Saturday, April 20, 2013
Car Profiles - Mercedes Benz GLK Class (2009-2015)
The Good: Top notch driving dynamics, well engineered
The Bad: Polarizing exterior, less practical than rivals
The Say: Still holds its ground despite the entrance of new rivals.
Go For: GLK 220 CDI
Avoid: GLK 300 4Matic
Price Range: P2,600,000-P2,800,000
Our Rating: ****
Related Review: Used Car Review - Mercedes Benz GLK Class (2009-Current)
Let's give you the first engine that was introduced from launch, which is also the one to avoid. There is nothing wrong with the GLK 300 that carries the 231hp 3.0 V6 gasoline as it is powerful, and with its fuel and maintenance expenses that will give you daily trips to the ATM machine. This is no surprise that it was dropped in late 2010.
Instead, start you search for a GLK 220 which possess a 2.1 4-cylinder diesel good for 168hp since it has the flexibility and power whatever situation you may face.
There are different trim packages which comes with various amenities. Sport models come with 19 inch wheels, different body kits, chrome accessories, and aluminum interior trim. Off-road models have at least 17 inch alloys and AWD with lock mode while 4MATIC Edition 1 (available through a by order basis) gets rear privacy glass, AMG steering wheel, and COMAND system. Otherwise, all models come with the following: seven airbags, ABS brakes, downhills speed regulator, stability control, off-road traction system, tire pressure monitor, front and rear sensors, adaptive brake lights, front and rear fog lamps, automatic HID headlights, headlamp washers, rain sensing wipers, leather upholstery, rear cargo cover, power mirrors with dim and fold, six disc changer, LCD display, Bluetooth, keyless entry, and alarm.