When it comes to the comfort the Brabus GLK V8 provides, there's isn't much more you could ask for, honestly. Sure, the tire walls could have a bigger height, while the 22 inch black painted alloy rims could have probably looked reasonably similar in only a 20 inch guise, but putting low speed suspension comfort aside, the GLK V8 is far from being a weekend supercar. It's highly usable on a day to day basis - even in the winter thanks to the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system – and the comfort it provides isn't all that different from a regular sports SUV like the Cayenne Turbo, the BMW X5 M or the Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG.
The real difference in the comfort chapter between the aforementioned SUVs and the Brabus GLK V8 is of course the interior ambiance. No matter how many exclusive options you tick on an average, mass-produced car, it will never look nearly as good as something which was hand assembled by passionate workers who are masters in their field of expertise.
The plush but supportive leather seats are perfect for both cruising long distances at high speed and having fun on some deserted back roads, while the almost seamless-shifting seven-speed automatic transmission doesn't have a single moment when it could get in the way of serene, comfortable driving. The leather-packed steering wheels is a bit too large for our taste, but that is more of a Mercedes-Benz trademark, so we can't really complain.
The Thermotronic tri-zone automatic climate control system is one of the best examples of over-the-top engineering at Mercedes-Benz, and it improves interior comfort in ways you never thought possible. Beside having three separate zones passengers can control individually, it can even calculate the angle in which the sun rays hit the vehicle's windows. All in all, this is a very, very comfortable car, though suspension wise it's not exactly a flying carpet.Continue reading