With the compact SUV wars heating up, Mercedes was spotted testing out their upcoming rival to the BMW X3 and upcoming Audi Q5. Heavily disguised, the ‘GLK’ translates to “short GL”- as the “k” stands for kurz, or short in German.
The GLK will use technical components from the new C-class, and will stay close in design to the larger GL. A 3.5L V6, 7G-Tronic TouchShift automatic transmission, and 4Matic all-wheel-drive system should be standard on all models. Word is also that a V8-powered GLK63 AMG version is not unlikely. More as we find out!
Source: SEMA News