2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

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The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is a compact luxury crossover that sits to below the ML-Class and the larger GL-Class in the Mercedes lineup. The GLK-Class was introduced in 2009 as an all-new model, sharing platform components with the C-Class sedan. Changes are minor for 2011, with the automaker adding a driver's knee airbag and lower front seat airbags. There is also a new AMG Sport package on the options list.The GLK-Class is available in only one trim level, called the GLK350, but features a long list of available accessories and two drivelines. In base trim, the GLK350 is fitted with vinyl upholstery (MB Tex, as Mercedes brands it), full power accessories, cruise control, automatic headlamps, eight-way power front seats, dual-zone climate control, 19-inch alloy wheels, and more.

Popular equipment packages include full leather upholstery, bi-xenon headlamps, COMAND infotainment system, panoramic sunroof, power tailgate, rain-sensing wipers, and auto-dimming mirrors. An AMG Sport Package adds 20-inch wheels, roof rails, and unique bumper fascias.

Under the hood is a standard 3.5-liter, six-cylinder, rated at 268 horsepower. A seven-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox offered, but customers are offered a choice between rear-wheel drive and optional permanent all-wheel drive-which the automaker calls 4MATIC. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class between 16 mpg city, and 23 mpg highway, depending on driveline.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 starts with a base price of about $36,000. The 4MATIC model is based at $38,000. Note that popular options or option groups will likely add to those base prices.


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  • Name GLK350 (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35500.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
  • Name GLK350 (4MATIC 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37500.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
  • MB-Tex seat trim
  • 8-way pwr front bucket seats w/active head restraints
  • Driver & front passenger lumbar support
  • Flat-folding 2nd row seat
  • Front center armrest w/storage
  • Central controller for audio, telephone & optional navigation functions
  • Front/rear cupholders
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Chrome door sill trim
  • Leather-wrapped multi-function tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Electric analog instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel, coolant
  • Digital display for clock & Touch Shift gear/mode selector
  • Multi-function 4.5" display -inc: odometer, trip meter, outside temp, audio controls, vehicle reminder & message indicator, driver-programmable settings, trip computer
  • Mercedes-Benz maintenance system -inc: displays distance remaining to maintenance, type of service due & reminders
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch up/down
  • SmartKey remote control -inc: remote door lock/unlock, liftgate, fuel-filler door, removable valet key & panic alarm, selective unlock, windows open/close
  • Driver-programmable autolock
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft alarm w/remote panic feature -inc: engine immobilizer
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control -inc: electrostatic dust & pollen filter, sun sensor
  • Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff
  • Burl walnut wood interior trim
  • Night security illumination
  • Illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Front door side pockets w/integrated speaker
  • Rear cargo cover
  • 19" x 7.5" 10-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P235/50R19 all-season tires
  • Roof rails
  • Chrome exterior accents
  • Rear spoiler
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Automatic headlamps w/twilight sensor & locator lighting
  • Halogen front foglamps
  • Single red rear foglamp
  • Pwr heated mirrors w/LED turn indicators
  • Chrome load sill plate
  • Privacy glass
  • Intermittent front wipers
  • Rear intermittent wiper w/washer
  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
  • 7-speed driver adaptive automatic transmission -inc: Touch Shift, comfort/sport & eco/sport shift programs
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Independent 3-link front suspension
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension
  • AGILITY CONTROL sport suspension system w/selective damping
  • Speed-sensitive hydraulic pwr steering w/variable centering
  • 4-wheel adaptive ventilated pwr disc brakes -inc: brake drying, hill-start assist, pre-charging
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • 4MATIC all-wheel drive
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist -inc: brake drying, hill start assist, brake pre-charging
    • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) -inc: trailer stability assist
    • 2-wheel Electronic Traction System (2-ETS)
    • Programmable daytime running lamps
    • 2-stage driver & front passenger airbags -inc: adaptive passenger airbag, occupant classification system
    • Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags
    • Driver & front passenger pelvic airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain airbags
    • Driver knee airbag
    • All-position 3-point seat belts -inc: outboard height-adjustable, outboard emergency tensioning device, front belt force limiters
    • LATCH system on rear outboard seats
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Rear top tether anchors for child seats
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Rollover sensor
    • 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS)
    • AM/FM weatherband stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3 capability, 5" LCD color display, (8) speakers, auxiliary audio input jack, Bluetooth interface

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