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Mercedes Vision GLK BLUETEC Hybrid – 40mpg!

At the Geneva auto show Mercedes-Benz showed off their new Vision GLK BLUETEC Hybrid. Based on the upcoming GLK-Class this concept combines a 2.2 liter BLUETEC diesel with a mild hybrid system to result in a stunning 40 mpg. The 2.2 liter diesel by itself is a great package with an output of 224 hp & 413 lb-ft of torque.

I’m a huge fan of diesels and I would love to see this motor with or without the hybrid in the GLK and next years C-Class for the US market. Based on Mercedes past launches I would expect to see the GLK BLUETEC available a few months after the gasoline powered GLK350 comes out this summer. The hybrid GLK will probably launch in 2009 or 2010 along with hybrid versions of several other Mercedes models.

Get in touch with me today to get on the list for the new GLK.

The New GLK!


The Vision GLK was introduced at the 2008 North American International Auto Show this week. This is will be Mercedes new small SUV – a little smaller than the ML but with styling more similar to the GL – hence the name. We expect it to be for sale in the US in early 2009 as a 2010 model. Most of the interior and navigation appear to be very similar to those found in the 2008 C-class. The auto show versions were powered by a new to the US market 2.2 Liter BLUETEC clean diesel rated at 168hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Based on the performance of our current ML and GL diesel models I would estimate this setup will get about 30mpg highway.

The GLK showed up on mbusa today for the first time. Their have also been several recent pictures of the GLK from the filming of the new Sex in the City movie where it will be featured.

What do you think? If you would like to be added to my GLK update list just send me an e-mail. We usually get a sample car a few weeks before the real car arrives and the specs should start to filter out soon. I think it will be a great vehicle!
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