Mercedes-Benz at the 2009 IAA
Stuttgart/Frankfurt
Sep 15, 2009
GLK 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and GLK 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 4MATIC: New additions to the GLK family
While the first car boasts outstanding driving performance and high fuel efficiency, the second has high fuel efficiency and good handling. What is the difference between the two? In the all wheel drive GLK 250 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY, the world’s most powerful four-cylinder diesel engine motor for an SUV ensures outstanding acceleration and agility. The rear-wheel drive GLK 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY consumes even less fuel (as low as 6.0 l/100 km) while at the same time providing top performance.
The new models underscore the leading position of the distinctive yet compact GLK. The GLK 250 CDI 4MATIC augments the world of top-of-the-range compact SUVs, featuring permanently engaged all-wheel drive, 7G-TRONIC transmission and the segment’s most powerful four-cylinder diesel engine. The new engine has two-stage supercharging and 2,143 cc of displacement, generating 150 kW/ 204 hp and a maximum torque of 500 Nm. This results in outstanding driving performance, including fast acceleration (0-100 km/h in 8.5 s), a high top speed (213 km/h) and good agility. Thanks to its high torque, which is already available at 1,600 rpm, the GLK 250 CDI 4MATIC only takes 7.0 seconds to accelerate from 80 to 120 km/h. In spite of its great performance, this powerful, fun SUV is very economical to drive, consuming only 6.7 litres of diesel fuel on average per 100 kilometres (combined NEDC consumption, preliminary value). At the same time, it not only meets the EU5 emissions standard but also has the potential to fulfil the EU6 limits as well as the BIN 5 requirements in the USA.
In combination with a tried and tested six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, the engine of the GLK 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY exudes a lot of power and responds to the driver’s wishes with a great deal of agility. It boasts good pulling power and, like the more powerful variant, is extremely smooth running for a four-cylinder diesel engine. In addition to good performance, the engine generates an impressive torque at low engine speeds: Peak torque of 400 Nm is available over a wide range from 1,400 to 2,800 rpm. In everyday driving situations, the vehicle can therefore be operated very economically at low engine speeds, consuming only 6.0-6.4 litres of diesel fuel per 100 kilometres. The rear-wheel drive vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds and attains a top speed of 205 km/h. As an option, the GLK 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY can also be delivered with the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission.
Attractive model range: A choice of six GLK models
The GLK is a powerful and distinctive compact SUV. The striking, multi-talented vehicle sets itself apart from its competitors through its functional and appealing body shape while also combining formerly completely contradictory attributes: Thanks to its AGILITY CONTROL chassis with variable damping, the vehicle brings together impressive handling with great driving safety and outstanding ride comfort.
The ultramodern engine line-up in all GLK‑Class models provides superlative drive comfort and compelling performance coupled with superior fuel efficiency and low emissions. Besides the two new models GLK 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and GLK 250 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY, the vehicle is also available in four other versions: The range of diesel models is supplemented by the 4MATIC version of the GLK 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and the tried and tested GLK 350 CDI 4MATIC V6 diesel model.
The GLK model range is rounded off by the two V6 petrol models GLK 300 4MATIC and GLK 350 4MATIC. Like the three four-cylinder diesels, the petrol engines meet the EU5 emissions standard. All of the all wheel drive GLK models are equipped with the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission as standard.
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