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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic

Smaller and lighter than its well-known SUV siblings, the 2013-model GLK is also equipped with a new direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 engine with 302 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque, an innovative ECO Start/Stop system, a more fuel-efficient seven-speed automatic transmission with Direct Select and electromechanical steering. A fuel-sipping four-cylinder diesel model, the GLK250 BlueTEC, will arrive early next year.

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic

A new option for the 2013-model GLK, Blind Spot Assist uses dedicated radar sensors to monitor both blind spots behind the vehicle. Whenever a turn signal is activated with a vehicle in the blind spot, the driver gets visual and audible warnings. A separate option, Active Blind Spot Assist incorporates an intervention feature, in which ESP braking automatically helps correct the car’s course if the driver doesn’t heed the initial warning.

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic

For the first time on the GLK, an optional DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control system uses radar sensors to help maintain a pre-set following distance behind the vehicle ahead. The system can actually brake the car to a full stop and accelerate it again. DISTRONIC PLUS works at speeds up to 125 mph and can be especially helpful in stop-and-go traffic.

Short-range 24-gigahertz radar sweeps the first 66 yards in a fan-shaped 60-degree pattern, working in tandem with a narrower 18-degree beam of 77-gigahertz radar. The two radar frequencies complement each other to cover a full range of more than 220 yards – longer than two football fields.

All cars equipped with the optional radar-based DISTRONIC PLUS system reap the benefit of another revolutionary Mercedes-Benz safety feature – PRE-SAFE® Brake. To reduce accident severity, the latest version of PRE-SAFE Brake applies full braking automatically in emergencies.

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