2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

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What's New for 2014:
  • Compact luxury SUV carries over mostly unchanged from previous year
  • Updated safety features
  • Slightly revised option packages

The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is a small, luxurious SUV, available with either a V-6 or a more fuel-efficient diesel engine, that employs rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). It might be compared with the BMW X1 or X3, Audi Q5, and the Acura RDX. The GLK-Class comes with an array of sophisticated features, plus a long menu of custom options that includes packages as well as individual options and accessories. The 2014 model is virtually a carryover from the previous year.

Models and Features
The 5-passenger GLK-Class comes in a single trim level, with various opportunities for customization. Both the GLK250 Bluetec SUV (with the diesel engine) and the GLK350 SUV (with the V-6) come equipped with 19-in. alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED running lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8-way power front seats with 4-way lumbar adjustment for the driver's seat, and vinyl upholstery. The Mercedes COMAND interface includes a 5.8-in. display screen, emergency communications, connectivity for phone and audio, and a 6-speaker sound system. The GLK-Class has 23.3 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the rear seats and up to 54.7 cu. ft. with the rear seats folded.

Options and Packages
Option packages, and individual enhancements, are available for both interior and exterior. On the outside, the Appearance package adds aluminum roof rails and 19-in., 5-spoke alloy wheels with all-season tires. The Lighting package adds bi-xenon headlights with active curve illumination, plus adaptive high-beam assist. The Sport package features AMG body styling, 19-in. AMG wheels, and aluminum roof rails. Individual enhancements include brushed aluminum running boards; 20-in., 12-spoke, 2-tone wheels; 19-in. or 20-in. 5-spoke wheels; chrome roof trim, roof spoiler, trunk handle, and various chrome enhancements.

On the interior, the Leather package includes a choice of several colors of leather upholstery for all seating surfaces, plus 3-position memory for the front passenger seat, and comfort-type head restraints. Burl walnut wood trim or aluminum trim are no-cost options; black ash wood trim is available at a small surcharge. Upgraded interior ambient lighting and a heated steering wheel are individual options; illuminated door sills are also available. The Premium 1 package includes a panoramic sunroof, power liftgate, SiriusXM radio with 6 months free, media interface, auto-dimming mirrors, integrated compass, garage door opener, and a power outlet in the cargo area. The Multimedia package includes a rearview camera, voice control, navigation system, upgraded media system, and SiriusXM traffic and weather. The interface and the SiriusXM service are available as stand-alone options. Other options include heated front seats, a Harman Kardon sound system, keyless ignition, rear-seat entertainment system, iPad docking station, in-vehicle Internet connectivity, and Becker Map Pilot (with pre-wiring). Parktronic with active parking assist, and a trailer hitch kit, are two other options. With the hitch, the GLK-Class can tow about 3,500 lbs., according to Mercedes.

Under The Hood
The 2014 GLK250 Bluetec SUV comes equipped with a 200-horsepower, 2.1-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine that makes 369 lb.-ft. of torque. The GLK350 SUV features a 302-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 273 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines are mated with a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual paddle shifters. AWD is standard with the diesel engine, and optional with the V-6.

Fuel Economy
The EPA's fuel-economy ratings for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class are 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway/21 mpg combined for RWD models. The GLK350 with AWD returns 19/25/21 mpg. The GLK Bluetec's diesel engine is rated at 24/33/28 mpg.

Safety Ratings and Technology
Standard safety features on the 2014 GLK-Class include a full complement of air bags, front and rear head protection, advanced tire-pressure monitoring system, electronic stability program, rain-sensing wipers, anti-lock brakes, and brake assist. Many optional safety features are available, including the Driver Assistance package, which consists of the Distronic Plus adaptive cruise control system, active blind-spot assist, active lane-keeping assist, and upgraded brakes.

No crash-test ratings are yet available for the 2014 GLK-Class from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the GLK-Class its top rating of \"Good\" in moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof-strength crash tests.

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  • Name GLK250 BlueTEC (4MATIC 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 38980.00 Engine 2.1 L/131 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
  • Name GLK350 (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37480.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
  • Name GLK350 (4MATIC 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39480.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 19/25
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power adjustable driver seat w/3-position memory, 4-way power lumbar support for driver seat, and 8-way power adjustable passenger front seats
  • Driver Seat, Door Mirrors and Steering Wheel
  • 8-Way Driver Seat
  • 8-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Lumbar Support
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Send2Benz Selective Service Internet Access
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
  • Ashtray
  • Valet Function
  • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Door Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Console Insert, Chrome And Aluminum Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Net
  • Roll-Up Cargo Cover
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
  • Tracker System
  • Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Systems Monitor
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
  • Power Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power adjustable driver seat w/3-position memory, 4-way power lumbar support for driver seat and 8-way adjustable passenger front seats
  • Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
  • Wheels: 19" x 7.5" Triple 5-Spoke Aluminum
  • Tires: 235/50 R19 AS
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
  • Chrome Bodyside Moldings
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets And Reservoir
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Chrome Grille
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Front And Rear Fog Lamps
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Wheels: 19" 5 Triple Spoke
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets And Reservoir
  • Engine: 2.1L Diesel DOHC Bi Turbo
  • Transmission: 7-Speed Driver Adaptive Automatic -inc: touch shift, Eco and Sport shift program
  • 3.07 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 5467 lbs
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and TouchShift Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Full-Time 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive
  • 70-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
  • 150 Amp Alternator
  • Towing w/Trailer Sway Control
  • 1268# Maximum Payload
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Automatic Ride Control Suspension
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 17.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Engine: 3.5L 24-Valve DOHC V6
  • 3.27 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 5,467 lbs
  • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • mbrace2 Emergency S.O.S
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag, Driver And Passenger Pelvic Airbag
    • BabySmart Childseat Sensor and Rear Child Safety Locks
    • First Aid Kit
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Radio: AM/FM CD w/MP3 Capability -inc: weather band, 6-speaker sound system w/auxiliary input
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front

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