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Selected Style RWD 4-Door GLK350
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door GLK350 16 22 $33,015 $35,500
4MATIC 4-Door GLK350 16 21 $34,875 $37,500
AWD 4-Door 28i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 28i N/A N/A $33,810 $36,750
AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $37,765 $41,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,015
$33,810
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,500
$36,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$592 / month
$613 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has the rugged look U.S. shoppers want, in a sensibly sized package. We only wish it were a little more fuel-efficient. BMW finally has a crossover that's as good as its cars. The 2011 BMW X3 looks fantastic; performs like a sport sedan; and has a comfortable, top-notch interior.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 39.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 90.1
Second Hip Room (in) 52.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 183.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.9 65.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.5 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 110.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.4 74.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.7 63.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 23.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 54.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.9 12.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.3 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic Pwr Assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/50R19 P245/55R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50R19 P245/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3926 4112
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 210
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6000 240 @ 6600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System - TBD - MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2400 - 5000 221 @ 2750-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 - TBD -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 - TBD -
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 2.11
Trans Type 7 8
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.29
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class BMW X3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Agility Control - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 3-Link - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Agility Control - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5 (2010)
 
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