Mercedes GLK 2008

This generation of Mercedes GLK has been produced from June, 2008 to December, 2012. We can provide information about 10 modifications of this generation. 2008 Mercedes GLK is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (6 versions) and classical rear wheel drive (4 versions).

This Mercedes is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 3.0 to 3.5 litres and power of from 231 to 306 horsepower un four diesel engines with displacement from 2.1 to 3.0 litres and power of from 143 to 231 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (2 versions), as well as automatic (8 versions) gearbox.

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Mercedes GLK 2008 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 10.4 to 10.6 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 6.9 to 7.9 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Mercedes GLK 2008 petrol engine version is Mercedes GLK 280 2008 4Matic, consuming 10.4 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Mercedes GLK 2008 diesel - Mercedes GLK 220 2008 CDI 4Matic for 100 kilometers consumes 6.9 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Mercedes GLK real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 23 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +24% for petrol engines and +22% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Mercedes GLK modification.

Mercedes GLK 2008 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 245 to 250 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 183 to 209 grams per kilometer. From Mercedes GLK with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Mercedes GLK 280 2008 4Matic which produces an average of 245 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Mercedes GLK diesels least CO2 distributes Mercedes GLK 220 2008 CDI 4Matic - 183 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.5 seconds has Mercedes GLK GLK 350 BlueEFFICIENCY V6 version, conversely the tardiest one is Mercedes GLK GLK 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Automatic reaching this speed only in 10.8 seconds. The maximum top speed is 238 km/h for the 3.5 petrol 6-cylinder 306 hp version (Mercedes GLK GLK 350 BlueEFFICIENCY V6).

Lenght of Mercedes GLK is 452 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Mercedes GLK is about 12 cm longer than Toyota RAV4, but 2 cm shorter than Honda CR-V. Mercedes GLK gross weight is from 2385 to 2500 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 9 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. Mercedes GLK trunk space is 450 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1550 litres.

Users calculated Mercedes GLK 2008 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2800 € cost per year and 0.31 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 52%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 23% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Mercedes GLK for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Mercedes GLK prices and costs.

Mercedes GLK modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Mercedes GLK 2010 2.1 GLK 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Jan 2010 — Dec 2011 2.1 Diesel 143 HP - Manual (6) Rear wheel
Mercedes GLK 2011 2.1 GLK 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Jan 2011 — Dec 2012 2.1 Diesel 143 HP - Manual (6) Rear wheel
Mercedes GLK 2010 2.1 GLK 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Automatic Jan 2010 — Dec 2011 2.1 Diesel 143 HP - Automatic (7) Rear wheel
Mercedes GLK 2011 2.1 GLK 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Automatic Jan 2011 — Dec 2012 2.1 Diesel 143 HP - Automatic (7) Rear wheel
Mercedes GLK 2.1 220 2008 CDI 4Matic 4x4 Jun 2008 — Jan 2012

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.1 Diesel 170 HP 6.9 l/100km Automatic (7) All wheel
Mercedes GLK 3.0 280 2008 4Matic 4x4 Jun 2008 — Jan 2012

Most fuel efficient petrol version

3.0 Petrol 231 HP 10.4 l/100km Automatic (7) All wheel
Mercedes GLK 3.0 320 2008 CDI 4Matic 4x4 Jun 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Diesel 224 HP 7.9 l/100km Automatic (7) All wheel
Mercedes GLK 2010 3.0 GLK 350 CDI V6 4x4 Jan 2010 — Dec 2012

Most powerfull diesel version (231 HP)

3.0 Diesel 231 HP - Automatic (7) All wheel
Mercedes GLK 3.5 350 2008 4Matic 4x4 Jun 2008 — Jan 2012

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

3.5 Petrol 272 HP 10.6 l/100km Automatic (7) All wheel
Mercedes GLK 2011 3.5 GLK 350 BlueEFFICIENCY V6 4x4 Jan 2011 — Dec 2012

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds

3.5 Petrol 306 HP - Automatic (7) All wheel
Mercedes GLK service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Mercedes GLK safety

During safety testing Mercedes GLK has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Mercedes GLK is evaluated with very good rate 89 from 100, children safety: good mark - 76 from 100, for pedestrian protection Mercedes GLK got 47 points from 100.
Mercedes GLK safety equipment has been rated as very good - 86 percents from 100.

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Mercedes GLK reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Mercedes GLK reliability is good. In the roadworthiness tests in 2022 defects were detected in an average of only 17.1 percent of Mercedes GLK of this generation (on average 12 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 21.6%.

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Mercedes GLK reviews

At the moment we dont have reviews about Mercedes GLK manufactured from 2008 to 2012.
Find below reviews about other generations of Mercedes GLK.
Mercedes GLK 2014 Diesel 2.2 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (new car) Owned for:18`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9
   male, age 46
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