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Topic: GLK-Class
Mercedes-Benz Comparison: 2015 GLK350 vs. 2016 GLC300

The all-new GLC300 is scheduled to arrive in December! One dropped by today and someone happened to park a GLK next to it! I thought it was the perfect opportunity to so a side-by-side comparison.

The new GLC is the direct replacement for the outgoing GLK. The new nomenclature tells you it is the SUV aligned with the C-Class sedan. It is larger, plusher and less boxy than the GLK.

new GLK pics

Mercedes GLC atlanta

GLC new body

GLC rear end

GLC tail lights

The Mercedes-Benz GLC300 at Atlanta Classic Cars!

The all-new GLC stopped by for training yesterday! It is scheduled for release in December and I can’t wait! It looks great!

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coming this Fall!


I know the new nomenclature is making it hard to keep track of what is what in the world of Mercedes-Benz. The addition of coupe variants to the small and mid-size SUVs is not making it easier! So, when I saw this article about the new GLC that says there are just 11 things to know, I was thrilled!

AutoGuide’s 11 Things You Need to Know About the 2016 Mercedes GLC

You can also visit MBUSA Future Vehicles section for more about the Regular and Coupe version.

2015 Mercedes-Benz SUV Updates!

2015 ML, GL, G and GLA

Here is some 2015 Mercedes-Benz SUV info I just picked up:


  • Dealer Ordering Info expected in April
  • Managed by the same team as the CLA-Class so expect similarities


  • Model Year 2015 is the last year for the current body style
  • 10% of all GLK-Class sales in the US are the diesel variant


  • ML250 bluetec replaces the ML350 bluetec in August
  • ML400 replaces the ML550 in August – Last Chance for the big V8!
  • ML400 is a bi-turbo V6 with great power and great fuel economy. Long list of standard features.
  • 15% of all M-Class sales in the US are the diesel variant


  • GL450 gets the bi-turbo V6 to replace the current V8
  • 21% of all GL-Class sales in the US are the diesel variant


  • Jade Green added
  • G63 outsold the G550 55% to 45% in 2013
2014 Mercedes-Benz Model Pricing is Released – CLA-Class, C-Class, CL-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class, G-Class, GL-Class, GLK-Class, M-Class, SL-Class, SLK-Class and SLS AMG

Mercedes-Benz 2014 models

Pricing for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz models is out…for everything except the S-Class. Here you go!


  • CLA250 – $29,900 - September/October release date
  • CLA250 4Matic – $31,900 – March 2014
  • CLA45 AMG – $47,450 – November


  • C250 Sport Sedan - $35,800 – August
  • C250 Luxury Sedan – $36,250 – August
  • C250 Coupe – $38,200 – July
  • C300 4Matic Sport – $39,400 – August
  • C300 4Matic Luxury – $39,850 – August
  • C350 Sedan – $42,100 – August
  • C350 Coupe – $43,850 – July
  • C350 4matic Coupe – $45,850 – July
  • C63 AMG Sedan – $60,250 – August
  • C63 AMG Edition 507 Sedan – $70,000 - August
  • C63 AMG Coupe – $62,750 – July
  • C63 AMG Edition 507 Coupe – $72,500 – July


  • All release dates are August/September
  • CL550 4Matic – $116,600
  • CL600 – $162,000
  • CL63 AMG – $154,600
  • CL65 AMG – $215,500


  • CLS550 – $72,100 – Out Now!
  • CLS550 4Matic – $74,600 – Out Now!
  • CLS63 AMG – $99,500 – August
  • CLS63 AMG S-Model – $106,500 – August


  • E250 Bluetec – $51,400 – September
  • E250 Bluetec 4Matic – $53,900 – September
  • E400 Hybrid – $56,700 – Out Now!
  • E350 Sedan  – $51,900 – Out Now!
  • E350 4Matic Sedan – $54,400 – Out Now!
  • E350 Coupe – $52,200 – Out Now!
  • E350 Coupe 4matic – $54,700 – Out Now!
  • E350 Cabriolet – $60,200 – Out Now!
  • E350 4Matic wagon – $$58,600 – Out Now!
  • E550 4Matic Sedan – $61,400 – Out Now!
  • E550 Coupe – $59,000 – Out Now!
  • E550 Cabriolet – $67,300 – Out Now!
  • E63 AMG 4Matic Sedan – $92,770 - August
  • E63 AMG 4Matic S-Model Sedan – $99,770 – August
  • E63 AMG 4Matic S-Model Wagon – $102,370 – August


  • G550 4Matic – $114,200 – October
  • G63 AMG 4Matic – $135,700 – October


  • All release dates are July
  • GL350 Bluetec - $63,000
  • GL450  - $64,550
  • GL550 – $89,000
  • GL63 AMG – $118,560


  • GLK250 Bluetec 4Matic – $38,980 – August
  • GLK350 – $37,480 – July
  • GLK350 4Matic – $39,480 – July


  • All release dates are July
  • ML350 Bluetec 4Matic – $51,790
  • ML350 2WD – $47,790
  • ML350 4Matic – $50,290
  • ML550 4Matic – $59,450
  • ML63 AMG 4Matic – $97,250


  • All release dates are August/September
  • SL550 – $106,700
  • SL63 AMG – $147,300
  • SL65 AMG – $214,500


  • All release dates are July
  • SLK250 – $43,525
  • SLK350 – $56,225
  • SLK55 AMG – $68,925


  • SLS AMG Coupe GT – $201,500 – July
  • SLS AMG Roadster GT – $208,000 – July
  • SLS AMG Black Series – $275,000 – August


2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec Reviews

2013 GLK250 bluetec

Everyone is reviewing the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec right now! It is a great combination of efficiency, power and good looks. Here is a roundup:

My First GLK250 Bluetec Owner

“I did not expect to be this impressed! I knew I would like it…but this is even better than I hoped for!”


“After two hours on some of southern Michigan’s twisting rural roads the car topped 35 miles per gallon.”


“The engine is so refined and insulated from the cabin that it’s hard to detect  any “dieselness.” Brakes are responsive, the steering steady and sure, the body  control good. Nothing seems to upset the serenity of the driving experience,  much like the unwavering steadiness of its big brother GL.”


“Moving the GLK250 Bluetec at a fairly snappy pace is a new 2.1-liter, four-cylinder twin-turbodiesel mated to Mercedes’ seven-speed automatic transmission. The package delivers 200 horsepower and an impressive 369 pound-feet of torque and Mercedes estimates 0-60 acceleration at 7.9 seconds.”


“The sophistication of the GLK’s ride and handling are impressive. The GLK handled southeast Michigan’s moonscape roads with amazing smoothness, damping out the majority of the cratered surfaces even at higher speeds.”

Crave Online

“The advantages of diesel engines are numerous, and most American drivers have no clue about the upsides. Such power-plants are more efficient than standard engines, improving mileage and overall energy output. They’re more reliable because they don’t need a high powered electrical ignition system. They run cooler, cleaner and longer – all while being easier to supercharge.”


“The GLK250 BlueTEC 4Matic starts at $38,590, which falls in the middle of the $37,090 GLK350 and $39,090 GLK350 4Matic. Our fully optioned tester rang in at $50,485, and before you guffaw, know that an Audi Q5 Hybrid starts at $50,900 – that’s without a single option box ticked.”


“Please come drive the GLK250 yourself if you have doubts. It is amazing! I love it!”

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec Base Price!

mercedes GLK250 diesel price

The 2013 GLK250 Bluetec has been listed in our order banks with a base price of $99,999 for months now. Those 9′s are really just a place holder until there is actual pricing to fill in. Today the GLK250s have real prices!

Base MSRP $38,590 plus $905 Destination and Delivery

There is no official release date yet but we are hoping to see them at the dealerships by early May.

I Just Drove a 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec!

Mercedes GLK diesel

I just drove the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec! It was great! I felt like it had plenty of power and pick-up. I can’t wait for it to arrive at the dealership (hopefully within the next couple of weeks).

The trainer who has been driving for the last 3000 miles says his best mileage has been 37mpg on the highway and below is the current trip odometer.

mercedes 4 cylinder diesel

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec – Future Models!

GLK250 bluetec diesel

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec will be out first 4-cylinder diesel when it is released this spring! Details have just been published in the Future Models section at

Key Highlights

  • All-new, 2.1-liter twin-turbocharged 4-cylinder BlueTEC clean diesel engine
  • 369 lb-ft of torque and 200 horsepower
  • Exceptional fuel economy: up to 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway
  • 4MATIC all-wheel-drive technology
  • Enhanced 7-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles
  • Advanced AGILITY CONTROL suspension
  • ATTENTION ASSIST driver-drowsiness monitor
  • Available Driver Assistance Package featuring DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control with PRE-SAFE® Brake, Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps and new LED Tail lamps standard
  • Available Appearance Package and AMG Styling Package

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec Order Banks Now Open!

Mercedes-Benz USA has just opened the order banks for the 2013 GLK250 Bluetec 4Matic! This will be the 2.2 litre Turbocharged inline 4 cylinder engine making 190 horsepower and  369 pound feet of torque! Based on the information I have at this time the options and packages are similar to the 2013 GLK350s. No pricing yet. The expected release date is in February. Order now and be the first on your block with a Mercedes-Benz 4 cylinder diesel!

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