2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK
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If you think Mercedes-Benz will slap an AMG badge on anything with wheels, think again. Word has it the German manufacturer will not offer buyers a performance version of the GLK, with Tobias Moers, director of AMG vehicle development, saying that he doesn't see a market for the car. That's not to say the picture won't change in the near future, however. According to CarAdvice.com, AMG is keeping a close eye on the arrival of the Porsche Macan.

"Maybe there will be a change in the market when the Porsche [Macan] comes up," Moers said, "but right now, no."

The real hitch in the giddy-up seems to be cost. Moers says developing the machine into something worthy of an AMG would represent "a huge investment." We can't exactly argue with that. Fortunately, AMG buyers have plenty of Mercedes-Benz models to choose from.


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      Mazdaspeed6
      • 2 Years Ago
      There's a market for a GL and R AMG, but not a GLK?
        Shahul X
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mazdaspeed6
        also yea.. Gl amg = oil tycoons favorite cars
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Koushiro Izumi
      • 2 Years Ago
      Any vehicle that gets some sort of tie in with the Sex in the City movie doesn\'t deserve a performance trim.
      whatever
      • 2 Years Ago
      Weird that there is no market for a GLK AMG, but there is for an A-Classe AMG? Aren't they also making a GLA? Will that have an AMG variant?
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who was the villain in the Incredibles? Syndicate? --"When everyone is special, no one is..." Remember when AMGs were special? When seeing one on the road was a minor celebration? When driving one was a major celebration? Now, like Honda's Si, it's just the top trim level.
      trzjax
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a chick mobile. Chicks don't care about AMG.
      Toronto St. Pats
      • 2 Years Ago
      LOL yeah right. They don't expect us to believe they suddenly have class and won't ***** out the brand just for some cheap thrills. Whatever MB, you have no credibility left so STFU
      William Weisberg
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lets me get this straight. Mercedes won't commit to AMG GLK-Class until the Porsche Macan sees the light of day. Mercedes can then gauge the public's response to the Macan in order to see if there is a market for a high performance small SUV. Memo to the brass at Mercedes: This is why you continue to lose market share to both BMW and Audi. Lead by example; instead of playing catch-up.
      Dump
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought there was a rumor out indicating the next GLK will look more like the G-wagen. M-B may give it more all-weather capability, but not so much "go fast" components.
      Tina Dang
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not likely= Let's wait and see how much money that Audi SQ5 brings in and then we'll determine how much we'll ***** out the AMG badge.
      G37S
      • 2 Years Ago
      The only vehicles MB has that cannot be AMG'd are: E class cabriolet,E class coupe,GLK,Sprinter,and smart,for smart you can get it BRABUS'd. Hell I believe you can get an AMG A class and more than likely the new B class will get AMG'd. Basically give it time and the GLK will more than likely get an AMG varient.
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