Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK FREESIDE
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It’s no secret that the Mercedes Benz Vision GLK FREESIDE is a near production preview of the upcoming Mercedes Benz GLK-Class, a compact SUV to rival the BMW X3, the Landrover LR2 and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The name GLK has a meaning – G means a cross country vehicle (G-Wagon), L means luxury and K means Kompaktheit, which is German for compactness. Its styling looks rather butch, and there are some odd design elements, for example I do not see why they had to make the lower part of the front headlamps step down slightly inwards.

The Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK FREESIDE is powered by a 2.2 litre Bluetec inline-4 turbodiesel engine mated to a 7G-Tronic gearbox, putting out 168 horsepower.

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Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK FREESIDE
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Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK FREESIDE
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Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK FREESIDE
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Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK FREESIDE
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Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK FREESIDE
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