While Mercedes' C-Class-based GLK compact CUV isn't scheduled to join the party started by the BMW X3
until early 2009, the Vision GLK FREESIDE concept vehicle gives us an accurate sneak-peak. Outside, the vehicle's angular, upright design is heavily influenced by the automaker's full-size G-Class SUV
. Inside, the concept features white leather seating contrasted with anthracite-colored woods and black seat piping. The Vision GLK FREESIDE is powered by a 2.2-liter BLUETEC clean turbodiesel -- one that meets tough U.S. emission standards -- connected to a seven-speed paddle-shift transmission and all-wheel drive.