The German auto manufacturer promises to offer high-performance SUV vehicles and the new GLK is no exception. Although the GLA version has tentatively reduced the importance that GLK used to get, but Mercedes is determined to direct potential customers towards 2018 Mercedes GLK. The model was redesigned for the 2016 model year and since Mercedes using the GLC nomenclature for this model.
As for the 2018 model year, German giant expands the lineup of this wonderful SUV with more performance-oriented models. Buyers will love standard AMG 63 and AMG 63 Coupe but even more powerful AMG 63 S Coupe will overleap 500 ponies.
2018 Mercedes GLK: New Performance trio with 60 mph under 4.0 seconds
The 2.0 liters turbocharged four-cylinder petrol is designed to produce 241 HP and 273 lb-ft of torque and it sits under the hood of the base version. This is coupled to a 9-speed auto transmission. The rear-wheel drive and 4Matic all-wheel drive will be available with this version.
High-performance lovers will get a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine in 2018 Mercedes GLK AMG 43 which will be capable of producing 362 HP. This version comes with the 9-speed and 4Matic all-wheel drive by default.
The best comes at last. Three new AMG 63 models will burn the road with the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engines. The AMG 63 and AMG 63 Coupe will get 469 hp and torque of 479 lb-ft from this engine. However, in the new Coupe S version this application will provide impressive 503 hp and torque 516 lb-ft.
All new performance models will combine their impressive V-8 engine with the AMG Speedshift 9-speed automatic gearbox and performance-tuned 4Matic+ all-wheel drive. Standard are also sports suspension and limited slip differential.
With such impressive hardware new models will be able of reaching 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. Expect that Coupe S version will down this score to 3.7 seconds.
2018 Mercedes GLK Design – Exterior and Interior
Speaking about the exterior design, expect so far available versions to arrive unchanged. The 2018 Mercedes GLK AMG 63 models will, however, get some styling enhancements. The sports attitude of these model will be emphasized with the AMG-specific grille and bumpers. The roof spoiler and quad exhaust setup will serve for their primary purpose but will also add to models’ visual identity.
Passengers inside are guaranteed maximum comfort thanks to its extra spacious interior. With enough leg and headroom available for the luxury-hungry driver, 2018 GLK sports impressive material and build quality as well. However, the new models will spice the interior design with sports seats, suede upholstery and race-inspired stitching.
In terms of entertainment, 2018 GLK is installed with the latest set of infotainment systems. This includes 7-inch touchscreen display with an upgrade in from of 8.4-inch screen with the navigation and voice commands. All models will include an adaptive suspension, power-folding mirrors, power liftgate, automatic wipers, etc. As standard also comes dual-zone climate control, a 14-way power adjustable driver seat, memory functions, etc.
2018 Mercedes GLK: Pricing and Release Date
Quality comes at a price and the 2018 Mercedes GLK should be available at a base price of around $41,000. Mercedes has not yet fixed exact release date of this vehicle but is targeted towards an early 2018 release. Closer to the release date will know the pricing of the new AMG 63 trio.