Montvale, New Jersey – Mercedes-Benz announced it will show four 2010 GLK-Class show vehicles customized by leading aftermarket tuning firms at the 2008 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in November, prior to the vehicle’s official showroom debut in January 2009.
The four show cars are:
— RENNTech Rally Racer – Inspired by the unlimited-class rally cars at the storied Pikes Peak Hillclimb, the GLK concept represents the Mercedes-Benz performance specialist’s first hybrid powertrain to enhance acceleration off the line and out of the corners.
— BRABUS Widestar – Developed by Mercedes-Benz tuning experts Brabus of Bottrop, Germany, this striking wide-track “designer suit” for the GLK300 BLUETEC includes flowing front and rear wheel arch flares and redesigned front and rear bumpers complemented with exclusive BRABUS wheels and an interior to match.
— The Urban Whip – Florida-based Boulevard Customs is sure to turn heads with a wide body styling kit, massive 26-inch wheels and tires, redesigned interior and ground-pounding stereo system.
— The Four Corners Rock Crawler – Exotic and muscle car restoration specialist Legendary Motor Cars design includes an innovative winching system to propel skate and wakeboarders up to speed and actually “grind” down the vehicle’s specially integrated side rails.
This year’s SEMA show takes place November 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Following the SEMA show, the four vehicles will be displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show (November 21-30). Beginning in early October, all four vehicles will be featured in videos on Mercedes-Benz USA website, www.mbusa.com.