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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 4Matic review


2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic
The GLK 350 will come first and be available mid-August. Smaller and lighter than its well-known SUV siblings, The refreshed 2013 GLK 350 4Matic updates the look of the GLK that first bowed as a 2010 model. Bulkier sport utility vehicles, and the GLK350 is no exception. Below are details of 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic and large image (1300px).


Exteriror

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic Wallpaper

The improvements to the front fascia are immediately noticeable thanks to the sleeker headlight design, revised center grille and a more sculpted front bumper with a thin strip of LED daytime running lights on the lower side vents. The roof rails are a new design and are lighter than the previous model’s. The rear fascia receives a new bumper, chrome exhaust tips and updated taillights that are lit with fiber optic cables and LEDs. While the changes sound slight, as an aggregate it modernizes the GLK in line with the new Mercedes look.

Interior

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic Interior Design

Thanks to a relatively short wheelbase and wide track, this baby SUV feels closer to a C-Class sedan on the road than it does to its cargo hauling stablemates.

The cabin of the 2013 GLK 350 4Matic also receives a host of upgrades. The dashboard has been reworked with new circular vents, and LED ambient lighting and color monitor for the instrument cluster are now available. For all its improvements, the driver’s seat is still part manual, requiring the use of a slider to move forward or backward. Reclining duties are automatic.

Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic Bug

Radar Sensors

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic Engine

A new option for the 2013-model GLK, Blind Spot Assist uses dedicated radar sensors to monitor both blind spots behind the vehicle. Whenever a turn signal is activated with a vehicle in the blind spot, the driver gets visual and audible warnings. A separate option, Active Blind Spot Assist incorporates an intervention feature, in which ESP braking automatically helps correct the car’s course if the driver doesn’t heed the initial warning.

Engine



The 2013-model GLK is also equipped with a new direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 engine with 302 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque, an innovative ECO Start/Stop system, a more fuel-efficient seven-speed automatic transmission with Direct Select and electromechanical steering. A fuel-sipping four-cylinder diesel model, the GLK250 BlueTEC, will arrive early next year.