2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTEC Priced From $38,950

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTEC Priced From $38,950

Last year at the New York Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz debuted its GLK250 BlueTEC and the German automaker has revealed that it’ll be priced from $38,950 excluding a $905 destination charge.

The compact crossover is powered by a 2.1-liter diesel engine with 200 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque and is $1,500 over the base-model GLK350. But buyers will also get standard 4MATIC all-wheel drive on the GLK250 BlueTEC, which is a $2,000 option for the GLK350.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Diesel Debuts: 2012 New York Auto Show

The German automaker also lists EPA-estimated fuel economy figures for the GLK250 at 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. For those conscience about their fuel mileage, the GLK250 is clearly the way to go considering the GLK350 is rated at 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

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  • Aart

    I guess it’s a first for NA: In Canada the base Diesel is cheaper than the base Gas version (by $1400 CAD), since only 4-matics are sold here. MB is going to have a hard time keeping these on the lot. This diesel now is a no-brainer: 100 lb-ft more fun for less money and that at 1600rpm. Add the low fuel costs, higher resale value and I would be amazed if they are not going to sell at least 50% of the GLK sales in diesel here.

    The American brands really are not getting this with their current releases. Based on Canadian pricing a base Grand Cherokee Diesel is more than $22.000,- over the base gas model (that’s 53%). Or worse, a Cruze Diesel roughly 80% more than the base gas model. You may argue that the trim-level is much higher in either case, but I don’t see what trim-level has to do with me choosing a diesel or a gas engine. Both Chrysler and GM really don’t have their heart in this.