Mercedes-Benz GLK Class News

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC (GLK-Class) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Mercedes-Benz is set to launch a second-generation GLK-Class next year, and it may feature a high-performance AMG variant. The key is the AMG division’s new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, the M178, which debuts later this year in the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car and will eventually become the sole V-8 offered by the AMG hot house. According to Car and Driver, the M178’s smaller 4.0-liter displacement compared to the existing 5.5- and 6.2-liter engines offered by AMG makes the new unit more favorable in countries where tax regulations are based on engine size. This will allow the...

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    Mercedes-Benz Could Bring More Four-Cylinder Diesels To The U.S.

    In the interest of fuel efficiency, luxury manufacturers are replacing six-cylinder engines with forced-induction fours. BMW has already made the switch on its new 3-Series cars, and the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 models sport a turbocharged 1.8-liter four. If luxury buyers are willing to downsize...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class, 2012 New York Auto Show
    2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class Live Photos: 2012 New York Auto Show

    A bit more glamorous, a bit more mature, and a bit less performance-oriented than most of the smaller luxury crossover market, the Mercedes-Benz GLK stakes out its own territory and defends it well, selling just under 25,000 copies last year. For 2013, the GLK gets a handful of updates plus a new...

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    Project Nina Teased, 2013 Mercedes GLK, Scion FR-S Priced: Car News Headlines

    Scion finally priced the highly anticipated FR-S sports coupe from $24,930 including destination and fitted with a six-speed manual transmission. Those who want the rev-matching six-speed automatic with paddle shifters will need to pony up $26,030. Powered by a 2.0-liter Boxer four-cylinder, the...

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    2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class Preview: 2012 New York Auto Show

    Mercedes-Benz is introducing a facelifted version of its GLK Class compact crossover this summer and has revealed the vehicle today ahead of its world debut next month at the 2012 New York Auto Show. The latest GLK Class, which arrives as a 2013 model, adopts fresh new styling, more standard...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class facelift spy shots
    2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class Spy Shots

    Most of the changes planned for the facelifted 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will take place under the skin.

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class facelift spy shots

    UPDATE: The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class has been revealed. Click here for all the details. Mercedes-Benz is working on an updated version of its GLK Class crossover, which is due for launch this fall as a 2013 model. Not only will the vehicle come with a host of styling and performance upgrades but it’ll also get a new diesel option in the U.S. The information was confirmed to Automotive News (subscription required) by Mercedes’ U.S. chief Steve Cannon at the recent 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The 2013 GLK Class will be the sixth Mercedes model to offer a diesel option in the U.S...

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    Mercedes-Benz GLK Bluetec Diesel Coming In 2012

    UPDATE: The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class has been revealed. Click here for all the details. Hybrids and electric vehicles seem to be the flavor of the month but just a year or so back it was diesels that were leading the charge in boosting fuel economy across the auto industry. Lately, we’ve...

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    Reese Witherspoon Ups The Class In Her Mercedes-Benz GLK

    There isn't much to say about Reese Witherspoon's choice in cars. Think about it: Nashville native Reese Witherspoon? Wearing a plaid blouse and a mid-length skirt and ballet flats and Prada shades? Toodling around Brentwood in a Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 in the photo linked below, with a blonde friend...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz C-Class, GLK Won't See U.S. Production

    The news confirms a report from mid-2008.

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    First Drive: 2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo

    On the far corners of GM's Milford proving grounds, you see lots of streaks broken. Rubber streaks, left behind by test Corvettes and Camaros running off in ways you don't want to imagine. And as he shuttles a new 2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo in the wake of greatness, our GM test driver explains his...

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    Last Mercedes Benz CLK Cabrio rolls off the line

    While production of the CLK Coupe ceased back in January, the CLK Cabrio has been rolling off the Karmann factory floor in Osnabrück, Germany, right up until today. Karmann is an independent vehicle manufacturer specializing in convertible models and has built a number of cars for major automakers...

  • Lorinser GLK

    Some people change clothes twice a day to stay fresh and sharp-looking. Those that can afford it change cars almost as often. It's that sort of world that Lorinser's GLK is designed to step into - one where appearance takes precedence over performance. And the 2010 Mercedes Benz GLK is one of the best vehicles for the task, tied closely since its launch with the world of fashion and beauty. The vehicle is a quintessential soft-roader, built to offer an urban look and feel rather than SUV-style capability. So Lorinser has taken it to the next level. They call it a 'Sportservice outfit', and...

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    Trio of modified SUVs highlight Brabus’ stand at the Geneva Motor Show

    It's not often that a full-sized SUV with the same power output of a Ferrari Enzo and a capability to hit almost 200mph comes along, unless of course you find yourself at the Brabus stand at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The Mercedes Benz specialist tuner has chosen the Geneva event to unveil three...

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    2010 Mercedes Benz GLK priced from $33,900 in U.S.

    After a string of concept versions and the first reveal of its new GLK in full production trim at this year’s Beijing Motor Show, Mercedes Benz has finally revealed pricing and released dates for the new compact SUV in the United States. The GLK will go on sale in January next year, with...

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    Inden Design DTM replica bodykit for the Mercedes CLK

    Specialist Mercedes Benz tuners Inden Design has just released a new tuning package for the CLK cabrio that is inspired by the limited-edition CLK DTM AMG model that Mercedes released a couple of years ago. The Inden Design package is essentially a replica of the CLK DTM package, and like the...

  • Mercedes delivers the first GLK in Germany
    Mercedes delivers the first GLK in Germany

    This is not the best year, or even the best quarter, to debut a new vehicle. Sales are slow and slowing further, the global economy is weak, and financing is hard to come by. That makes the vehicles that do make their sales debuts now all the more essential to their companies' success - cars like...

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    Brabus modifies the Mercedes-Benz GLK

    Unlike some of the recently announced and soon-to-be-shown SEMA design concepts for the Mercedes-Benz GLK - one of which was even done by Brabus - the Brabus version of the GLK that will see public sale is considerably more restrained. With no gratuitous side-scoops, a minimal front-end redesign...

  • Mercedes-Benz GLK revealed ahead of Beijing debut

    Updated: New images The new Mercedes-Benz GLK is set to make its debut at this weekend’s Beijing Motor Show but the first images and details of the car have already been leaked. The compact SUV was first previewed at the Detroit Auto Show back in January in concept form and as expected the final production car remains almost identical to the original show car. Designed to go up against the BMW X3 and upcoming Audi Q5, the new GLK shows a dramatic improvement in quality over Mercedes’ previous SUV models despite being an entry-level offroader. Pictured here is the U.S.-spec GLK350, which...

  • Update: Mercedes GLK could get RHD variant
    Update: Mercedes GLK could get RHD variant

    Update: Early on in its development, the Mercedes GLK crossover was believed to be pegged as a left-hand drive only model thanks to its basis on the LHD-only 4-Matic platform, which it also shares with the C-Class. However, a senior engineer speaking recently with CAR disabused the world of that...

  • No plans for AMG prepped Mercedes-Benz GLK
    No plans for AMG prepped Mercedes-Benz GLK

    Mercedes and its official in-house tuner AMG has been widely criticized for sticking its potent V8 engines into almost anything wearing the Three Pointed Star. Case in point was the disastrous R63, a people mover packing a 6.3L V8 and hyped as a performance car. Fortunately, product planners...

  • First look: Mercedes-Benz GLK Townside Concept
    First look: Mercedes-Benz GLK Townside Concept

    Mercedes already teased us with its GLK Freeside Concept just over a week ago and now we lay wake to a second design study based on the upcoming GLK compact SUV, the all-new GLK Townside Concept. Where the previous Freeside was pegged as a rugged off-roader, the Townside is aimed squarely at those...

  • Official pics: Mercedes GLK revealed ahead of Detroit
    Official pics: Mercedes GLK revealed ahead of Detroit

    Although we’ve already seen what is almost certainly a production-trim Mercedes GLK in both pictures and video, we can now bring you official, high-res shots of Mercedes’ GLK Freesider ‘concept’ in advance of its reveal at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in less than two...

  • New details on Mercedes’ upcoming GLK SUV
    New Details On Mercedes’ Upcoming GLK SUV

    Mercedes Benz is developing a small SUV positioned below the popular M-class and aimed directly at North American markets. The new SUV is likely to carry the GLK name when it’s launched in Europe around 2008 with US sales delayed until 2009. Mercedes has lost valuable ground to its rival BMW...

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