• Mar 29, 2010
Renderings have now turned up of a long-speculated compact crossover from Mercedes-Benz. The BLK, if it does become reality, is expected to be based on the B-Class compact. This small CUV/SUV segment is a burgeoning one with the recent introductions of the BMW X1 and Mini Countryman along with the upcoming Land Rover LRX.
Autobild is reporting that the BLK would be about 4.4 meters long, splitting the difference between the Countryman and X1. The rendering follows the recent Mercedes styling direction with with a more upright version of the grille similar to the SLS AMG and and the recent F800 concept. We wouldn't expect to see the BLK arrive until later in 2011 or perhaps 2012, following the new B-Class, although a concept will probably show up sooner.

[Source: Autobild via BenzInsider]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Does this mean they will kill the exceedingly ugly GLK? I generally like Benzs, but the GLK is just awful.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Nice BLK...make mine in BLacK.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I like the return to angularity - to me the GLK is sort of a return to the classic Jeep Cherokee.

        As for this car, I'd rather see a smaller 4 door sedan than a crossover, but whatever. The most important thing is that they don't start going FWD like BMW is.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks all flamey and Bangley.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Take on both the X1 and Countryman? Those two cars are kind of in separate categories...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Another pseudo-truck. I like cars, myself. If I have a need for a truck, I'll get a real one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      BLK will strike a chord among certain folks. The MLK would do even better.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why don't Mercedes Benzes look like Mercedes Benzes anymore?

        Wouldn't you think Mercedes Benz would want its Mercedes Benzes look like Mercedes Benzes?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Americans won't buy the B-class "hatchback", but dress it up as an "SUV" and they'll buy it?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bulk?