[PHOYO GALLERY] 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK revealed image

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has revealed the 2013 GLK ahead of its official debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show on the 4th of April.

According to the car manufacturer, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK is actually a facelifted version of the current GLK which will go on sale in August, as a 2013 model year SUV. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK has been fitted with LED daytime running lights for both the front and all-wheel drive models, lightly altered headlamps, restyled taillamps, more substantial rear bumper with integrated protection guard, reshaped roof bars and a choice between 17, 19 or 20-inch wheels. The AMG body kit is also available as an option.

Besides the exterior design which has received an update, the cabin has been refreshed too and it’s now adding more instruments, restyled ventilation units and more expensive-looking trim. Optional entertainment features include the company’s latest COMAND system with the Harman Kardon Logic surround-sound setup (seven-channel DSP amplifier and two-channel booster to 510 watts in 12 speakers). As optional safety features, the 2013 GLK can be ordered with Active Lane Keeping Assistant, Blind Spot Assistant, Distronic Plus (collision avoidance), PreSafe anti-crash, drowsiness detecting Attention Assist and many other things.

Under the hood, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK is coming with the reworked 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V6 engine, with extra 34 HP and 15 lb-ft of torque, to a total of 302 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, which can send its power to either front- or all-wheel drive system. The 2013 GLK will be offered, for a first time, with a choice of a clean-diesel engine in the United States. More details on the “new” Mercedes-Benz GLK will be announced at the 2012 New York Auto Show next month.