by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte
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The new Mercedes-Benz GLK 2012: Model range and equipment - Comprehensive scope of standard equipment and appointments, attractive packages

The GLK-Class offers a standard of equipment and appointments on a par with the premium segment, including details which are generally the reserve of higher classes of vehicle. With a total of seven model versions, the GLK-Class furthermore offers one of the most comprehensive model ranges in the compact SUV segment. All models come as standard with a comprehensive range of equipment and appointments designed to optimise safety, comfort and agility for the occupants or to relieve the strain on the driver both on long trips and in urban traffic.

The scope of individualisation options for the new GLK covers virtually every conceivable wish, particularly with regard to the broad choice of metallic and non-metallic paints and the vast range of interior options. In all, there is a choice of ten metallic and non-metallic paints plus two special paint finishes. The interior guarantees the hallmark congenial Mercedes atmosphere and can be appointed in a variety of styles ranging from sporty to classically elegant.

Equipment for maximum comfort and comprehensive safety


All models come as standard with a comprehensive range of equipment and appointments designed to optimise safety, comfort and agility both on long trips and in urban traffic. Overview of the comprehensive standard scope of equipment:

- 43.2 cm (17") light-alloy wheels in 7-spoke design with 235/60 R 17 on 7.5 J x 17 ET47.5

- ADAPTIVE BRAKE including Hill-Start Assist, HOLD function, brake drying in the wet and priming

- AGILITY CONTROL suspension with selective damping system

- Airbags system: airbags for driver and front passenger, kneebag for driver, pelvis bag for driver and front passenger, sidebag for driver and front passenger, windowbag for driver, front passenger and rear passengers, seat occupancy recognition for front passenger seat

- Acceleration Skid Control (ASR)


- Audio 20 CD radio with dual tuner, TFT display with 14.7 cm (5.8-inch) screen diagonal, MP3/WMA/AAC-compatible CD player, USB interface incl. CD cover display and AUX-IN socket (in the centre armrest), Bluetooth® interface with hands-free function and audio streaming for music transfer, telephone keypad

- Brake Assist (BAS), assisting the driver with additional brake power when emergency braking is detected

- Crash-responsive pedals


- DIRECT SELECT gearshift system, additional steering wheel shift paddles (when 7G-TRONIC PLUS is installed)

- Direct-Steer system with speed-sensitive power assistance and variable steering ratio, STEER CONTROL

- ECO start/stop function

- Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) including ESP® trailer stabilisation

- Headlamp Assist with automatic headlamp activation

- Folding rear seat backrests (1/3:2/3) and locking indication

-
Pedestrian protection with active bonnet

- ISOFIX child seat anchorage points in the rear and Top Tether attachment points on the rear of the rear seat backrest

- THERMATIC automatic climate control with two zones, separate temperature regulation for driver and front passenger, combination activated charcoal filter to reduce dust and odours, recirculation switch with convenience function, sun sensor and rear vents

- 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive with 4ETS electronic traction system (except for GLK 200/220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY)

- Cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter (except for GLK 200/220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY


Attractive equipment and appointment packages

AMG Exterior Sports package
- AMG front and rear aprons, radiator grille with two chrome slats, AMG-specific LED daytime running lamps, 48.3 cm (19-inch) AMG light-alloy wheels in a 5-spoke design, sporty suspension tuning and Chrome package.

Exterior Chrome package
- Roof rails in electropolished aluminium, chrome underguard at front and rear, radiator grille featuring two slats with chrome inserts, chrome sill protector, chrome beltline trim strip, chrome rub strip, side skirts painted in body colour

Offroad Engineering package
- Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR), off-road driving programme (adaptation of transmission shift points and accelerator characteristic), simulated Gemtex underguard, suspension raised by +30 mm, Offroad Light and luxury multifunction steering wheel

- Parking package

- 360° camera including Active Parking Assist with automatic function to aid manoeuvring into and out of parking spaces, PARKTRONIC

Interior Sports package
- 3-spoke luxury multifunction steering wheel with perforated grip area and twelve buttons, anthracite instrument cluster with tubes, white background and 11.4 cm TFT display, sports seats in front, ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre upholstery in black with stitching in dark alpaca grey or black leather upholstery with stitching in dark alpaca grey, shift lever in nappa leather with chrome surround, brushed aluminium trim in dashboard and around door openers, sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with black rubber studs, door centre panels in ARTICO man-made leather with diagonal stitching for driver's, front passenger's and rear doors, reversible mat in luggage compartment and cord floor mats for 1st and 2nd seat rows


Individual options for customers' individual requirements
- EASY-PACK tailgate with electric opening and closing

- Intelligent Light System - bi-xenon headlamps with variable light distribution and dynamic range adjustment for country roads, motorways and heavy fog, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, active curve lights and headlamp cleaning system

- THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control with three zones, including residual heat mode, separate temperature selection for driver, front passenger and rear with display, combined dust and activated charcoal filter, sun and air quality sensor

- Two-tone designo leather upholstery including metal designo badge, velour floor mats with edging in black designo leather and designo fabric roof lining in black

- Leather upholstery including piping and mechanical lumbar support for driver and front passenger

- ARTICO man-made leather upholstery

- Reversing camera

- Rear sidebags on the left and right

- Climatised seats for driver and front passenger, including seat heating
and ventilation (with reverse flow function) and perforated leather

- Sports suspension with sporty tuning and direct steering

- Wood trim in high-gloss black ash or high-gloss brown burr walnut


Winning combinations: The colour spectrum of the GLK range


The scope of individualisation options for the new GLK models covers virtually every conceivable wish, particularly with regard to the broad choice of metallic and non-metallic paints and the vast range of interior options. In all, there is a choice of twelve paint finishes:

- Non-metallic: fire opal, polar white or black

- Metallic: cavansite blue, cuprite brown, diamond silver, iridium silver, obsidian black, palladium silver or tenorite grey

- Special paint finishes: diamond white metallic BRIGHT or luzonite grey


The interior guarantees the hallmark congenial Mercedes atmosphere and can be appointed in a variety of styles ranging from sporty to classically elegant.


The spectrum of single-tone interior appointment options:

- alpaca grey

- corteccia

- macadamia beige

- almond beige

- mocha beige

- sahara beige

- black


The two-tone designo leather appointments come in black/corteccia, black/porcelain or black/light brown. The trim cuts a shine either in aluminium with light longitudinal grain or in high-gloss black ash wood and brown burr walnut.




Credits: Daimler AG

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