Mercedes to show off four custom GLKs at SEMA, LA shows
September 16, 2008
Mercedes-Benz is so excited about the 2010 GLK-Class and its versatility that they've sent four copies out ahead of the January 2009 release date to be tricked out by Mercedes tuners. All four special editions will be on display at the SEMA show in Las Vegas from November 4-7, then at the Los Angeles Auto Show from November 21-30. Brabus, RENNtech, Boulevard Customs and the Legendary Motorcars Company have all released renderings of their entries, and here they are:
The Brabus Widestar started life as a GLK300 BlueTec and now sports a widebody kit with a redesigned front and rear and big fender flares to reign in the custom Brabus wheels. It also features a special edition interior from Brabus.
The RENNtech Rally Racer was inspired by cars that tackle the Pike's Peak hill climb in the unlimited class. This GLK is fitted with RENNtech's first hybrid powertrain to improve acceleration off the line and exiting corners.
Boulevard Customs decided to turn their GLK into a street machine, giving it a widebody kit hanging over massive 26-in. wheels. Inside the Urban Whip, passengers are treated to a custom interior and a hugely powerful sound system.
The Legendary Motorcars Company has gone the opposite way with their GLK, instead creating an off-roader called the Four Corners Rock Crawler. The vehicle features a unique winching system for bringing skateboarders and wakeboarders up to speed so that they can grind down the vehicles special side rails.
Before their SEMA debut, all four vehicles will be featured in individual vehicles on Mercedes-Benz's U.S. Web site in early October. Viewers will be able to vote for their favorite, as will attendees at SEMA and Los Angeles. The winner will be announced on December 2.