15 MB 250 bluetec (diesel)
September 30, 2018
Bought with 40k miles so still relatively new.
DPF filter is only issue.
If you do at least 50 percent highway miles, expect to have a trouble free 35mpg average trips.
Way more comfortable and quieter then CR-V, or rav4 (comparable size small suv) perfect size for small family w/ 2 kids in car seats, fits fine even rear facing, behind me, and I’m 6’2’.
WARNING: if you’re going to be doing short trips all the time and city only, then you will have problems with DPF guaranteed. And dealers will only constantly be cleaning it for you (manually forcing dog burn) but there’s no solution.
Only real solution is to get rid of egr/dpf altogether but that will run you just under 2k (must send out ECU for reprogramming) (for off-road use only lol)
But after that, the car is a gem. After all this is same drivetrain motor/trans that is in Mercedes sprinter vans. And in there these motors and trained haul twice as much weight as GLK for 300-500k miles trouble free with regular maintenance. So imagine what mileage you’ll get out of this 2.1L in an suv that will never work as hard as in a sprinter.
Btw with dog delete this GLK does not become a smelly steam train, because original CAT still stays, and takes care of most of the exhaust, so difference in smell and smoke is almost non existent. Tuning is a must, and is most important though.