Mercedes-Benz Announces GLK250 4MATIC

The turbocharged engine will propel the GLK250 from 0-62 mph in 7.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 133 mph

by  Jim Davis  | 

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Mercedes-Benz announced their plans to offer a four-cylinder petrol GLK that will go on sale this June.  The Mercedes GLK 250 4MATIC will feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that will offer up 211 HP (155 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque.  The turbocharged engine will propel the GLK250 from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 215 km/h (133 mph). As for the mini SUV’s efficiency, you can expect an average of 30.5-31.3 mpg.

Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 4MATIC Overview

Enhancing the range of engines available for the GLK is a particularly agile and fuel-efficient four-cylinder petrol unit. With an output of 155 kW (211 hp) and torque of 350 newton metres, this state-of-the-art direct injection engine in the GLK 250 4MATIC delivers effortlessly superior performance and well-balanced drive comfort. The new model year also brings the added benefit of a new-generation infotainment system with extended functionality for the GLK-Class, as for all SUV models from Mercedes-Benz.

From June 2013 the GLK range will, for the first time, feature a four-cylinder petrol engine. This high-tech 2.0-litre unit offers the impressive drive comfortthat is such a typical feature of the brand, at a level comparable to that of the V6 petrol unit in the GLK 350 4MATIC. Its performance is similarly impressive. The GLK 250 4MATIC accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 215 km/h. In doing so, the new model boasts an NEDC combined fuel consumption of just 7.7 to 7.5 litres of unleaded petrol per 100 kilometres (180-176 g CO2/km).

The new model owes its impressive efficiency to a comprehensive package of measures. As well as the combination of exhaust gas turbocharger and direct injection, these include the low engine weight of 139 kilograms, low friction losses and the demand-actuated control of the ancillary units. Fast-acting piezo injectors make multiple injections of fuel possible, while reliable combustion of the air/fuel mixture is ensured by demand-actuated multi-spark ignition. In addition, variable valve timing on the inlet and exhaust side has the effect of reducing consumption as well as enhancing output. And of course the tried and tested Mercedes-Benz ECO start/stop function is also part of the standard specification.With effect from the new model year, the seven-speed 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission in the GLK, when in “M” mode, will feature a digital gear indicator with gearshift recommendation in the instrument cluster as a way of helping the driver to drive as economically as possible.

From June 2013, the GLK model range will encompass a total of six diesel models and two petrol models. The data at a glance:

Model Cyl. cc kW/hp at rpm Nm from rpm 0-100 km/h (s) Top speed km/h l/100 km NEDC combined CO2 g/km
GLK 200 CDI 4/in-line 2143 105/143 3200-4600 350 1200-2800 10.8 (10.3) 190 (195) 6.0-5.6 (5.6-5.5) 156-145 (147-143)
GLK 220 CDI 4/in-line 2143 125/170 3200-4200 400 1400-2800 8.7 (8.5) 205 (205) 6.0-5.6 (5.6-5.5) 156-145 (147-143)
GLK 220 CDI 4MATIC 4/in-line 2143 125/170 3200-4200 400 1400-2800 8.8 205 6.5-6.1 168-159
GLK 220 BlueTEC 4MATIC 4/in-line 2143 125/170 3200-4200 400 1400-2800 8.8 205 6.5-6.1 169-159
GLK 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC 4/in-line 2143 150/204 4200 500 1600-1800 8.0 210 6.5-6.1 169-159
GLK 350 CDI 4MATIC V6 2987 195/265 3800 620 1600-2400 6.4 232 7.1-6.9 185-179
GLK 250 4MATIC 4/in-line 1991 155/211 5500 350 1200-4000 7.9 215 7.7-7.5 180-176
GLK 350 4MATIC V6 3498 225/306 6500 370 3500-5250 6.5 238 8.6-8.1 199-189

() figures for manual six-speed transmission

The new Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 4MATIC is available to order with immediate effect and costs 44,149 euros incl. VAT for the German market.

Better networked thanks to a new generation of telematics

At the same time as the GLK, all M-Class, GL-Class and G-Class models will also be fitted with the latest generation of infotainment systems. This extends the possibilities when the optional COMAND Online system is specified. A photo-realistic map display in the navigation menu is among the new features, as well as an additional Bluetooth ® profile that makes it easier to integrate an iPhone ® into the vehicle’s communications architecture. The new generation of infotainment systems reveals yet further advantages when combined with the SPLITVIEW concept already seen in the S-Class, whereby the central display unit can show two different forms of content at one and the same time. While the driver is able to call up all the information that he/she needs as and when required, the front passenger can, for example, browse the internet or perhaps view the day’s holiday snaps from the SD card of his/her digital camera in any of the formats jpg, .bmp or .png.

With COMAND Online’s new LIVE TRAFFIC function, the GLK is also able to provide extremely accurate real-time traffic data. The traffic information with this system is no longer provided via the radio-based TMC (Travel Message Channel), but transmitted in real time via a high-speed internet connection.

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