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Renntech and Mercedes Refresh Pikes Peak GLK350

Premier Mercedes-Benz tuner has once again put its radical GLK350 Pikes Peak Rally Car on the road. Initially redisplayed at the Pittsburgh International Auto show two weeks ago, the radical GLK will next stop at Milwaukee, then on to Cincinnati, Cleveland, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Denver. Final stop will be at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Vehicle Museum in Irvine, California. In its initial appearance in 2008, this GLK had a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 72-volt electric motor providing an additional 26kW to the SUV’s 3.5L V6 engine. There is no indication of a drivetrain upgrade but Renntech and 3M’s Commercial Graphics Division cooperated in refurbishing the GLK with 3M’s 1080… Continue Reading »

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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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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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Mercedes-Benz Cars reports 20.6% decline in February sales

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 »

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Mercedes-Benz Canada launches new GLK microsite

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 »

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