Mercedes ML 2008 vs Mercedes GLK 2008

Mercedes ML
2008 - 2011
Mercedes GLK
2008 - 2012
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 4.0 Diesel3.5 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Double-row timing chainDouble-row timing chain


Power: 306 HP272 HP
Torque: 700 NM350 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.5 seconds6.7 seconds
Mercedes ML is more dynamic to drive.
Mercedes ML engine produces 34 HP more power than Mercedes GLK, whereas torque is 350 NM more than Mercedes GLK. Thanks to more power Mercedes ML reaches 100 km/h speed 0.2 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 11.010.6
Real fuel consumption: 11.3 l/100km13.0 l/100km
The Mercedes ML is a better choice in terms of fuel economy based on user-reported consumption, although the specification shows otherwise.
By specification Mercedes ML consumes 0.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Mercedes GLK, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Mercedes ML could require 60 litres more fuel.
But when we compare the real fuel consumption reported by users, Mercedes ML consumes 1.7 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Mercedes GLK.
Fuel tank capacity: 95 litres66 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 860 km in combined cycle620 km in combined cycle
1110 km on highway780 km on highway
840 km with real consumption500 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: 440'000 km450'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 8 years13 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 3 other car models, including Mercedes E klase, Mercedes S klase, Mercedes GLInstalled on at least 9 other car models, including Mercedes C klase, Mercedes E klase, Mercedes ML, Mercedes S klase
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Mercedes GLK might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.78 m4.52 m
Width: 1.91 m1.86 m
Height: 1.82 m1.70 m
Mercedes ML is larger.
Mercedes ML is 26 cm longer than the Mercedes GLK, 5 cm wider, while the height of Mercedes ML is 12 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 551 litres450 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data1550 litres
Mercedes ML has more luggage capacity.
Mercedes ML has 101 litres more trunk space than the Mercedes GLK.
Turning diameter: 12 meters11.5 meters
The turning circle of the Mercedes ML is 0.5 metres more than that of the Mercedes GLK, which means Mercedes ML can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`9502`480
Safety: no data
below average

Mercedes GLK has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Mercedes ML has serious deffects in 90 percent more cases than Mercedes GLK, so Mercedes GLK quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 9000no data
Pros and Cons: Mercedes ML has
  • more power
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
Mercedes GLK has
  • fewer faults
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