2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

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What's New for 2012:
- No changes for 2012

Exterior Features
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is a compact luxury SUV that is offered in a single trim, the GLK350. The GLK-Class, which shares platform components with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan, is available in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the latter of which is the 4Matic. Standard exterior features include 19-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, automatic headlights and wipers, and front and rear fog lights.

Interior Features
Base interior features of the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class include vinyl upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, and power accessories with an 8-way power driver's seat, Bluetooth connectivity, proprietary communications system, and a 6-speaker sound system. Maximum cargo volume is 54.7 cubic feet.

Optional Features
Many packaged and stand-alone options are available on the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. The Premium 1 package includes a power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, additional power adjustments to the seats and steering wheel, satellite radio, rear parking sensors, auto-dimming mirrors, and more. Some components of the Premium 1 package are available as individual options. Other packages add bi-Xenon headlights, full leather upholstery in a variety of colors, navigation system, rearview camera, and upgraded entertainment system. The AMG Styling package includes exclusive styling and 20-inch wheels. An emergency telematics system is available as a stand-alone option, as are a trailer hitch, keyless ignition and entry, heated front seats, premium surround-sound system, and running boards.

Under the Hood
The standard power plant in the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated at 268 horsepower. A 7-speed automatic transmission is standard. As mentioned previously, the GLK-Class is available with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive (RWD or AWD).

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class are:
- GLK350 with RWD: 16/22/18 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- GLK350 with AWD: 16/21/18 mpg

Standard safety features on the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class include anti-lock disc brakes with brake drying and brake assist, active front head restraints, front-seat side air bags, driver knee air bags, front pelvic air bags, and side curtain air bags. Other safety features are optional.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not tested the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the GLK-Class received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection and roof strength.


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  • Name GLK350 (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35880.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
  • Name GLK350 (4MATIC 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37880.00 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
  • 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 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 system (BAS) -inc: brake drying, hill start assist, brake pre-charging
    • Electronic stability program (ESP) -inc: trailer stability assist
    • 2-wheel Electronic Traction System (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 (4ETS)
    • AM/FM weatherband stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3 capability, 5" LCD color display, (8) speakers, auxiliary audio input jack, Bluetooth hands-free communication system

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