Mercedes-Benz GLK performance introduction

- Mar 11, 2019-

Mercedes-Benz GLK performance introduction


The GLK is powered by two engines, 3.0L and 3.5L respectively. The entry-level GLK300 is powered by a V6 engine. This engine is powered by the same power source as the C280. It has a maximum power of 170kW and a maximum torque of 300N·m. It is not laborious to drive a body with a total weight of 1830kg. In normal use, the 7-speed hand/automatic integrated 7G-tronic transmission will output the power gently, and the engine speed is difficult to exceed 3000r/min. Once the sudden acceleration is required, the transmission will also deliberately drop several gears to accelerate the speed. .


After using the AGILITY CONTROL suspension with adjustable damping system, GLK has good road performance. In the "C" mode, good chassis tuning can smooth most of the road bumps, and the quiet interior environment is also comfortable. The “S” mode is suitable for more sporty drivers. In particular, GLK can reduce the height of the car by about 20 mm in this mode, which brings higher control fun and stability to high-speed cornering. For off-road capability, the GLK300 is only a point of view. The hard road suspension cannot meet the comfort requirements here. The low flat rate road type SUV tires also require the driver to carefully avoid large pieces of gravel and deeper. Gully.


In terms of braking, the GLK350 is relatively neutral in braking due to its design trend, which is completely different from the feeling of being a lighter point in its C-Class. Of course, its 1.8-ton weight is also one of the factors that make it less flexible than a C-Class. Because the power distribution is relatively uniform, the whole braking process is relatively stable during the braking process, and there is no heavier nodding phenomenon. After repeated tests, the braking distance of the GLK350 is about 40 meters, which is for the SUV model. Already a very good result.


The GLK's ability to control both comfort and comfort is attributed to the suspension system called Agility Control on the GLK. The Agility Control pioneered by the Mercedes-Benz chassis engineering team is a fully mechanical suspension. Through ingenious design, in the suspension damping structure of the traditional suspension system, another small damping is installed. The large damping is like the traditional design, which is responsible for suppressing the large body vibration and at the same time, through the large damping. The group is used to absorb less vibration. The most important ingenuity of Agility Control is that in a set of suspension mechanisms, two different functions of damping are used, so that the internal and external damping of different damping coefficients can be simultaneously applied to the chassis to make the GLK operate stably. When it is dominant, it can also take into account the comfort of the ride. The engineering-inspired Agility Control design has brought excellent chassis settings to the next-generation C-Class and GLK, as well as a breakthrough new page in automotive suspension design.