Mercedes ML 2011 vs Mercedes GLK 2012

Mercedes ML
2011 -
Mercedes GLK
2012 - 2015
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.1 Diesel2.1 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 204 HP170 HP
Torque: 500 NM400 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9 seconds8.8 seconds
Mercedes ML engine produces 34 HP more power than Mercedes GLK, whereas torque is 100 NM more than Mercedes GLK. Despite the higher power, Mercedes ML reaches 100 km/h speed 0.2 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.06.1
Real fuel consumption: 8.5 l/100km7.6 l/100km
The Mercedes GLK is a better choice in terms of fuel economy based on user-reported consumption, although the specification shows otherwise.
By specification Mercedes ML consumes 0.1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Mercedes GLK, which means that by driving the Mercedes ML over 15,000 km in a year you can save 15 litres of fuel.
But when we compare the real fuel consumption reported by users, Mercedes ML consumes 0.9 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Mercedes GLK.
Fuel tank capacity: 70 litres59 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1160 km in combined cycle960 km in combined cycle
1290 km on highway1070 km on highway
820 km with real consumption770 km with real consumption
Mercedes ML gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 14 years14 years


Length: 4.80 m4.53 m
Width: 1.93 m1.84 m
Height: 1.80 m1.70 m
Mercedes ML is larger.
Mercedes ML is 27 cm longer than the Mercedes GLK, 9 cm wider, while the height of Mercedes ML is 10 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: no data450 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data1550 litres
Turning diameter: no data11.6 meters
Gross weight (kg): no data2`455
Safety: no datano data

Mercedes GLK has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Mercedes ML has serious deffects in 25 percent more cases than Mercedes GLK, so Mercedes GLK quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 17 800no data
Pros and Cons: Mercedes ML has
  • more power
  • more full fuel tank mileage
Mercedes GLK has
  • fewer faults
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