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New Features Coming To Mercedes-Benz SL And SLK

The enjoyable driving experience offered by the Mercedes-Benz SL and SLK sports cars will be expanded further with a number of new features that are available starting April. The four-cylinder, six-cylinder and the eight-cylinder models of the vehicles will feature the Driver Assistance or the COMAND Online package that offers the latest high-resolution color screen display on its instrument panel. In addition to the added feature, the 7G-TRONIC Plus transmission of the vehicle will be upgraded with the latest Momentary M mode. Due to this, the transmission will automatically switch to the fuel-efficient auto-switch mode after drivers have manually shifted up or down using the optional shift paddles after a… Continue Reading »

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The SLK At Its Most Extreme

In Guangzhou City, which is located in the Guandong Province of China, you will find one of the most extreme makeovers ever done to a Mercedes-Benz car. Though it is no longer noticeable, the car used is a Mercedes-Benz R171 SLK. Many say that the design is a hybrid of a car and a fighter jet. But for me, it’s more like a superhero express which is designed to match the futuristic features of the current Batmobile. The extreme Mercedes-Benz SLK Creation was made possible by XZT. The body package includes a modified front bumper, tires, lights, skirts, alloys, complete customization in the back and addition of Lamborghini doors. It… Continue Reading »

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Carlsson Develops Hillclimb SLK For Meisel Motorsport

Carlsson is better known as a tuning firm that produces high-end performance and aesthetic kits for Mercedes luxury sedans. With their announcement of a racer specially developed for international hillclimbs, Carlsson is making it known that they are in the business of developing hardcore race cars too. As the renderings show, the basis for the car will be a Mercedes SLK, hence the company moniker for it as the Carlsson SLK 340. Unlike today’s Mercedes sedans that don’t reflect engine sizes by their badges anymore, the SLK 340 does displace 3.4 liters from its V8. Said V8 will be developing 610 horsepower and around 317 lb-ft of torque. Mated to… Continue Reading »

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U.S. Customers who Prefer Manual Transmission Over Automatic Transmission Increases

We have reported earlier that Mercedes-Benz is shifting its primary market in the U.S. to take advantage of the opportunities it offers. This is also to offset their losses from the European market which is suffering from the effects of the financial crisis. Based on the data published by USA Today in the middle of 2012, manual transmission cars are coming back as a trend. More Americans prefer cars of this type over again. The publication quoted the calculation of Edmunds.com about the sudden increase of demand of Americans for for manual cars. Here are the the figures with the corresponding years: 2012 – 6.5% (Based on first quarter data… Continue Reading »

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Mother Drives Home an SLK 350 with a Winning Key

I was looking for spicy news about Mercedes-Benz online when I happened to come across this recent article which was published by Borneo Bulletin. According to the report, Hajah Dayang Haliza, an officer at DST Communications in Brunei Darussalam, was this year’s lucky winner of a brand new Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 AMG Roadster from a draw which was held at the Jati Transport showroom. The car she won has a price tag of more than 120,000 BND or 98,000 USD. The mother of three got qualified for the draw when she purchased a brand new Mercedes-Benz V200 last year from Jati Transport. Then, she was among the lucky ones who… Continue Reading »

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SLK 250 Lease Up for Grabs in Mercedes-Benz USA’s Best Summer Promo

Want a free 13-month lease on a new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250? All you have to do is join MB USA’s Best Summer promo on Facebook and you could be enjoying that sweet ride for more than a year. The mechanics of the promo are simple: go to the Mercedes-Benz USA Facebook page [or directly to the Best Summer page], click “Like” to view the instructions, and just follow them step by step. This means registering your name, address, e-mail, and contact numbers, then uploading a photo that shows your Best Summer moment with the Mercedes-Benz brand. You’ll be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes for a chance to win the… Continue Reading »

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Aural Candy With The SLK 55 AMG’s Exhaust

For a car guy, there’s nothing like the burble of a nice-sounding exhaust to get the blood running. An here, as in all other areas of comparison, the SLK 55 AMG excels. Listen to the sound of the V8 as it starts up and the driver blips the throttle. But despite being a 5.5 liter V8 with an output of more than 420 horsepower, this car is thoroughly modern and responsible. Firstly, its F1-inspired Cylinder Management System allows up to half of the engine’s cylinders to pump just air for the best possible fuel efficiency. And speaking of efficiency, the 2013 SLK 55 AMG is 30 percent improved over the… Continue Reading »

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