The 2012 New York Auto Show will be here in about two weeks, and Mercedes-Benz has just released its revised 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK SUV ahead of the show. We are not expecting too much changes in the exterior, but expect to see new powertrain options under the hood.
The obvious changes in the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK SUV is a new front fascia. And instead of sharp lines from the current model, the creases and body sculpture are now more rounded to allow a more dynamic look. As we moved to the interior, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK SUV is updated with a new dashboard along with two retro air vents.
But the most changes to meet a variety of fuel economy needs for customers are the powertain options in the engine bay. Unlike the current model, which was only available with a single engine configuration, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK SUV will be offered in two models: the GLK350 with direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 producing 302 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, and the GLK250 with a BlueTEC 2.1-liter four-cylinder diesel engine producing 190 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Both engines can be coupled with either a 7-speed automatic transmission featuring a stop-start system or a 4Matic all-wheel drive transmission.
So far, Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 SUV will be available in the U.S. this summer, and the diesel version will be available next year.