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2013 MERCEDES GLK: gets its first major

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LA CLUSAZ, — The first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLK did not its debut at an international auto as is the norm, but rather on a movie set as the car driven by the actress Kim Cattrall the filming of the original … and the motion picture.

The prototype of the GLK had been flown in great to Los Angeles and was kept under right up until the moment the with Cattrall had to be shot on Drive. Once shooting the prototype was hidden from eyes. However, some managed to snap a few pictures, were immediately uploaded to the The GLK got more than its 15 minutes of as it quickly became a sales for the German automaker upon its release.


Fast-forward to 2012 and, any good fashionista, Mercedes-Benz’s has just undergone a makeover, the major update for the model. it retains the boxy shape of the GLK, the edges have softened somewhat with the end being that the 2013 now shares the same overall with the largest SUV in Mercedes-Benz’s the GL.

With an all-new and more front end with enlarged air a restyled two-bar grille chrome inserts as well as new and the now de rigueur LED daytime running the baby sport-ute can now keep up the current trends.

As beauty is than skin deep, changes have also made to the engine lineup the noteworthy addition of a diesel-powered 2.1-litre in-line four plant for the GLK 250. With 190 and a more significant 369 pound-feet of (96 more than the gasoline-powered on tap, this new diesel provides more than power for the GLK.

During our test drive, took us from the outskirts of to La Clusaz here in France, the GLK 250 returned a 7-4-litres-per-100-kilometres average economy even though we travelled at 140 km an hour on the motorway and mostly uphill through the Alps.

In Canada, diesel-powered SUVs currently make up 75 and 80 per cent of SUV sales and a similar is expected of the GLK 250 BlueTec model. Canada also expects to upcoming diesel-powered versions of its competitors from BMW and Audi to the market.

The 2013 GLK 350 is equipped with a version of the M276 V-6 engine for the 2012 SLK 350 and horsepower is rated at 302 with torque bumped up to 273 From now on, all GLKs available in will be equipped with the all-wheel-drive system, the rear-wheel-drive GLK 350 been dropped from the

From a driving-dynamics standpoint, the new GLK is but not stellar. I had the distinct impression a BMW X3 or an Audi Q5 could have more spirited engagement in the up through the mountains. The new GLK’s now has an electromechanical steering assist of the hydraulic assist setup of the model and some steering is lacking. However, most of its probably won’t notice the

Inside, the new GLK gets significant with the addition of a slew of safety features found on E- and cars, as well as an all-new featuring circular air vents of the latest SL roadster. Also, the lever is now located on the steering which frees up space in the console for storage.

The 2013 GLK 350 and GLK 250 BlueTec are in dealerships now. All GLK will feature the AMG Sports Exterior Design as standard buyers of the diesel-powered GLK 250 will it as an option.

The GLK 350 starts at $46,895.

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