Like the existing GLK but not such a fan of its incredibly boxy styling? Or like the styling just fine but just wish it had a diesel? Well we've got good news for you, friends, because Mercedes-Benz has just taken the wraps off a revised model that aims to remedy both.

Not only does the 2013 GLK-Class get the familiar new family face, but what's behind it has been replaced as well. That means a direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 for the GLK350 that's more powerful and more efficient than the powerplant it replaces, and also a 2.1-liter turbodiesel that joins the family wearing GLK250 BlueTEC badging.

The interior has been updated as well, all of which Mercedes surely hopes will help it fend off advances from the Audi Q5, the BMW X3, Volvo's XC60 and the rumored baby RX from Lexus. Take a closer look at the updated GLK in our high-res gallery of live images from the New York Auto Show floor above and the stock shots in the gallery below for a closer look.


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      Bobby
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks a little too styled in the front like the hyundai designs, but nicer. Not bad.
      Vincent Teron
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is ugly with a capital "F"
      Charles Chen
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is one UGLY duckling.
        Charles Chen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Charles Chen
        Interesting, a lot of MB fanboys here. Let is be known that I was on the cusp of purchasing a C63 before my more rational side got the better of me. In general, I'm a fan of MB, but there is no denying that this design does not convey "luxury" or "premium". From some angles it (real 3/4) it even evokes the W163 M class that ceased production in 2005. I'm with @Mitchell below -- there is nothing refined about this design.
      cpmanx
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's distinctive. It's hideous, even uglier in person than in the photos here. It's got a great, efficient diesel. It's got a big Mercedes price tag. A great little SUV for somebody, but certainly not for me.
      JavierC
      • 3 Years Ago
      i don't get why mercedes has to uglify some of the exterior designs - the new ML, C class, and now this new GLK - the front designs (esp. the new headlight design) are just too "soft". the old designs were great...
      sls62
      • 3 Years Ago
      The front looks like as if it has melted.
      natron3030
      • 3 Years Ago
      Much much better than the hog that is the GL class. Maybe the best looking SUV right now IMO (highly subjective).
      Andrew
      • 3 Years Ago
      If only they could find a way to make the three-pointed star badge a bit larger on these new models... I don't think it is quite obvious enough to the neighbors that you are leasing a MERCEDES(!)...
        desinerd1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andrew
        LOL. So true. I think 90% of buyers are just trying to show off. Half of them probably don't even know how many cylinders it has.
        RL to RL
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andrew
        Speak for yourself if you can't buy a car outright instead of leasing LOL
          graphikzking
          • 3 Years Ago
          @RL to RL
          I buy all my cars - but honestly - most people who buy bmw or mercedes are leasing them. Yes some of them are leasing because they want the latest greatest every 24 months but a VAST majority are leasing because they can't afford a traditional monthly payment of purchasing the vehicle. My boss has leased for 24 or 36 months his last 3 cars and then purchased them from the lease. I've told him each time that it's not financially smart but for some reason he keeps doing it. I've even showed him similar cars off lease at the same dealership that are $3000 - $500 cheaper than his with the same features - but he says he wants "his" car. Just because people have money doesn't make them smart. This is proof.
      regionrat
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks good, except for that curve in the lower headlight area. Makes it lose all of its aggression.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        rob
        • 3 Years Ago
        You've never been to the Pacific Northwest. There are quite a few women who drive TDI's around here.
      MacProMan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Massive improvement in styling, I really did not like the look of the last version... This one is worth a look. GLK250 looks cheap, guess you get what you pay for
      dkburch
      • 3 Years Ago
      The diesel, and it sounds like a 4 cylinder, will sell like water in the desert. I've owned several MB diesels and this is an engine and vehicle that will work great in the US market. A step up from the Tiguan TDI which should arrive soon. More people, me being one of them, are not interested in 20+mpg.........we want 30-40 mpg and still want utulity!
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