Sneak Peek At The Mercedes-Benz GLK 350

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There are some cars that we can tell in one look that they are average and not the best car that we would wish to be viewed driving inside of. But there are other vehicles that exude an air of magnificence and the minute you glimpse at it you understand it is the car that you want to be in. One of these vehicles is the brand Mercedes GLK 350.

This is the very first superior compact crossover SUV that Mercedes-Benz has ever made. Though the GLK 350 might be a bit boxy it does not disappoint us. The platform for this model was designed on the classic C-class sedan.

So why did Mercedes-Benz decide to build an SUV? “We needed a car like the GLK 350,” sales representative Mark Leonard said. “It’s designed to go head-to-head with the BMW X3 and it is doing a fantastic job.”

The model was first debuted earlier in the year and is projected to be a 2010 model version. It has already drawn in a lot of media attention due to its unusual design and the starting price that Mercedes-Benz has set for it. Numerous individuals were waiting them to choose a high number – but were surprised when the business set it at a low $33,900. This will definitely be in the running for the inexpensive SUV on the market and may be able to flyover the X3 in price alone.

The GLK is outfitted with a 3.5 liter V6 engine and coupled with a seven speed automatic transmission. Together the two work in harmony and achieve a smooth but powerful drive. It is easier then ever to speed up the vehicle and it can touch 60 MPH in only 6.9 seconds.

If you want to pick out the premium packet you will be offered a panorama sunroof, power liftgate, media upgrade bundle, heated front seats, and memory settings for mirrors, steering wheel, and the driver’s seat. You will also be given many of the more favorite features that include power assist, dual zone automatic climate control, eight CD sound system, and a trip computer. Mercedes also supplied the standard safety features to every model.