2013 Mercedes GLK to get a diesel in the U.S. image

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce a diesel engine for the US-sold 2013 GLK SUV, which will wear the BlueEFFICIENCY name.

The 2013 model year of the Mercedes-Benz GLK is expected to come with a number of modifications compared to the one currently found on the streets and if you live in the United States, those modifications will be found under the hood, but if you live in Europe, you might be in for a surprise. According to autonews.com, the 2013 model year of the Mercedes-Benz GLK will get a diesel in the United States, which means more torque, less fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions.

Our source has apparently found out what engine will Mercedes-Benz use on the US-spec 2013 GLK crossover, and that will be the 2.1 liter four-cylinder diesel unit, from the GLK250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, which is expected to develop a total output of 201 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque, which is translated into 369 lb-ft. The German based automaker is currently keeping the US GLK diesel in the shadows so we don’t have any figures about it. Last but not least, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK is also expected to come with a mild facelift, with revised front and rear fascias and some modifications in the cabin.