2016 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Redesign
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class comes as a second generation of this outstanding crossover. Placed in the luxurious stratum, this is a well-build, high-performance vehicle which underlines the traditional image of the Mercedes-Benz brand. According to some reports, the 2016 GLK-Class will be bigger, so it’s expected the provide more space than before. It will also come with an improved engine lineup and a fresh design approach, which will slightly diverge from the traditional exterior feel. Fortunately, this generation of the GLK-Class will diverge when it comes to the fuel efficiency, because its EPA fuel economy estimates are essentially improved. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will have softer lines and curves, so it will certainly look smoother than the previous generation. This crossover will have to compete against premium crossovers within its market segment, such as the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3. There are also non-German SUVs which will make it harder for the 2016 GLK-Class. However, this crossover is expected to be among the best premium crossovers thanks to its quality and reliability. We’ll have to wait for its release date to check this out. At this point, it’s impossible to say when the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will be released, but it would probably be introduced early next year and it’s expected to be available by the end of 2015.
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Redesigned Exterior
The redesign of the 2016 GLK-Class will bring a different exterior. With gentle lines, this crossover will lose its rough squarish appearance, which will soften its powerful appearance. However, following the current design trends, the body of this luxury crossover will implement the contemporary design language of the Mercedes-Benz crossovers and SUVs. This will open the gates for the future models which will be more uniformed. The crossover will have the same basic architecture as the C-Class which should be introduced first.
Expected Engine Options Of 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will be powered by both gas and diesel engines like before. However, it won’t have EPA fuel economy figures like before. There will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four gas engine, which delivers 235 horsepower. Also, the more powerful engine option will probably be a 3.0-liter V-6 twin-turbo unit which is able to generate around 330 horsepower. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class diesel will be powered by a 2.1-liter turbodiesel BlueTec engine. There are some rumors which say that the 2016 GLK-Class may get a V-8 AMG engine as well as a hybrid powertrain. As for the transmission, a seven-speed automatic is expected, but the future nine-speed automatic gearbox may be installed soon.
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Premiere, Release Date And Price
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will probably be introduced at some of the significant auto shows early next year. Its release date is expected to be scheduled for the fall 2015, but we have to wait for the official confirmation. The entry price of this crossover is estimated to be around $40,000.