Despite the fact that all-wheel drive luxury crossover is available in Stuttgart since 2008, he has not quite lived up to market expectations of their creators. The German developers suggest that the new car will change the situation. A prototype of an updated version was being tested on the roads of southern Europe. Automaker changed and markings of novelty of the product to highlight it. The second generation of SUV will now be known as the GLC, not as before the GLK. While the General public may see the new Mercedes GLK class of 2016 only on the photo. The price in compare with the predecessor will increase.
Exterior of New Mercedes GLK class of 2016 year
Crossover is created on the platform MRA, which is designed for rear-drive models of C-class. The carmaker, not wanting to take positions in the market, significantly updates their products. These trends have affected the Mercedes GLK of 2016 year.
Headlights have the original design, including segment of led daytime running lights in the shape of a boomerang, are visible in the photo. Arcuate fog lights located in lower bumper fairing, repeat their traits. The designers have seriously worked on the aerodynamics of the body. Exterior lines have become smoother. The hood is visually enhanced, the roof line is changed, and the wheel arches are made more prominent. The geometry of the grille is changed
Interior of New Mercedes GLK class of 2016 year
A small lengthening of the wheelbase of the new GLK in 2016 year has prompted an increase in interior cabin that will be especially appreciated by passengers of the second row. The interior is also designed on the base of platform of C-class. The front panel and the center console are made on completely new design. Devices are placed in three deep tunnels. The traditional lever is replaced round the CVT. Above three ventilation vents .4-inch touch screen multimedia system is installed. A curious detail is that the monitor is not integrated into the surface of the center console and extends when the ignition is on. Cameras provide a 360 degree view.
Built-in navigation system provides information about the speed limits and the driver receives acoustic and optical signals from Distronic Plus (radar-equipped complex maintain distance) during braking and motion in the stream.
Intelligent active safety system with the widest range of options has the possibility of individual settings according to driving style, weather conditions and the condition of the road surface. Owners will be able to choose material finishes: leather, suede, natural wood, aluminum or carbon fiber. Panoramic roof will be offered under the order.
Specifications of New Mercedes GLK class of 2016 year
The car became lighter by 80 kg thanks to the use of the frame structure of aluminum and high-strength steel grades. New GLK of 2016 year is increased slightly in length (118 mm) and increased wheelbase.
The other parameters remained the same:
Length – 4 654 mm.
Width – 1 840 mm.
Height – 1 669 mm.
Wheelbase – 2 855 mm.
Ground clearance – 170 mm.
Curb weight is 1 745 kg.
As for power train of new GLK of 2016 year, at the moment we know only three versions of the basic engine:
Specially developed turbo petrol engines V6: volume of 3 l, an output of 330 l./sec. Car with this engine will be labeled GLC 400.
Gasoline engine V8 volume of 4 l and capacity of 475 l./sec. will be set to the version of the crossover GLC 450 AMG Sport.
V4 petrol engine volume of 2.2 l power 170 l./sec.
However engineers are not going to restrict these engines the Mercedes GLK of 2016 year. The latest news suggests that the crossover is developed with a hybrid power installation, comprising a combination of diesel and electric motor a total output of 230 l./sec., This car will be known as GLC 300 N. Two turbocharged four-cylinder engine will be provided for car whose owners value efficiency: diesel volume 2.1 liters. and two-liter petrol. Transmission presents the latest nine band automatic transmission G-Tronic. Front is four-link rear suspension, rear is five. Place springs took air cushions. The car is very stable in traffic thanks to low centre of gravity.
The prices of New Mercedes GLK class of 2016 year
The car will be officially presented in September of this year. The crossover will go to the dealers after the premiere. New GLK of 2016 year will cost $30,500 in a base complete set. The price of the top version is planned to be in the range of $42,300. See also the video with the new Mercedes class GLK.