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Mercedes-Benz GLK tuned by BRABUS

Muamer Hodzic October 15, 2008

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German tuning company, BRABUS, has transformed the GLK into powerhouse with its top-of-the-line turbo diesel model GLK 320 CDI 4MATIC. BRABUS, with its ECO PowerXtra D6 (III) tuning, is delivering an additional 48 hp (47 bhp) / 35.3 kW and a peak torque of 590 Nm (435 lb-ft) to the GLK. It turns the SUV into one of the sportiest diesel models in its class. The sprint from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes just 6.9 seconds, top speed is 228 km/h (142 mph).

The gasoline-powered V6 model GLK 350 4MATIC gains 15 hp, for a new rated power output of 287 hp. The BRABUS designers upgrade the striking styling of the Mercedes GLK with an extensive bodycomponents program that is manufactured in OEM quality from high-end Pur-R-Rim plastics.

The range of available BRABUS accessories includes stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo, various versions of an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel, and even interior trim sets made from high-quality woods with various grains or from genuine carbon fiber.


Press Release:

In time for the market launch of the new Mercedes GLK, BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240
Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet
www.brabus.com) presents an extensive and exclusive customization program. The program
includes performance tuning for all engine variants, gasoline and diesel, sporty yet elegant
body components, one-piece and multi-piece wheels with matching suspension solutions,
and exclusive interior options.

More power and – more importantly – more torque for more driving fun and better fuel
economy: BRABUS also offers engine tuning for the GLK-Class, backed by the exemplary
BRABUS Tuning Warranty® of three years, up to 100,000 kilometers or 62,000 miles (see
BRABUS warranty conditions as of November 2006).

For the top-of-the-line turbo diesel model GLK 320 CDI 4MATIC BRABUS offers its ECO
PowerXtra D6 (III) tuning that delivers an additional 48 hp (47 bhp) / 35.3 kW and a peak
torque of 590 Nm (435 lb-ft). It turns the SUV into one of the sportiest diesel models in its
class. The sprint from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes just 6.9 seconds, top speed is 228
km/h (142 mph). Naturally BRABUS power tuning meets the same stringent EURO IV
emission limits as the production engine.

The gasoline-powered V6 model GLK 350 4MATIC equipped with BRABUS B7 power kit
gains 15 hp (DIN and bhp) / 11 kW for a new rated power output of 287 hp (283 bhp) / 211.2
kW. For even more power BRABUS has developed its BRABUS 4.0 displacement engine,
also available for the GLK 280 4MATIC. 332 hp (327 bhp) / 244 kW and a peak torque of 420
Nm (310 lb-ft) at 4,200 rpm provide plenty of added driving fun and excellent performance: A
sprint time of just 6.1 seconds for 0-100 km/h (62 mph) and a new top speed of 250 km/h
(155 mph) speak volumes.

All BRABUS engines are lubricated exclusively with ARAL high-performance motor oil. The
fully stainless-steel BRABUS quad sport-exhaust systems lend all GLK models a powerful
exhaust note.

Sporty design paired with aerodynamic efficiency and top-notch quality: The BRABUS
designers upgrade the striking styling of the Mercedes GLK with an extensive bodycomponents
program that is manufactured in OEM quality from high-end Pur-R-Rim plastics.
The face of the SUV receives a dynamic upgrade with the BRABUS front apron. This
aerodynamic-enhancement component was developed in the wind tunnel, and features
daytime running lights as well as optional auxiliary high beams and fog lamps. The innovative
two-piece BRABUS roof attachment with integrated LED position lights further upgrades the
front of the GLK.

Homogeneously shaped BRABUS rocker panels create a perfect aerodynamic transition
between front and rear wheel arches. LED lights integrated into the underside of the panels
illuminate the ground on either side of the SUV for safe entering and exiting of the vehicle in
the dark.

The BRABUS rear apron with centrally located reflector and cutouts left and right for the
stock exhaust or the BRABUS quad sport exhaust system upgrades the SUV’s rear. The new
BRABUS tailpipe styling is key to the striking rear appearance of the customized SUV. The
BRABUS roof spoiler with its red LED position lights left and right is attached to the lift gate.
BRABUS offers its customers a multitude of possible tire/wheel combinations for the
Mercedes GLK-Class. The list ranges from Monoblock A wheels in size 8.5Jx17 with general
operating certificate to 21-inch high-end versions mounted with matching high-performance
tires from BRABUS technology partners Pirelli and YOKOHAMA.

The largest combination features wheels in size 9Jx21, available in various versions, from
the sporty Monoblock S light-alloy wheels with five double spokes to the Monoblock E
version with nine spokes and polished outer flange, to especially exclusive fully polished
forged multi-piece wheels in the classic BRABUS Monoblock VI design. The largest
approved tires for front and rear axle measure 255/35 R 21 in size.

For even more agile handling and a ride height lowered by some 35 millimeters (1.4 inches)
BRABUS offers either sport springs or a complete suspension that offers a somewhat firmer
ride than the production one.

Exclusive interior design has always been a special strength of BRABUS. The extensive
program also offers owners of a Mercedes GLK countless individual options.
The range of available BRABUS accessories includes stainless-steel scuff plates with
illuminated BRABUS logo, various versions of an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel,
and even interior trim sets made from high-quality woods with various grains or from genuine carbon fiber. In order to transform the rear cabin of the GLK into a multimedia lounge the
BRABUS interior designers have developed special BRABUS consoles for the seatbacks of
the front seats. Each of the precisely fitting consoles includes a 7-inch LCD screen and an
integrated DVD player.

The company-own BRABUS upholstery shop fulfills customers’customization requests in
any desired color and with a wide variety of exquisite materials and numerous upholstery
designs. With meticulous precision the specialists create superb interiors custom-tailored to
the individual customers’preferences.

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