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Mercedes-Benz At Auto China 2008:  The New Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class At A Glance
Posted April 21, 2008 At 11:00 AM CST

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, rear and side shot

Technology highlights and equipment items for the new GLK-Class*:

4MATIC: permanent all-wheel-drive system from Mercedes- Benz. As well as the actual all-wheel-drive powertrain with 45:55 percent power distribution (front axle/rear axle), includes a single-stage transfer case and centre differential with a basic locking torque of 50 Nm as well as ESP® and 4ETS control systems.     Standard
     
4ETS: the electronic traction system increases the drive torque at the wheels offering good grip by braking the wheels providing less traction, thus enabling headway to be made even under the toughest of driving conditions.   Standard
     
7G-TRONIC: the seven-speed automatic transmission features intelligent electronic control and widely spaced gears to optimise performance, fuel consumption and noise levels.   Standard
     
Active light function: the bi-xenon headlamps, part of the Intelligent Light System, follow the driver's steering-wheel movements.   Standard in conjunction with ILS
     
Adaptive belt-force limiters: reduce the force exerted on the driver or front passenger through a process of controlled yielding in line with the accident severity.   Standard
     
Adaptive brake lights: if the vehicle is braked abruptly, the brake lamps flash to warn the traffic behind.   Standard
     
ADAPTIVE BRAKE: the newly developed braking system provides assistance functions for further enhanced safety and convenience.   Standard
     
Adaptive front airbags: the driver and front passenger airbags are activated in line with the accident severity.
  Standard
     
AGILITY CONTROL: a selective damping system adapts the shock absorber forces in line with the current driving situation.   Standard
     
Belt tensioner: any slack in the seat belt is taken up instantly in the event of a crash, reducing the forward motion of the
seat occupant caused by the impact.
  Standard
     
Belt-force limiter: during a crash this system reduces the forces exerted on the occupants by the seat belts. Standard   Standard
     
Bi-xenon headlamps: gas discharge lamps with projection- beam technology for main and dipped beam improve visibility at night or in poor weather conditions.   Standard in conjunction with ILS
     
Bluetooth interface: allows a wireless connection between a mobile phone and the hands-free system.   Standard
     
Brake Assist (BAS): detects emergency situations based on use of the brake pedal; makes the full braking pressure available within a fraction of a second, regardless of how heavily the pedal is pressed, and thus shortens the braking distance.   Standard
     
Child seat recognition: the front passenger airbag is deactivated automatically if a Mercedes rear-facing child seat is installed.   Optional
     
COMAND APS: audio and communications system with integral radio, CD/DVD player, hard-disc navigation, telephone operation and off-road menu. The navigation system features a tracking system for recording and storing routes outside areas covered by digitised maps if required. An integral music server for storing up to 1000 tracks is also included.   Optional
     
Cornering light function: the additional illumination of the area to the side of the vehicle by the bi-xenon headlamps when turning, at junctions or on tight bends enhances safety.   Standard in conjunction with ILS
     
Country mode: this function – part of the Intelligent Light System – replaces the previous dipped-beam function and ensures brighter and more widespread illumination of the left side (LHD vehicles) or right side (RHD vehicles) of the carriageway.   Standard in conjunction with ILS
     
Crash boxes: impact-absorbing elements in the front and rear vehicle structure minimise repair costs after collisions at low impact speeds.   Standard
     
Cruise control: system for controlling the vehicle speed, including SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter.   Standard
     
Dark-tinted thermal-insulation glass: for the rear side windows and the rear windscreen   Optional
     
Diesel particulate filter: the maintenance-free system operates without additives and reduces particulate emissions (already low thanks to engine modifications) by a further 99 percent.   Standard for all diesel models
     
Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR): allows the driver to pre- program various maximum speeds before negotiating steep descents.   Standard in conjunction with off-road engineering package
     
EASY-PACK tailgate: an electromechanical drive system allows the tailgate to be opened and closed automatically.   Optional
     
Enhanced fog lamps: this function – part of the Intelligent Light System – is used to swivel the outer headlamp outwards so as to improve illumination at the side of the road.   Standard in conjunction with ILS
     
ESP: stabilises the GLK fully automatically in dynamically critical situations and thus reduces the risk of skidding and roll-over; also warns the driver if the tyre inflation pressure is too low.   Standard
     
ESP vehicle/trailer stabilisation: this ESP component defuses critical driving situations involving a trailer before they become dangerous by applying individual wheel brakes as required.   Standard
     
"G" button: activates the driving program designed specifically for off-road driving (softer accelerator pedal characteristics, adjusted shift points/manual shift mode for 7G-TRONIC, off-road ESP® and ABS function)   Standard in conjunction with off-road engineering package
     
Headlamp Assist: a sensor on the windscreen controls the headlamps automatically, switching them on at dusk/dawn, when it is dark, when driving through tunnels and if rain or snow is falling.   Standard
     
Headlamp cleaning system: system of pressure jets, which eliminates any backglare caused by dirty headlamp lenses.   Standard in conjunction with bi-xenon headlamps / ILS
     
Intelligent Light System: this new headlamp technology provides five light functions which are activated depending on the driving situation and weather conditions (also see "Cornering light function", "Country mode", "Motorway mode", "Active light function" and "Enhanced fog lamps"). Optional   Optional
     
Kneebag: in the event of a crash, an additional airbag reduces the forward motion of the driver caused by the impact.   Standard
     
LINGUATRONIC: this voice-operated control system can be used to operate the car radio, CD/DVD player, CD/DVD changer, navigation system and telephone; navigation destinations and phone-book entries can be spoken as entire words.   Optional
     
Luxury multifunction steering wheel: the radio, telephone, navigation system, display and other devices can be operated via the steering wheel.   Optional
     
Memory function: there are three memory slots each for storing the position of the driver's seat and front passenger seat. The steering-wheel and exterior-mirror settings can also be stored.   Optional
     
Motorway mode: at speeds above 90 km/h, the entire width of the carriageway is illuminated; the driver's range of vision is increased by around 50 metres.   Standard in conjunction with ILS
     
NECK-PRO: crash-responsive head restraints for the driver and front passenger, which provide support for the head at an earlier stage in the event of a rear impact, thus minimising the risk of injury.   Standard
     
Off-road ABS: additional ABS program specifically for off-road use, designed to shorten braking distances on poor surfaces and extreme descents.   Standard in conjunction with off-road engineering package
     
Off-road engineering package: further enhanced off-road capability thanks to special driving programs such as off-road ABS and Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR), plus an additional underguard for off-road driving.   Optional
     
Paintwork: more scratch-resistant; plus the paint has more shine and more depth of colour.   Standard
     
Panoramic sliding sunroof: a large glass roof stretching from the windscreen to the load compartment. The front section slides rearwards at the push of a button.   Optional
     
PARKTRONIC: ultrasonic sensors assist the driver when parking.   Optional
     
PRE-SAFE: uses the sensors in the dynamic handling control systems such as ABS, BAS or ESP® and optimises the protective functions of the passive safety components in potential accident situations.   Optional
     
Rain sensor: automatic adjustment of the windscreen-wiper speed based on the weather conditions, with two-stage intermittent control.   Standard
     
Reversing camera: when reverse gear is selected, the image recorded by the rear camera is shown on the COMAND screen.   Optional
     
Sidebags: side airbags integrated in the seat backrests reduce the risk of injury in the event of a side impact.   Standard for diver and front passenger, optional for rear passengers
     
Sound system: a multi-channel system featuring new digital technology provides surround sound at every seat. Unique Dolby 5.1 sound can be experienced if a DVD player is specified.   Optional
     
Speed-sensitive power steering: ensures excellent road feel when travelling at high speed and extremely easy steering when parking.   Standard for GLK 280, GLK 350, GLK 320 CDI
     
Start-off assist: prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards during hill-starts.   Standard
     
THERMATIC automatic climate control: the enhanced system splits the interior into two temperature zones and provides a wide range of setting options for individual climate control.   Standard
     
THERMOTRONIC luxury automatic climate control: this system splits the interior into three climate zones and includes further functions such as diffused, draught-free ventilation, an air quality sensor and residual heat utilisation.   Optional
     
Tunnel mode: when the recirculated air button is pressed, for example when driving into a tunnel or an underground garage, all of the open windows and the sliding sunroof are closed. Standard   Standard
     
Up-front sensors: additional sensors on the front crossmember supplement the work done by the crash sensor on the centre tunnel and allow even more effective activation of the restraint systems in line with the current situation.   Standard
     
Windowbags: in the event of a side impact, the large air cushion extends like a curtain across all three seat rows, from the A-pillar to the D-pillar, reducing the risk of head injuries.   Standard



* In alphabetical order; the descriptions and information may vary from country to country



Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front and side shot

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Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, rear and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front shot

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Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, aerial shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, rear and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, aerial shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, rear and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, rear and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, rear and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front and side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, side shot

Exterior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, aerial shot

Interior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, overview

Interior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, overview

Interior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, rear seats

Interior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, dashboard

Interior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, overview

Interior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, front seats

Interior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, dashboard

Interior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, gauges

Interior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, center console

Interior view of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, steering wheel shift paddles

Rendering of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

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Rendering of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class


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