOLD feature can help make driving in stop-and-go traffic easier.9
Towing. Every GLK-Class can tow up to 3,500 lbs when equipped with the optional trailer hitch.10 Standard Trailer Stability Assist integrates with the sensors for ESP to help detect trailer oscillation when towing.
DISTRONICPLUS.A Mercedes -Benz innovation and new GLK option, this radar-based cruise control adapts your set speed in response to the flow of traffic ahead automatically slowing until your path is clear again. If the vehicle ahead slows to a stop, DISTRONIC PLUS can also brake to a full halt, then resume automatically when traffic starts going.11
PRE-SAFEBrake.Even if youre not using cruise control, DISTRONIC PLUS can help detect an impending collision with a vehicle ahead. Its PRE-SAFE Brake system can alert the driver and automatically apply up to 100% braking force, to help reduce the severity of an impact.9
Advancedrestraints.Nine standard air bags offer 11-way protection.12 Dual -stage front air bags are augmented by a driver s knee air bag. Innovative pelvic air bags complement the front-seat side- impact air bags. Side curtain air bags are provided at all four outboard seating positions, as are seat-belt Emergency Tensioning Devices (ETDs) and belt- force limiters. And in a rear impact, NECK-PRO active front head restraints can respond to help reduce whiplash-type injuries.
Post-collisionresponse.If an air bag or ETD deploys, the standard Mercedes -Benz mbrace systems Automatic Collision Notification can initiate a call to our 24-hour emergency response center even if you cannot.4 The GLK-Class can also automatically shut off its engine and fuel supply, and turn on the hazard flashers and some interior lights.
GLK 350 shown with Almond/Mocha interior, heated front seats, PARKTRONIC, and Lane Tracking, Leather, Multimedia and Premium 1 Packages. Please see endnotes at back of brochure.
Whether youre sprinting across town or trekking across the countryside, the GLK
has a knack for making driving a sport rather than a chore. Logical controls, clear
gauges and two vivid color displays are gracefully coordinated in their placement,
appearance and operation.13 Its Premium leather -wrapped multifunction steering
wheel and intuitive central controller bring the talents of its advanced technology
instinctively to your hands. Bluetooth and optional Enhanced Voice Control deliver
them hands - free, to help you keep your eye on the ball. Advanced multimedia
systems seamlessly unite your options in navigation, your music tracks from up
to 10 different sources, and a world of connections including the new in-dash
Internet features available with the Mercedes-Benz mbrace2 system.4 And when
youre near the finish line, its available PARKTRONIC system sizes up open spaces
as you drive by, then expertly steers you in with precision worthy of a gold medal.
Teamwork.An elegant central controller on the console and a multifunction steering wheel team up with a 4.5" display within the speedometer and a standard 5.8" LCD screen in the central dash. Together they bring you a sharp, colorful world of entertainment, navigation, and even personalized vehicle settings. The standard Bluetooth system lets you enjoy hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming from your digital music player.14
Harmony. Beyond such standard audio features as a USB input, AUX jack and HD Radio stations, an array of options offer virtually limitless listening: Immerse yourself in 510 watts of harman/kardon LOGIC7 surround sound. Take in the nationwide programming of SiriusXM Radio with 6 months of service.15 Bring your own soundtrack with an iPod/MP3 Media Interface,16 a 6 -disc DVD/CD player, an SD memory card reader, and a 10GB Music Register that stores your digital music o...