Whoever thought that the economic fortunes of the U.S. and Canada were linked would be puzzled by the fortunes of Mercedes-Benz north and south of the 49th parallel. While January sales plummeted by an horrific 42.9% compared to January 2008 in the U.S., sales for the same period in Canada grew by 10.3%. The importance of all this may be insignificant for the Mercedes-Benz hierarchy in Germany, given that the U.S. market is nearly 10 times larger than Canada, but maybe the Canadian success story might help to lift the gloom a little. The 2010 GLK got off to a very good start, and the E-Class continued to sell well…. Continue Reading »
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The all new GLK has landed in Canada and are being delivered to its customers as we speak. At this point only the GLK 350 4Matic is available. Starting price for the GLK 350 is $41, 800 CAD, which translate to roughly 35-36K USD. This is the starting price for the top-of-the-line GLK. Since it follows the engine displacements as the C class, there could potentially be a GLK 300 4Matic with a GLK 300 (2 wheel drive) along with the anticipated GLK 220 CDI (BlueTech) 4Matic. First glance at the GLK results quite positively. The exterior proportions are great, interior furnishing and detailing is one of the best in… Continue Reading »
We’ve just learned that on Thursday, December 18, American Express’ My WishList program will give away three 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 SUVs. This new model is currently available exclusively through the My WishList program, and its retail price has not been disclosed, but we wouldn’t be who we are if we didn’t know that it will start at around $35,000. If you already didn’t know, the Mercedes-Benz GLK is a compact luxury SUV that basically fits any lifestyle. On the outside, the GLK’s efficient design lets you take even the tightest shortcuts â€” while on the inside, 54.7 cubic feet of cargo space allows you to haul everything you’ll need for… Continue Reading »
The US debute of the Mercedes GLK is still months away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some of its destinctive features. Mercedes-Benz.tv is starting to look like a online version of Top Gear Fith Gear, where they actually have some interesting shows. In this episode of Drive Magazine, the GLK is pitted against a Parkour athlete. Let’s us watch and see how this ends up.
Soon it will be time to head for the ski slopes again, and drivers of Mercedes models with the permanent all-wheel-drive system 4MATIC can rest assured as they set off en route to their chosen winter paradise. Mercedes-Benz is demonstrating the high traction reserves coupled with directional stability and safety in the new GLK at its 4MATIC workshop. In extreme winter conditions at a height of 2500 metres on the Austrian Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road this compact SUV is demonstrating that its driving dynamics really are in a class of their own. – 4MATIC control strategies for wintry road conditions – Technology in detail: The permanent all-wheel-drive system 4MATIC -… Continue Reading »
After an intense, 45-day build and grueling 30 days of campaigning for votes from friends (like BenzInsider), family, and total strangers, Mercedes-Benz announced that RENNTECH has won the MBUSA GLK tuner build-off! The competition wasn’t easy, with BLVD Customs’ strong GLK “Urban Whip” roadster and Brabus’ slick “Widestar” each swapping positions with RENNTECH for the lead throughout. At the end of the day, however, Mercedes acknowledged that RENNTECH’s sweeping program of upgrades – which included extensive engine mods, software development, aerodynamic bodywork, suspension and brake upgrades, as well as converting the GLK to hybrid drive – pushed RENNTECH’s GLK 350 Spec.R Pike’s Peak rally racer “over the edge”.
In case you missed all the stories about the this years SEMA (automobile aftermarket show), which we doubt you did as we’ve covered it numerous times. Nevertheless, here is a cool slideshow on how the RENNtech Pikes Peak was constructed, a little behind the scene if you like. The RENNtech Pikes Peak was inspired by the winged, unlimited-class rally cars of the famed Pikes Peak Hill Climb, RENNtech set about creating a GLK that could master the pack and leave the rest chewing gravel. But, this wild GLK has a few surprises beneath its menacing exterior. Hybrid powertrains are generally associated with fuel efficiency and lower emissions. However, RENNtech has… Continue Reading »