The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLK represents one of the greatest vehicles in the compact-luxury SUV segment. The vehicle’s major rivals will be Audi Q5, BMW X3, and the venerable Lincoln MKC. Since the competition is rather stiff and powerful, the new generation of the Mercedes GLK must shine if it wants to overtake the competition. The upcoming generation will utilize the same architecture as the C-class while the foundation for the vehicle will be the company’s brand-new 2015 C. The current model has been significantly changed in 2015, and it is now high time to introduce some refreshments for the high-volume compact crossover. When the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLK hits the market, it will be one of the most important models in the Benz’s lineup. If the rumors are true, there will be a great number of changes for the 2019 model.

Exterior

The most important thing to know about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLK is that the vehicle will sit on the same platform as the new C-Class. Thanks to the new platform, the vehicle will be able to accommodate more drivetrain options, and it will be available as all-wheel and rear-wheel drive variation. The upcoming GLK class will have a unique body structure. There are some rumors that the upcoming model will be larger than its predecessor, but the company is still working on the new generation of the vehicle and hasn’t confirmed those speculations yet. The upcoming model will probably be available in two trim levels. The headlights and taillights will receive new design and they will be equipped with LED technology. It will be equipped with 19 inch wheels.

Interior


It is still quite early to talk about the interior design or the features for the upcoming 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLK class, but since it is Mercedes, we can expect nothing but the best. There is no reason to believe that the cabin of the newbie will be less luxurious than the cabin of its predecessor. We can expect high-end leather seats, soft-touch materials for the surfaces, revised dashboard, excellent technological features, etc. The cabin of the newcomer will probably be equipped with an enhanced infotainment system. As for the features, the customers will be offered satellite navigation, touchscreen, and safety airbags. The final list of features is still unavailable, and the company will release it very soon. We will share all details with you, as soon as we get the list.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLK Engine

The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLK will be powered by several turbocharged 4 and 6-cylinder engines with either RWD or AWD. The four-banger engine will arrive in the form of a 2.0-liter power unit. The more powerful engine option will be a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 with the maximum output of 329 hp. There will also be the old 2.1-liter turbo-diesel, and the company is working on a hybrid and V8 engine. The engines will be coupled to a seven-speed automatic gearbox, but it is possible that the company will introduce a new 9-speed shifter.

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