2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec
A look at an upcoming American diesel future with Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen have been importing diesel vehicles into the United States for the past few years and off and on throughout these companies history. With fuel efficiency standards and emissions regulations getting closer to those wacky nuts of California’s standards we see that auto manufacturers around the world are looking to start bringing their cleaner burning diesels to America. For years Volkswagen has continued to sell the relatively inexpensive diesels as an alternative to hybrid vehicles. Talking with a Volkswagen salesman, he made it clear that the Volkswagen TDI’s were some of the fastest sellers and they had a hard time keeping them in stock. So obviously there are enough Americans interested in the benefits of diesels. With that being said we see Mercedes-Benz bringing more of their Bluetec diesels to the states. Vehicles such as the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec is an attempt by the company in order to introduce a smaller SUV/Crossover that offers luxury as well as efficiency.
2013 Mercedes GLK250 Bluetec Specs
The Mercedes-Benz GLK250 diesel is equipped with a 2.1 L turbo-diesel that produces 190 hp and 369 lb-ft or torque. The diesel engine is been connected to the company’s seven speed automatic transmission. Although the horsepower rating isn’t that high don’t let it fool you as this diesel throws down enough torque to get this 4,250 lb luxury vehicle moving.
2013 Mercedes GLK250 Bluetec MPG
Though the GLK250 is no light weight, with the help of the efficient diesel engine as well as the seven speed automatic transmission should bring highway mileage somewhere around 30 miles per gallon. The EPA ratings for the MB GLK250 Bluetec will more than likely show around 27 to 28 miles per gallon on the highway but in real-world terms you should be able receive better mileage than posted.
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec Price
Comparing the GLK diesel versus the petrol model, you will have a price difference of about $2,000 to $3,000 dollars therefore causing the price to be around $37,000 – $39,000 starting off. As for the engine you should get a pretty solid engine that could last you for years and years to come. Look for several other luxury crossovers to hit the market soon including the BMW X3 diesel and Audi Q3 diesel and anything else with a 3 and foreign.