Besides producing great sedans, Mercedes Benz also knows just how to produce great SUVs with 2017 Mercedes GLK being one of them. The GLK SUV class has actually been renamed to GLC for the 2016 model year and with refreshed softer styling and upscale interior these models work well for Mercedes. It goes on equivalents like Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, BMW X3, etc.
Despite this model is relatively new the Mercedes has recognized its potential and for the upcoming model year the line-up will be expended for two new versions including GLC Coupe and high-performance GLC AMG45.
2017 Mercedes GLK: Turbocharged Power
First things first, this 2017 Mercedes GLK will have a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged engine. This engine will be generating a horsepower of 241 HP and a torque of 273 pound-feet. This engine will be paired with a 9 speed automatic transmission system with rear or 4Matic all-wheel drive configuration. The same unit will be placed under the hood of new Coupe version.
On the other hand the sporty GLC43 will get power from a 3.0 liter twin-turbo V-6 which will propel this model with 362 hp and torque of 384 pound-feet. This version will also have 9-speed automatic shifter and standard 4Matic all-wheel drive. However, it will add additional Sport Plus drive mode and 4Matic system splits torque front to rear in ratio 31/69.
What is also important, the GLC43 will get sportier air suspension with adaptive dampers and there are also bigger brakes. Thanks to powertrain enhancements it will need just 4.8 seconds to reach 60 mph.
2017 Mercedes GLK: Distinctive look for new models
Th exterior body of this 2017 Mercedes GLK shouts out its potency with a fabulous design and styling. Mercedes has incorporated their latest design language on this model which also makes it up to date.
However, new versions will include some distinctive characteristic. The Coupe version will ride on the same wheel base as the current version which measures 113.1 inches but it will sit 1.5 inch lower and will be 2.9 inches longer. It will also get restyled front side and boot and coupe-like roof line is also its distinctive feature.
The high-performance GLC43 will also get more unique sharper styling than the base versions. It will get more aggressive front and rear bumpers and diamond grille. It will also feature unique 20 inch five-spoke wheels, sports tailpipes and sharper creases.
Inside, the GLC43 also gets sports treatment with flat bottom steering wheel, sports seats and unique speedometer. The Coupe compromises the rear head room because of slopping roof line but in other aspects it is mostly identical as the standard GLC version.
What about equipemt?
In terms of available features, the models are mostly equipped with same range of equipment like standard GLC except that GLC43 includes mentioned performance-oriented enhancements.
2017 Mercedes GLK: Availability, Price
This 2017 Mercedes GLK will be released during the end of 2016. The price of the GLC43 will be close to the $60k.