As the SUV market matured, one of the last open niches was for small luxury SUVs. The GLK is Mercedes-Benz entry in this segment and is aimed at buyers that might not have otherwise been shopping the luxury brands. The GLK is smaller than its direct competitors from BMW and Audi. The GLK also offers a RWD in addition to the AWD. Buyers can choose between a fuel-efficient four-cylinder diesel in the GLK250 BlueTEC model and a 302-bhp V6 in the GLK350. Like other Mercedes models, the GLK350 does not include leather upholstery requiring an expensive upgrade away from the standard synthetic leather.
|Model/Trim/Package ||Engine || || ||Original MSRP
|GLK250 BlueTEC 4Matic ||2.1l I4 T D (200-bhp) ||A7 ||AWD ||$38,900|
|GLK250 BlueTEC 4Matic Leather,Premium ||2.1l I4 T D (200-bhp) ||A7 ||AWD ||$44,200|
|GLK350 ||3.5l V6 (302-bhp) ||A7 ||RWD ||$37,480|
|GLK350 4MATIC ||3.5l V6 (302-bhp) ||A7 ||AWD ||$39,480|
|GLK350 Leather,Premium ||3.5l V6 (302-bhp) ||A7 ||RWD ||$42,780|
|GLK350 4MATIC Leather,Premium ||3.5l V6 (302-bhp) ||A7 ||AWD ||$44,780|