First Drive – 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250

First Drive - 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250
First Drive - 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 - Diesel Power Magazine
Mercedes-Benz is doing the unimaginable, and we won’t mind if it starts a trend. Believe it or not, the company is actually selling the diesel version of its GLK for $38,590, which is $500 less than the gasoline version.

Mercedes-Benz is doing the unimaginable, and we won’t mind if it starts a trend. Believe it or not, the company is actually selling the diesel version of its GLK for $38,590, which is $500 less than the gasoline version. The GLK is the only small luxury SUV currently being offered with a diesel under the hood, and we recently got our first chance to spend some time behind the wheel.


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