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InCar Hotspot Wireless Access Now Includes GLK-Class

Mercedes-Benz has now included in its list of InCar Hotspot-enabled vehicles its GLK-Class SUV. Previously, only the the GL-Class (X164), the M-Class (W164) C-Class (W/S204), the CL-Class (C216), the E-Class (W/S212) and S-Class (W/V221) cars had this unique accessory available. Seven Mercedes-Benz models can now be equipped with wireless net access for people who simply cannot be out of touch from the Internet for long. As with the kits for the other vehicle models, four devices, such as a laptop, smartphone, iPod touch and any other wireless-enabled device can be accommodated simultaneously. Signals from the network are received by the car’s antenna, which are channeled to a router specifically designed… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Benz GLK Diesel on the way

Diesel engine cars are becoming a preference to a good number of people because of its economy in fuel consumption as well as much quieter engine operation. Mercedes-Benz USA President Ernst Lieb was quoted as saying that the 2012 GLK will also be available with a 2.2-liter Bluetec diesel. It will cost a few thousand dollars more than its gasoline powered counterpart. The good thing is that the fuel economy of the diesel engine will be able to offset that premium amount on top of the gas powered version over in the long run. The use of the Bluetec diesel engine will not be limited to the GLK models, according… Continue Reading »

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Hard Rock Tampa giving away the 2011 GLK

Interested in winning a 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK? Then you might want to check this out. This news comes courtesy of one of our fellow BenzInsiders that emailed us a couple of days ago. His company’s giving away a free GLK every Tuesday next month at exactly 9:30pm. What company is he working for? Take note: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa. They’re even giving away $1,000 each and every hour, from 1pm to 9pm. So if you’re feeling lucky, and want to have some fun in a casino, then better make it Hard Rock Tampa. Who knows? You might walk away with a brand new GLK, or at the least,… Continue Reading »

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New GLK Boasts of an Entry Level 2.1 L Diesel Engine

Mercedes-Benz has launched a new engine for the GLK series of cars. The new diesel engine is a gem displacing 2.1-liters to produce a decent 136 hp. This latest 220 CDI BlueEfficiency configuration will serve the purpose of an entry level engine in the entire GLK lineup. Mercedes-Benz has released some impressive figures to go with the new GLK engine lineup. The 2.1 liter engine runs on diesel and manages a remarkable fuel consumption figure of 40.5 mpg (5.8l/100km) in the new GLK lineup. These figures are for a combined cycle when a manual transmission was fitted in the new GLK. The fuel consumption figures after installing an automatic transmission rose… Continue Reading »

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Maximum EuroNCAP safety rating for the E-Class, GLK and C-Class

No less than three Mercedes model series at once have achieved the highest rating of five stars in the more stringent EuroNCAP test – the E-Class, GLK and C-Class. During the course of its development to date, the new E-Class has successfully come through over 150 high-speed crash tests and more than 5000 realistic crash simulations. These not only included the various impact configurations prescribed for rating tests and worldwide operating approvals, but also the in-house, Mercedes crash tests derived from accident research findings. The EuroNCAP organization (European New Car Assessment Program) has made its test conditions more stringent this year. All the individual tests are separately rated and consolidated… Continue Reading »

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The GLK awarded Environmental Certificate by TÃœV

Spring 2009 sees the GLK receive not only a number of new items of equipment but also a special distinction. It’s the first Mercedes-Benz SUV model family to receive the sought-after Environmental Certificate in accordance with ISO standard 14062. In awarding the certificate, the independent specialists at the TàœV test organization have once again recognized the company’s commitment to environmental protection, as also laid down in the policy guidelines for the entire Daimler Group These require the premium manufacturer to go much further than merely considering the environmental effects which a vehicle has while it is actually in use. Instead, the entire lifecycle from development through the production process and… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz car sales fall 25% in March

Mercedes-Benz USA today reported March sales of 15,602 vehicles, a decline of 25%. The volume leaders for the month were the C, E, and GLK-Class with sales of 5,008, 1,978, and 2,598 respectively. On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 40,234 (56,341 last year) new vehicles, a decrease of 29% over the comparable period last year. smart USA recorded 1,746 sales in March 2009. This figure represents a 1% increase over March 2008, and a 42% increase for the first quarter 2009. There are currently 75 smart centers operating in 35 states. Given the current economic conditions, this decrease in sales is not a big surprise, especially when you take… Continue Reading »

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