Thanks to strong September sales figures that jumped 7 percent compared to the same month last year, Mercedes-Benz was able to pad its lead over German rival BMW. So far, Mercedes-Benz leads by 5,221 vehicles in its bid to claim the title of number 1 luxury car brand in the United States. According to a statement by the automaker, the strong sales can be attributed to the updates on the GLK compact SUV and the C-Class compact sedan. This helped the company reach 23,156 total units delivered in the US last month, compared to the 21,761 units BMW sold over the same period. In addition, Lexus—the luxury car marque of… Continue Reading »
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Some may call it tacky and others may like but one thing’s for sure, this GLK is different. As if the fresh, crisp lines of the Mercedes GLK were not enough, this design house out of Russia decided to treat a GLK to a blue chrome finish. Vinyl wraps have become an established way to give your car a different look in a matter of hours, and this treatment has been done from pedestrian commuters to exotics. For this finish, a dual-layer operation was necessary. First, a chrome wrap was applied to the GLK, after which a translucent blue skin was layered on for the final effect. The result is… Continue Reading »
The GLK was one of the most anticipated Mercedes-Benz models since it was launched at the New York International Auto Show last April. Because of its great interior and new equipment options, car enthusiasts became excited over the compact SUV. The design of the car was updated, assistance systems levels were raised and engines were made to be more agile. The exterior was redesigned which made it more sharp-looking and dynamic. All these, will be seen in the new GLK that rolled off the Bremen plant last June 1. Head of Mercedes plant in Bremen, Andreas Keller said, “Our compact SUV is a hit with customers: Since its launch in… Continue Reading »
Mercedes-Benz is developing a new crossover based on the A-Class platform, and word around cyberspace is that this new model will be named the GLA. Sources have pegged the GLA to be of the same size as the B-Class and should feature Mercedes-Benz’s MFA front-wheel drive platform. There are barely any details out right now, but many experts and sources are envisioning a range of four-cylinder petrols and turbodiesels that are of the same range found in today’s A-Class and B-Class models. This new compact crossover unit should provide Mercedes with an answer to such competitor models as the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1, and even the Range Rover… Continue Reading »
Would you mind switching to diesel? Apparently, luxury car companies don’t mind at all, especially with the big names such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. BMW’s new 3-Series models are now running on diesel, while Mercedes-Benz’s C250 cars now running with an 1800cc turbocharged 4-cylinder under their hoods. Another model which will soon be sporting a diesel powerplant is the 2013 GLK. Potential owners will have the option to drive with a 2.1-liter turbodiesel engine for the GLK. Future C-Class, E-Class and SLK models may also be given the diesel option, according to Mercedes-Benz SL roadster project manager Gunter Fischer. Perhaps one of the biggest underlying reasons that the brand is… Continue Reading »
The previous Mercedes GLK was not a good-looking car, we have to admit it. But after the update or facelift, the GLK is now a beauty — jaw dropping in fact. LED lights, new headlights and alloy wheels, every detail made the car more mascular. We have released the photos of the Mercedes GLK, now here’s a video, one month before the 2012 New York Auto Show where it will be officially launched.
Acknowledging that diesels are making inroads in terms of acceptability in one of the world’s largest markets, Mercedes-Benz of North America is planning to introduce a diesel GLK, concurrent with its plans to also introduce a diesel-powered C-Class. Today’s crop of diesel engines are far removed from their predecessors, which deserved their reputation as oil burners with their unmistakable clatter. Nowadays, diesel engines rival gasoline engines in terms of smoothness and power generation, while significantly offering higher levels of fuel efficiency with much lower harmful emissions. For the 2013 model year, Mercedes’ GLK diesel model will sport a 2200 cc common rail engine with an output of 170 hp and… Continue Reading »