A new four-cylinder diesel set to debut on the GLK crossover will make its way to both the Mercedes C-Class and E-Class starting this year.
The 2.1L engine makes 200 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, and marks the first 4-cylinder diesel sold by Mercedes-Benz’s American arm since 1985. The oil-burning GLK will go on sale shortly, followed by a new 4-cylinder diesel E-Class in September. Finally, a diesel C-Class will debut in 2015, right around the time when Audi will launch an A4 TDI.
With the advent of the CLA as M-B’s new entry-level product, the C-Class will have to move upscale as well, and the diesel will be an interesting way to distinguish the C-Class from it’s baby brother. Aside from the whole rear-drive thing.