This study illustrates the possibilities of the "TrueBlueSolutions" strategy in the compact SUV segment, true to the guiding Mercedes-Benz theme of producing the worldâ€™s most efficient and clean drive systems.
Maybe not the biggest of surprises for the Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes is systematically equipping its range with BlueTec Hybrid engines, but the Mercedes Vision GLK BlueTec Hybrid is definitely another step forward in regards to SUVs and pollution.
Mercedes will make the new GLK SUV available with their 2.2 liter four-cylinder CDI diesel engine in combination with a hybrid module. Power should be in the region of 165 kW / 224 hp with 560 Nm of torque, resulting in a top speed of 215 km/h and a 0 to 100 km/h time of 7.3 seconds while consuming just 5.9 liters per 100 km. CO2 emissions are also setting a new standard in the segment with 157 grams per kilometer, meeting the American BIN5 and European EU6 standards.
"With the refinement, driving pleasure, outstanding economy and effective environmental friendliness that is typical of our brand, the VISION GLK BLUETEC HYBRID ideally represents our ideas on future model generations in the world of SUVs", says Dr Thomas Weber.