new compact SUV the GLK starts assaulting eyeballs on American roads next spring it will only have a 3.5L gasoline V6 under the hood. However, at the recent US press introduction of the GLK a
official revealed that it wouldn't stay way for long. Mercedes will add its new 2.2L turbodiesel four cylinder to both the GLK and the
sedan perhaps by 2010. The engineers in Stuttgart are adding BlueTec
controls to the four cylinder
to make it clean enough to meet Tier
Bin 5 standards. In the GLK the 167 hp, 295 lb-ft diesel should yield real world mileage in the mid-30 mpg (US) region. If Mercedes follows through on this plan the GLK and C would join the company's large SUVs and the new
next year with diesel power. Now if only they would put the camo back on until they do something about that styling.