Click above for more shots of the RENNTech Pikes Peak hybrid GLK

This year's festivities in Las Vegas mark the first year that Mercedes-Benz has participated at the SEMA Show, and it has done so in grand style with four separate GLK concepts. The one we're most interested in is the RENNTech Pikes Peak concept, which uses a novel new mild hybrid system that has been designed by the longtime tuning company. According to RENNTech, all the hardware is in place for the electric motor to provide 26kW of power (about 40 lb-ft of torque) to the GLK's 3.5-liter engine. The system is still in development and the GLK is scheduled to get a new set of nimh batteries that will allow for regenerative braking and an acceleration boost function. The software is tunable via an SD card interface.

RENNTech will actually race this new hybrid up Pikes Peak in the exhibition class once its lead-acid Optima batteries are replaced and put its wide body kit and various splitters and spoilers to good use. The RENNTech Pikes Place hybrid GLK is one of four GLK concepts that MB is showing off in Sin City. Of course, it's our favorite. If you want to vote for the hybrid as your favorite too, click here. We've pasted a full spec sheet after the break.

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SPEC SHEET:

RENNTECH GLK350 SPEC.R HYBRID

YEAR // MAKE // MODEL
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2010 MERCEDES-BENZ GLK 350
EXTERIOR MODS
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RENNTECH BODY KIT INCLUDES
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FENDER FLARES
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SIDE SKIRTS
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FRONT SPLITTER w/ SIDEPLATES
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REAR DIFFUSER
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MULTI-ELEMENT REAR WING
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FUNCTIONAL SIDE INTAKES (BRAKES // BATTERY COOLING)
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3M WRAP IN MATTE RED/BLACK
POWERTRAIN MODS
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RENNTECH ECU SOFTWARE UPGRADE
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RENNTECH LONG-TUBE EXHAUST HEADERS w/ 4" RESONATORS
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MERCEDES-BENZ SLK350 SPORT ENGINE UPGRADES
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INTAKE MANIFOLD
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CYLINDER HEADS
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CAMS
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72V ELECTRIC-ASSIST MILD HYBRID DRIVE
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APPROX. 40 LB-FT @ 0 RPM (TO 45 MPH)
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x6 OPTIMA DEEP CYCLE 12v BATTERIES (Ni-Hi IN DEVELOPMENT)
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PLUG-IN CHARGING (REGENERATIVE CHARGING IN DEVELOPMENT)
CHASSIS // SUSPENSION MODS
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RENNTECH-SPEC. ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION SYSTEM - BY KW
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RENNTECH 16.2" FRONT BRAKE ROTORS w/ 8 PISTON CALIPERS
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RENNTECH 14" REAR BRAKE ROTORS w/ 4 PISTON CALIPERS
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RENNTECH CARBON FIBER ADJUSTABLE STRUT TOWER BRACE
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RENNTECH STRUCTURAL CAGE w/ INTEGRATED REAR STRUT BRACE
INTERIOR MODS
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CARBON FIBER DOOR PANELS (CLUB-SPORT STYLE)
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CARBON FIBER DASH // CENTER CONSOLE
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FUNCTIONAL SWITCH CLUSTER
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INTEGRATED NET-GAIN TIMS HYBRID PROGRAMMING CENTER
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AMG STEERING WHEEL RIM w/ ALUMINUM SHIFT PADDLES
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INTEGRATED AiM MYCHRON4 DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM
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CUSTOM "AIRBAG" CENTER SECTION
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x4 SEIBON CARBON/KEVLAR SEATS FRONT AND REAR
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SCHROTH RACING CAM-LOCK HARNESSES
WHEELS // TIRES
FRONT
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WHEELS
20" RENNTECH 3 PC 5 SPOKE PERFORMANCE WHEELS
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TIRES
NITTO NT05 275/40 20
REAR
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WHEELS
20" RENNTECH 3 PC 5 SPOKE PERFORMANCE WHEELS
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TIRES
NITTO NT05 315/35 20