Mercedes wait long to get your GLK in the compact SUV segment 'premium' and round out its range SUV around the bottom. And is that while partly because of the crisis and fuel price hikes sales of large SUVs have been declining those of small and compact SUV will not stop growing.
However the Stuttgart did not just follow a stream the proof is that your Mercedes GLK not follow the rounded so fashionable in the segment and has a very angular silhouette as reminiscent of Class G. Even when he softened his fontal in the 'facelift' 2012 changed this perception.
What is clear is that with its sharp nose their dynamic lateral and muscular rear is a car that attracts attention with her lovers and detractors. Sales figures in Europe show that Mercedes took the right path.
With its new dashboard the interior comes less linear and more refined with quality materials and sound settings. The seats hold well and are comfortable and the instrumentation is clear. Operation is simple with a good overall ergonomics and button close at hand.
The space is more than enough front and back and thanks to the ride height and high seating position forward visibility is very good. Back due to the wide pillars we recommend the option of acoustic parking aid although of course the ideal is the rear view camera.
The Mercedes GLK 350 CDI 4Matic test rides a 3.0 liters diesel with 6 cylinders yielding 231 hp and 620 Nm of torque which come into play since the 1600 laps which means much force that moves the asphalt with ease thanks to Agility chassis control with variable damping and 4Matic AWD house brand. In combination with spotless automatic transmission 7G-Tronic seven relations serial and steering precise if somewhat indifferent in the middle zone the GLK driving comfortably and effortlessly. Even in tight corners balancing is content.
Off-road in little tricky terrain the Mercedes GLK 350 CDI 4Matic does a good job but not take the optional package of technical offroad or differential lock. And it achieves good traction thanks to a new clutch rods in the center differential which in turn provides stability on hard true habitat of this compact SUV. This is where shows its strengths: a lot of fun to drive more comfort and a comprehensive safety equipment that made it worth the cost; in the case of our test model the Mercedes GLK 350 CDI 4Matic 57350 euros but if you pull the list of options easily get over 60000. A lot of money yes for a long drive. And its competence 'premium' is not cheaper.
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