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[Video] Michael Scheer and Nico Rosberg Take New SLK for a Spin

Kharl Prado December 17, 2010


It’s really nice if you can just whip out your pocket camera or mobile phone camera and shoot a nice little video that can be used to market a new product. That’s exactly what Mercedes-Benz development engineer and SLK lead engineer Michael Scheer did in Monaco on the last day of testing for the new SLK model.

Together with Mercedes GP Formula One race driver Nico Rosberg, Scheer took the new SLK out for a joyride through the European city-state’s winding roads and sharp streets, navigating the bends and corners and braving the traffic signals to see just how sporty and agile the car is.

Throughout the video, Rosberg samples some of the SLK’s technologies, including the start-stop system as well as the variable suspension settings. They even play with the “magic sunroof” a little, too. If you’d like to see what the F1 driver has to say about the car, well, stop reading and just go ahead to the video.

Of course, it’s really more of a marketing pitch rather than an honest to goodness review, but hey—it’s Nico Rosberg we’re talking about here. If anyone knows what makes a good car, an F1 driver is a pretty good judge.

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