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Mercedez Benz News Rumorpile: Next Generation Mercedes-Benz GLK To Spawn GLC?

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By William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

January 24, 2013

Car Magazine is reporting that the next-generation GLK, due out in 2016, will spawn a three-door coupe model to compete with the new Porsche Macan. Internally known as the GLC, the model will share a sleek and stylish body as the GLK. Both models will also premiere a new, rear-wheel drive platform, codenamed MRA.

The GLC will come with a variety of engines, including a variety of gas and diesels. There is also talk of a AMG version.

Source: Car Magazine

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William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.


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Lame, but people will buy it because they want SUV-coupes. Just think the 2-door Blazer was about 20 years ahead of it's time, it is all the rage now.

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The Evoque looks good in both 2 door or 4 door. I'd say it is the best looking SUV on the market right now. The GLK is pretty ugly looking.

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They need some style as does BMW. They both have become a bit stale in the last 10 years.

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Well I always liked the squared-off current GLK, it is elegant, imo.

So glad to hear it will continue to be based on a RWD chassis.

I wish GM would produce a 2-door SUV.

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Did you catch the part where this is the next generation GLK?

Yes I did, but Mercedes often does small changes to styling and not big ones. The GLK needs proportions and styling changed, but maybe they will scrap the current GLK and start fresh. I think the ML and GL look fine, there is only so much you can do with an SUV.

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A small Caddy based off the Encore in this space would be interesting, in 5dr and 3dr form..

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There should be an Alpha platform SUV, since the GLK and X3 are rear drive. That would make a better small crossover from a driving standpoint. Making a midsize FWD suv for $35k though sells to the sheeple.

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