2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK to Get Bluetec Diesel

Although it seemed like all the news this week surrounded hybrids and electric vehicles, some automakers are still committed to producing diesel powered models.

Mercedes-Benz wants to increase the number of diesel models it offers so its smaller models will soon be offered in diesel versions. Mercedes-Benz USA President Ernst Lieb recently told Ward’s Auto that a diesel version of the GLK crossover will be offered in the US in 2012. Additionally the next C-Class will be offered with a diesel when it arrives in 2013.

Both models will be powered by a 2.2L four-cylinder diesel engine that uses Mercedes Bluetec trademark.

Currently Mercedes-Benz offers Bluetec diesel engines in the ML and GL-Class SUVs, R-Class crossover and the 2011 E-Class.

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