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Old January 22nd, 2012, 16:11   #1
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Default 2013 Mercedes Benz GLK 2.1L Diesel for North America

Base List price is posted at $43.5K, $1.4K less than the Gasser

http://www.mercedes-benz.ca/content/...torisation_tag

Finally a smaller 2.1L Litre Diesel in an SUV in North America

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Diesel Confirmed For Fall


16/01/2012 | By: Luke Vandezande 2 Comments


Mercedes-Benz is moving even more into the U.S. consumer diesel market by offering a diesel GLK later this year.
The CUV will sell under the 2013 model year, probably with a 2.1-liter diesel engine making 204 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The engine, which is already approved under U.S. emissions standards, is almost a third smaller than what the company offers in the rest of its diesel lineup: the E, S, M, R and GL Class models. The news about Mercedes’ latest diesel decision was confirmed to Automotive News at the recent Detroit Auto Show. The new GLK will come with a host of new features and smoother lines than the previous model (pictured above).
Diesel engines are proving to be a popular choice for German auto manufacturers. Volkswagen has long been known for offering a diesel variant on many of their cars. Porsche, which they own, will also be sending a diesel Cayenne stateside. BMW also already sells a diesel 3-Series and X5.
Thanks to higher compression ratios, cars burning diesel can offer significantly better mileage, and have especially noticeable torque. That means they pull hard from a stop sign or traffic light. The downside is that they have a relatively low top speed and comparatively weak horsepower, though neither of those things are particularly relevant to most daily drivers. The only other problem is that diesel is more expensive than gasoline, lightly offsetting the cost-to-benefit ratio.
Nonetheless, Mercedes is proving that they have faith in the technology and so far that faith seems well founded. They are expecting sales figures for the GLK to reach the “high 30′s” compared to last year’s 24,310 units, according to Mercedes’ U.S. chief Steve Cannon.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 17:29   #2
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That's cool. I had an 87 Jeep Cherokee with a 2.1 turbo diesel Renault engine. It got 27 city and 32 highway mpg.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 22:25   #3
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That's cool. I had an 87 Jeep Cherokee with a 2.1 turbo diesel Renault engine. It got 27 city and 32 highway mpg.


Bet they will be in the mid to high forties? Time will tell . .



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Old January 30th, 2012, 00:37   #4
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I my experience, the 204hp version of the OM651 serves up 6-cylinder-like torque with 6-cylinder-like fuel economy. (6.9L/100km over a few weeks of quick Autobahn driving in an E-Calss wagon)
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Does this mean that VW will finally put a TDI in a Tiguan in the US?

I friggin' hope so.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 10:39   #6
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Does this mean that VW will finally put a TDI in a Tiguan in the US?

I friggin' hope so.
Too late for me, but I needed a little better towing than a Tiguan had. The liberty was a good fit (tows 5,000lbs) a little better MPG would be nice :-)
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I wonder how much it will cost in Canada, I had to go to the US to get my ML320 CDI as prices in Canada were much higher.

Dweisel, I bought my ML in St Clairsville Ohio and drove it back to Canada thru Wheeling, WV
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I don't know what models of GLK are available in Canada, but here is the complete German market range to see where the 4-cylinder diesels are priced compared to the sixes.
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Dweisel, I bought my ML in St Clairsville Ohio and drove it back to Canada thru Wheeling, WV
Yep,same dealership we purchased our 87 Jeep diesel at. Thomas Jeep. Great people. How come you had to come so far south?
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Yep,same dealership we purchased our 87 Jeep diesel at. Thomas Jeep. Great people. How come you had to come so far south?
It was a great price and had lots of options not even listed by Thomas Garage e.g. Nav, Illuminated door sills, sports package, ipod cable, parktronic. These trucks are much more expensive in Canada.

They were really friendly and accomodating dealership willing to help with all the paperwork for export.

Did you see the truck on the lot when they had it? Previous owner lived in Martins Ferry and traded it for a Jeep Cherokee.

Had a great T bone steak dinner at the local steakhouse on Main St too.
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It was a great price and had lots of options not even listed by Thomas Garage e.g. Nav, Illuminated door sills, sports package, ipod cable, parktronic. These trucks are much more expensive in Canada.

They were really friendly and accomodating dealership willing to help with all the paperwork for export.

Did you see the truck on the lot when they had it? Previous owner lived in Martins Ferry and traded it for a Jeep Cherokee.

Had a great T bone steak dinner at the local steakhouse on Main St too.
Glad you found Thomas to be a good dealer to do business with and the dinner to your liking. No I did not see the ML when it was at the dealership.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 21:48   #12
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Anybody know when these will be on sale in US, I'm guessing september or october this year? looking for more info.
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Anybody know when these will be on sale in US, I'm guessing september or october this year? looking for more info.
Just swung past the local dealer to ask, and they said "some time this fall" but wouldn't give a month.

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Yikes.. 50k!

Hate to say it, but I don't think a nicely equipped Tiggy TDI would come in a whole lot less than that. I'd still rather spend money on the VW, but it's nice that there will be a option now.
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