2016 Mercedes Benz GLK

In the class of compact luxury crossovers, this model is definitely one of the key players. It came to North American market in 2010 and it seems that next September we will see a facelifted version which will beside visual, came with plenty other novelties. The 2016 Mercedes Benz GLK will get refreshed look, new platform, redesigned interior and many other new features.

2016 Mercedes Benz GLK front view

2016 Mercedes Benz GLK changes

If we consider that 2016 Mercedes Benz GLK will undergo so many crucial changes, it is clear that this will be completely redesigned model. Don’t be fooled by its look, which will make an impression that this is only a mid-size refresh. This model will undergo many significant changes and of the most important will be new platform. It is the same one that is used for new C-class, called MRA. This platform will provide many improvements such as weight reduction, more space inside the cabin, better handling etc. When it is about exterior look of 2016 Mercedes Benz GLK, it won’t be much different compared to current model. As we already said, new model will look more like a refreshed model, so main changes will be on the front and rear end.

2016 Mercedes Benz GLK side view

Expect to see new-designed HID headlights, new fog lights which will be right below headlights, while taillight will be similar to those that can be found on new C-Class Wagon. Interior of new Mercedes Benz GLK will be completely redesigned. It will get completely new look, which will be heavily inspired by new S-class, so it is easy to conclude that new model will make big step forward compared to its predecessor.

2016 Mercedes Benz GLK engines

Engine line-up of 2016 Mercedes Benz GLK will be slightly changed. Units that will remain are base 2.0 liter petrol engine and 2.1 liter diesel. The first one is good for 241 hp and 273 lb-ft, while diesel unit is able to make 200 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. On the other side, V6 will be replaced. Current 3.5 liter V6 will be replaced with smaller but much more efficient 3.0 liter, which will be good for 329 hp and 354 lb-ft. AMG variant is expected too, but details are still unknown.

2016 Mercedes Benz GLK spy photo

2016 Mercedes Benz GLK release date

It is expected that 2016 Mercedes Benz GLK will be presented in September, which means that it will be available probably by the end of year.