Mercedes-Benz GLK and C-Class to get diesel in the U.S. by 2010

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will hit U.S. shores by early 2009. Initially, only the GLK 350 will be available in the U.S. The GLK 350 is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine producing 268 horsepower.

This week the German luxury automaker held a press launch for the upcoming compact SUV and showed some pre-production units of the GLK 4Matic powered by an all-new turbocharged 2.2 liter CDI 4-cylinder engine. Why?


According to a spokesman that spoke with InsideLine, both the C-Class and the GLK-Class will be eventually be sold with the 2.2 liter diesel in the U.S. The engine produces 167 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Fuel-economy is estimated at 34mpg for the GLK.

The spokesman said both models will arrive in 2010.

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Source: InsideLine