2010 Mercedes Benz GLK 350 Preview

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Mercedes-Benz has high hopes for the new GLK 350, their latest SUV model. Pretty soon you will be able to see if you agree with them as the vehicle is on the brink of its market launch. The SUV market is not exactly a wasteland; fighting for market share with the likes of the BMW X Series will be no easy task. The 2010 Mercedes Benz GLK 350 has a tough job ahead of it.2010 glk.jpg

The 2010 Mercedes Benz GLK350  launches in both two-wheel and
four-wheel drive. The more affordable two-wheel drive should be an
adequate solution as long as you are not going dirt tracking every
weekend. The pricier four-wheel model can turn  school and grocery runs
into gas chugging contests.

The new GLK350 will be plenty spacious, while receiving the same mpg as
many of its competitors, and gallops a speedy 6.5 second 0-60. The
proposed vast range of tailored option packages will allow for
customization, and perhaps give the standard SUV some soul.

How do you like the impending G-Wagen crossover?

2010 GLK Model Line Overview

Model lineup: Mercedes-Benz GLK350, GLK350 4Matic
Engines: 3.5-liter V6
Transmissions: 7-speed automatic overdrive
Safety equipment (standard): front and side airbags, side air curtain, ABS, traction control, yaw control
Safety equipment (optional): N/A
Basic warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in: Bremen, Germany

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP): Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic ($35,900)
Standard equipment: air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, power locks, 6-way power driver seat, AM/FM/CD player
Options as tested (MSRP): none
Destination charge: N/A
Gas guzzler tax: N/A
Price as tested (MSRP): $35,900
Layout: four-wheel drive
Engine: 3.5-liter dohc 24-valve V6
Horsepower (hp @ rpm): 268 @ 6000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm): 258 @ 2400-5000
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy: 16/22 mpg
Wheelbase: 108.5 in.
Length/width/height: 178.3/74.3/66.9 in.
Track, f/r: 60.1/62.5 in.
Turning circle: 37.7 ft.
Seating capacity: 5
Head/hip/leg room, f: 39.0/na/41.4 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m: N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r: 39.7/na/35.1 in.
Cargo volume: 54.7 cu. ft.
Payload: N/A
Towing capacity: 3500 Lbs.
Suspension, f: independent, MacPherson strut, stabilizer bar
Suspension, r: independent, multi-link, coil springs, tubular stabilizer bar
Ground clearance: 7.9 in.
Curb weight: 4036 lbs.
Tires: P235/50R19
Brakes, f/r: vented disc/vented disc with ABS, EBD
Fuel capacity: 21.7 gal.

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