Mercedes Benz GLK250 2013: Fuel efficiency meets affordability
The Mercedes Benz GLK 250 2013 has a fuel efficient engine and gives mileage in the lower 30’s. It has become a standard in all wheel drives. The navigation system is easy to follow. The Mercedes Benz has finally released a fuel efficient which meets affordability.
The applications of Mercedes Benz take a long time to load. The electronic interface has been revamped. The acceleration is a bit slower too in comparison to gasoline version of Mercedes Benz GLS250.
The fuel economy is excellent coupled with easy driving capabilities. The latest Mercedes Benz GLK is the most proficient car available for everyday driving as well as long road trips. The manufacturer’s price for their prized vehicle is 39,000 dollars.
Diesel cars on the American soil struggle to find their feet. They suffer and struggle in finding their mark sometimes. But the latest Mercedes Benz GLK may be the breakaway car which may find its mark spot on. The American car buyers will be fired up as this car releases.
The GLK class is a bit shorter than Mercedes M class. Most of the SUV’s are five seat cars. They take two parking spaces to park and the whole parking garage to make a U-turn. The Mercedes Benz GLK has a glossy interior with boxy cabins. The interior is spacious with cargo space is provided down to 24 feet. It is 15 feet less than Mercedes M class.
2013 Mercedes GLK review
Engine inside: As impressive it gets
The Mercedes Benz GLK250 2013 has a relatively sound engine of 2.1 liter twin turbo 4-cylinder diesel engine. The GLK class is coming in 3.5 liter V6 gasoline engines category.
The twin turbo engines can produce a throttle of 200 horse power as well as 369 lb-ft of torque.
The E/S button is for the sports and economy mode. It’s a signature feature of Mercedes Benz for fuel economy driving and sport driving. The switch does affect throttle tuning. The diesel engine felt the same no matter it is economy mode or sports mode. The acceleration is slow and power curve is short, the sports mode falls from grace. It pales in comparison in terms of performance. The regular drivers won’t be using manual shifting and sports mode.
It seems that big torque may incur big acceleration, but that’s not the case. Being an all-wheel drive system, it fails on that front. There was a lag in turbo take off as well as peak torque coming in later stages when rpm reached 1800 rpm. It took eight seconds for Mercedes Benz GLK to reach 60 miles per hour. That’s too slow for modern car market. That’s also dawdling than its gasoline CLS350 counterpart.
The blind spots are difficult to see through from this car. The Mercedes Benz should have a blind spot option for covering up. Besides the silver fonts on grey background looks great. For the speedometer, it turns ugly. The glare makes reading speedometer difficult. Wearing sunglasses, the task becomes two fold difficult.
The diesel sound is masked expertly by Mercedes. The engine sound was audible at low speeds. The LCD on the speedometer can show the speed too digitally.
Fuel efficient: Breakaway car on American soil
The performance on the EPA front was also magnificent. The Mercedes Benz CLS gave 24 MPG in the city limits while on the highway; it gave 35 MPG at cruising speeds. The fuel economy doesn’t budge while climbing high or stooping low. It remains unchangeable. As it turns out, it will deliver 30 MPG under most circumstances give or take a few. In this case, it is 10 MPG better than its gasoline equivalent.
The car has slow acceleration, generates noise and requires more maintenance than the gasoline equivalent of the Mercedes Benz GLK. Drivers wonder the existence of the diesel version in the first place. The trump card is fuel economy which is 30 MPG.