• Oct 30, 2008
Mercedes-Benz' presence at SEMA has traditionally included a smattering of pimptastic E- and S-Classes lining the booths of the Big Balla tuners, and this year, we can expect more of the same. But to get the word out about the new GLK, Mercedes enlisted the help of four firms to accentuate the lil' 'ute's character and clientele.



Heading the line-up is the unfortunately named Urban Whip (above), the handy work of Florida-based Boulevard Customs, who removed the roof, fitted a custom wide-body kit, 26-inch wheels and wrapped up the package with a redesigned interior and booming sound system. We're impressed with the execution, but the proportions are far from becoming.

Just as odd, if slightly less ridiculous, is the Four Corners Rock Crawler created by Legendary Motor Cars. The GLK gets a handful of off-road upgrades to make treks to the beach a breeze, but the party-piece is a winch that can bring skateboarders up to speed, allowing them to grind down the integrated side rails.

Any assembly of M-Bs wouldn't be complete without a Brabus-massaged model, so the Widestar was born. Based off a GLK equipped with a reworked 320 BlueTEC V6 turbodiesel, the Widestar's extra grunt is complimented by new front and rear arch flares, redesigned bumpers, Brabus wheels and a custom interior.

Finally, there's the RENNTech Rally Racer, inspired by the unlimited-class rally cars that attack Pikes Peak during the annual Hillclimb. Aside from the Cessna-sized wing and aggressive body kit, the only thing we know about the RENNTech is that it features a hybrid powertrain that supposed to make quick work of the corners.

We'll have all the details from the floor next week, but you can get an eyeful of each modified GLK in the gallery below.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow that white one is comically ugly. The proportions look all wrong and as some others said, it resembles both golf carts and the little peddle cars kids play with.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The white convertible is so stupid looking, it could pass for a golf cart(!).
      • 6 Years Ago
      What.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ^^QFT!
        • 6 Years Ago
        (to all whom it may concern)
        That was the most awesome set of coordinated responses. EVER.
        Please, someone throw acid in my eyes! Actually, please show me a picture of a beautiful car (any Aston Martin will do) and then blind me, as I don't want this to be the last thing I see and what is imprinted in my head forever.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The.
      • 6 Years Ago
      no, unfortunately our country is made up of a large portion of the population lacking taste and also have money. All the "ballas' and "rapper thugs" will eat this sh!t up.
      • 6 Years Ago
      SEMA = Stupid & Egregious Manufacturing Association
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wish these companies would just die. Nobody wants sh*t like this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Like others on the post, I thought that first photo was a kid's pedal car too. But I thought it was a freaky pedal car version of a convertible Chrysler 300 with an Escalade front end!!

      Yecch!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Germans need to lay off whatever the hell they're smoking.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The white one really pushes the envelope, it does indeed look like a DUB toy, but I think that was the idea – I like it
      • 6 Years Ago
      About the last one...I literally don't know what to say...like....wow...
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