Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Model History
All New and Used GLK-Class Model Years and History
Becoming the fourth active Mercedes-Benz badged sport utility vehicle sold in the United States for the 2010 model year, the GLK-Class was positioned at the entry-level of the premium brand's product portfolio. Almost 10 inches shorter in overall length than the M-Class, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class's compact physique maintained ample luxury equipment such as dual-zone climate control and welcoming cabin trim. Standard roof rails and 7.9 inches of ground clearance provided functionality for the small luxury utility. Offered as a rear-wheel drive or 4Matic all-wheel drive, the GLK350 powered by a 3.5-liter gasoline V-6 engine mounted to a seven-speed automatic transmission was the sole available version of the Mercedes-Benz compact sport utility between 2010 and 2012. 2013 featured updated styling to the GLK-Class that added LED daytime running lights and rear taillights. The 2013 model year also included the introduction of a Mercedes-Benz GLK250 powered by a 2.1-liter BlueTEC diesel producing 369 pound-feet of torque. After 2015, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class would be rebranded as the GLC-Class.