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Mercedes GLK Undisguised on the Set of 'Sex and the City'

 Mercedes GLK Undisguised on the Set of Sex and the City
Mercedes GLK Undisguised

Caught on the set of American cable television show “Sex and the City”, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class is wearing no camouflage revealing all of the design details. As a bonus, we also get a glimpse of the beautiful Kim Cattrall, one of the four main characters of the romantic comedy. These photos were shot last Sunday on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills during the filming of the movie-version.

At first sight the new GLK looks like a disguised GL, but in reality this prototype is considerably smaller than Mercedes' full-size sport-ute. Translated, the name GLK basically means "short version of GL" as K is a diminutive of the German "kurz," meaning short. The GLK is using technical components from the all-new Mercedes C-class, and it will keep very close in design to the GL-Class. The GLK could debut as a 2009 model at the North American International Motor Show in 2008. Power is expected to come from a 3.5-liter V6 with Mercedes 4Matic all-wheel-drive standard. All versions are expected to have the 7G-Tronic TouchShift automatic transmission. Later on there could be a V8-powered GLK63 AMG version. While the U.S. is slowly moving away from big SUVs, Mercedes is losing market share to small SUVs like the BMW X3. With this new GLK it is hoping to get back on top again.

Published Dec 17, 2007 8:42 am By Brian Potter

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 3Iceman 3Iceman
Looks great! I really like it. Bye bye X3. K maybe stands for klein or small.
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January 3, 2008 12:54 am
 Pentium Pentium
It's looking good in General...X3 also looked the same when it was released!
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December 31, 2007 2:55 pm
 Bryan_Jakovcic Bryan_Jakovcic
Ill take the pope-mobile G Wagon any day!
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December 23, 2007 12:24 am
 THERENAISSANCEMAN THERENAISSANCEMAN
the car as well as the TV show rightfully deserve each other.
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December 22, 2007 9:38 pm
 mbdesign mbdesign
what happend in MB design center??? compete with X3???is it really beeter look than x3??? dear mb design chief please wakeup
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December 20, 2007 5:16 pm
 mbdesign mbdesign
sorry for mercedes,sorry for MB chief designer,its the ugliest mercedes i ever seen, what happend in MB design center???
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December 20, 2007 4:00 pm
 Mercedes Mercedes
The Glk will be available with the new v6 engines, up front with the new 371 hp GLK 350
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December 20, 2007 3:53 pm
 andy andy
this car is better than X3, i would say it ...,but its not better than Acura RDX, RDX rules both of them , X3 and GLK..:)
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December 19, 2007 11:49 pm
 wjaprep wjaprep
ok i do agree with that mercedes has to models, i think in 1995(?) they had a good line up, the c class sedan, the e class sedan, coupe, wagon and convertible, the s class coupe and sedan and the sl roadster. I think the New Mercedes models should be the c class sedan, the glk (no need for the c class wagon, but they need to rename it, glk? no, maybe gs? no thats lexus...) the e class sedan, wagon, coupe and cnvertible (no need for the clk it might as well be a e class coupe), the SLK class, and the s class sedan and coupe (why is it named the cl anyway...?) no more gl nor ml because theyre made in america, and no more r class for that reason and all the other obvious reasons agian. The CLS is NOT a coupe it has TWO many doors, the G class should be ordered as it use to be. Also they should keep their cars the same as long as it takes no more rushing cars to compete with overpriced Toyota... i mean Lexus. nothing wrong with a model lasting 9 years if its built right (w124) it just means they took longer to build a better car, but thats just me.
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December 19, 2007 11:16 pm
 persian187 persian187
Aside from everyones qualms, this car will sell like hotcakes. promise.
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December 19, 2007 7:47 pm
 phobos phobos
i like this new SUV from mercedes, boxy shape ( NOT SUV WANNABE ), the rear fender could come from the ocean drive concept, the design is much better than the GL - Class ( Large ML - Class ? )different from other mercedes SUV,it is going to be a great SUV if it has a great engine, go with the next gen engine...x3 ? it is going to get harder for BMW
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December 19, 2007 7:20 pm
 rydamee rydamee
mbeaston, spoken like a true mercedes dealer. the words that spew from your mouth is called propaganda. sugar coat it all you want, there is major parts bin sharing between the two companies. maybe you're a greenhorn in the industry. research your facts. don't believe what they tell you just 'cause they pay your mortgage. let you tell it, mbz is tops in customer satisfaction. this vehicle is hideous and should flop like your precious r. your company sucks, sir.
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December 19, 2007 7:18 pm
 Alfafox5 Alfafox5
What is with the name, GLK... looks like Gluck! I am sad to see such generic naming conventions from so many excellent marques. I know it should sound related to the G-Wagen, but it seems like a last minute idea. I mean GLX, GLR, GLC, GLS... some thing besides GLK... just my opinion. I do not want a Mercedes Gluck. Yuck! Peace!
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December 19, 2007 3:42 pm
 kolik kolik
I drive Mercedes, and I am a huge huge fan of the three point star, but this .. this is rubbish.
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December 19, 2007 2:02 pm
 MBEaston MBEaston
As a Mercedes-Benz dealer, I am glad to see we will have an SUV entry in the small crossover segment. While I am not crazy about the gawky proportions or front-end treatment of the GLK (especially hate the headlights), it will be nice to have something to compete with the RX350, X3, and upcoming EX35 from Infiniti. Because most ML's run about $50k we lose a lot of deals on people wanting an SUV but unwilling to spend more than $40k-$42k. I did also want to say definitively that no Mercedes-Benz vehicle share parts that came from Chrysler. The easiest way to prove this is that all Mercedes have longitudinal-mounted engines while all Chryslers (save LX-platform vehicles based on last-gen E-class) have transverse-mounted engines. This is because Mercedes are based on rear-drive architectures while Chrysler uses front-drive.
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December 19, 2007 3:08 am
 SD-AMG SD-AMG
I think it looks great compared to all the other small suv's. I think the new VW Tiguan is ugly, the BMW X3 looks like a toycar made of plastic. This though, looks quite "strong". I like it!
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December 18, 2007 11:42 pm
 josh1973 josh1973
R-, GL and M-Class do not share a platform with Chrysler vehicles. Next generation would have shared it if DaimlerChrysler would not have split up.
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December 18, 2007 11:03 pm
 djcocum djcocum
Ugly!!!
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December 18, 2007 4:18 pm
 german-cars-lover german-cars-lover
Look how great is it . It's a real German SUV without one mistake. WOOOOOW IT'S GREAT !! I SHOULD HAVE ONE.
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December 18, 2007 3:23 pm
 unknownuser unknownuser
Good bye X3 YOU ARE DEAD! I am so happy :P
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December 18, 2007 1:25 pm
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