2016 Mercedes GLK Redesign and specs

2016 Mercedes GLK will come with some significant improvements. German’s popular brand decided to change the platform for second generation of its compact crossover, in order to close it to its C-Class line. The design direction Mercedes-Benz plans to take with latest GLK will influence the appearance of the SUV to be more car-like than before. Beside design changes, new GLK will also be more economical, since its producer decided to improve its fuel efficiency, in order to make GLK more desirable for future buyers.

2016 Mercedes GLK Front

2016 Mercedes GLK changes

With the latest GLA, smaller SUV, Mercedes can now be focused on making the 2016 GLK more traditional in every sense. It will be more efficient, more luxurious, more capable on and off road traditional Mercedes-Benz SUV.

New platform will bring some great advantages. It will provide more interior space, which is visible by the spy shots of the 2016 GLK, since it is larger than the previous model. Big news is also the right-hand configuration which will be added for the first time, in order to make GLK available in parts of the world where it is needed.

Recently some info appeared about new name GLK will carry. Due to its resemblance with C-Class and shared platform, new GLK will probably be renamed to GLC.

2016 Mercedes GLK Interior

2016 Mercedes GLK engine line-up

2016 Mercedes GLK will come with diversity of engines. Mainly turbocharged 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder power units will be included into the offer. New platform will not change drive configurations, so rear-wheel drive as standard, and all-wheel drive as optional will remain available choice for its customers.

Base engine will probably be a 2.0-liter I4 unit, which will be modified to fit the rear wheel drive configuration. However, the output rates are not known, since Mercedes will probably use some innovative technologies in order to boost both performance and fuel economy of the 2016 GLK.

Optional and stronger engine will probably be a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which could offer up to 329 horsepower. When it comes to transmission choices we can expect Mercedes’ 7-speed automatic, which could be replaced with a 9-speeder, later in its production.

As expected from Germans, diesel power unit will be available. It will probably be a 2.1-liter turbo-diesel. Some possible choices for the upcoming SUV, mentioned earlier, include V8 power unit which could be available. Hybrid variant will also be offered, but there is no any specs available, regarding this version.

2016 Mercedes GLK Rear

2016 Mercedes GLK rivals

Small size change, and some technical improvements, including latest car technologies closed 2016 Mercedes GLK to its rivals, even more than before. As top competitors of popular SUV we can name Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Lexus RX.

2016 Mercedes GLK price and release

The release of the new-gen GLK is expected during the second quarter of 2015. Some sources indicate that luxury brand could promote its GLK SUV at either New York or Shanghai Auto Show. Price f this model will be around $40,000, while its sale is expected to start during the fall next year.

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