We’ve just learned that on Thursday, December 18, American Express’ My WishList program will give away three 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 SUVs. This new model is currently available exclusively through the My WishList program, and its retail price has not been disclosed, but we wouldn’t be who we are if we didn’t know that it will start at around $35,000. If you already didn’t know, the Mercedes-Benz GLK is a compact luxury SUV that basically fits any lifestyle. On the outside, the GLK’s efficient design lets you take even the tightest shortcuts â€” while on the inside, 54.7 cubic feet of cargo space allows you to haul everything you’ll need for… Continue Reading »
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The US debute of the Mercedes GLK is still months away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some of its destinctive features. Mercedes-Benz.tv is starting to look like a online version of Top Gear Fith Gear, where they actually have some interesting shows. In this episode of Drive Magazine, the GLK is pitted against a Parkour athlete. Let’s us watch and see how this ends up.
Soon it will be time to head for the ski slopes again, and drivers of Mercedes models with the permanent all-wheel-drive system 4MATIC can rest assured as they set off en route to their chosen winter paradise. Mercedes-Benz is demonstrating the high traction reserves coupled with directional stability and safety in the new GLK at its 4MATIC workshop. In extreme winter conditions at a height of 2500 metres on the Austrian Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road this compact SUV is demonstrating that its driving dynamics really are in a class of their own. – 4MATIC control strategies for wintry road conditions – Technology in detail: The permanent all-wheel-drive system 4MATIC -… Continue Reading »
After an intense, 45-day build and grueling 30 days of campaigning for votes from friends (like BenzInsider), family, and total strangers, Mercedes-Benz announced that RENNTECH has won the MBUSA GLK tuner build-off! The competition wasn’t easy, with BLVD Customs’ strong GLK “Urban Whip” roadster and Brabus’ slick “Widestar” each swapping positions with RENNTECH for the lead throughout. At the end of the day, however, Mercedes acknowledged that RENNTECH’s sweeping program of upgrades – which included extensive engine mods, software development, aerodynamic bodywork, suspension and brake upgrades, as well as converting the GLK to hybrid drive – pushed RENNTECH’s GLK 350 Spec.R Pike’s Peak rally racer “over the edge”.
In case you missed all the stories about the this years SEMA (automobile aftermarket show), which we doubt you did as we’ve covered it numerous times. Nevertheless, here is a cool slideshow on how the RENNtech Pikes Peak was constructed, a little behind the scene if you like. The RENNtech Pikes Peak was inspired by the winged, unlimited-class rally cars of the famed Pikes Peak Hill Climb, RENNtech set about creating a GLK that could master the pack and leave the rest chewing gravel. But, this wild GLK has a few surprises beneath its menacing exterior. Hybrid powertrains are generally associated with fuel efficiency and lower emissions. However, RENNtech has… Continue Reading »
Regardless of your sport – snowboarding, wakeboarding, skateboarding or any other extreme discipline, the Rock Crawler from Legendary Motorcar Company (LMC) is designed to be the ultimate companion for those seeking an adrenaline fix. What started out as a go-anywhere brief focused on the off-road prowess of the Mercedes-Benz GLK, quickly turned into a do-anything reality when avid skateboarder Ryan Klutt, the 14 year-old son of LMC founder Peter Klutt first heard about the GLK tuner competition. Legendary Motorcar, which is more typically associated with race car fabrication and classic car restoration scene than with custom-tuning of road cars, then set about creating a vehicle that can not only get… Continue Reading »
Inspired by the winged, unlimited-class rally cars of the famed Pikes Peak Hill Climb, RENNtech set about creating a GLK that could master the pack and leave the rest chewing gravel. But, this wild GLK has a few surprises beneath its menacing exterior. Hybrid powertrains are generally associated with fuel efficiency and lower emissions. However, RENNtech has taken one more benefit of the hybrid principle to turn the GLK into a formidable performer. By combining an electric motor in parallel with the 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine, RENNtech has been able to capture the impressive torque that characterises electric motor drives, adding 54 Nm to enhance the GLK’s performance off-the-line… Continue Reading »