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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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 »
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 »
Daimler AG today reported sales for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division (Mercedes-Benz and smart combined) of 15,614 vehicles in the U.S. for February 2009. Mercedes-Benz USA reported February sales of 14,199 vehicles. While sales for the month were down by 23.5%, the company’s February volume put it ahead of its mainstream competitors for the month. A key contributor to February performance was the all-new 2010 GLK350, MBUSA’s versatile, compact SUV, which made a strong showing during its first full month on the market with sales of 1,918. The GLK’s February sales made it one of the company’s top-selling models behind the C-Class (3,990) and E-Class (2,104). On a year-to-date basis, MBUSA… Continue Reading »
After a successful lunch in the US, our friends to the north are prepping for a similar success story. Mercedes-Benz Canada launched their latest online initiative in support of the Canadian introduction of the all new GLK. Like most microsites these days, it tries to take inspiration from the vehicle, in this care innovative design of the bold new GLK. The microsite blends cutting-edge style with an independent spirit, prompting visitors to answer: “Where Do You See Yourself?” By interacting with a unique personality profiler. Visitors are able to create an image of their own GLK experience, which then remains as the site’s backdrop for the duration of the visit;… 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.