Mercedes started teasing the idea of developing a BLK model back when BMW announced the X1 and Audi divulged the Q3 crossover. BMW made the first mark in the mini-SUV segment by introducing the X1. Many disapproved the car, but more people loved it. And the car is doing exceptionally well in the Indian, as well as the International market. In no time the Audi camp was ready with their double downsized Q7 which was their version of the mini-SUV – the Q3. The Audi Q3 which will make its Indian debut late 2011 or early 2012.
TopSpeed.com has rendered this Baby Merc up for debut in 2013-14. A lot of the design cues are similar to the Concept A-Class that was revealed earlier this year. It features have sharp angular headlamps, bold wheel arches, a coupe like roof line. The interior will combine the latest technologies and will offer enough room for about five-people.
Under the hood, expect to see the same engines used for the A- and B-Class, with a possible hybrid variant. This means we will see two different four-cylinder engines – a 170 HP 2.2 liter engine and a 204 HP 2.0 liter -, both offered with 4MATIC technologies. We may also see a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine with about 240 HP and the European market will get its usual diesel line-up.
BMW X1 and Audi Q3 will be already present in the Indian market by the time the Mercedes BLK makes an international debut, do you think that this baby ‘Three Pointed Star’ be good enough to attract customers towards it?
Also see – Audi Q3 Launch By Early 2012 In India
Source – TopSpeed.com