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“Golden Steering Wheel” Award won by M-Class and SLK

Mercedes have won many awards for its different vehicles, but the company has had so much success in the Golden Steering Wheel awards, that in fact, the company has been in the all-time winners’ list. The three star brand has won a total of 21 times. This year, Europe votes the SLK and the M-Class as the best in their categories after more than 260,000 readers of Auto Bild, Bild Am Sonntag and other European publications chose the vehicles. The awards were received by the Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler, Dr. Dieter Zetsche and Board of Managament Member of Daimler, Professor Dr. Thomas Weber. The awards night… Continue Reading »

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Diesel in a Sportscar? The SLK 250 CDI Made it Possible

Before, nobody would ever think that a sportscar with a diesel engine will ever come to life. Some cannot believe that it could run that fast. But the SLK 250 CDI is now out to prove them wrong. The introduction of the new SLK 250 CDI by Mercedes-Benz not only marks the continuation of the company’s unique diesel engine heritage, but also serves to counter in impressive style the common misconception that diesel engines and sports cars are incompatible. The four-cylinder diesel engine in the Roadster delivers 150 kW (204 hp) from a displacement of just 2.2 litres to give the two-seater its characteristic sporty temperament. The sprint from zero… Continue Reading »

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Project Kahn Launches Its Upgraded SLK200

Project Kahn has been known to come out with some visually outrageous creations but their SLK200 is more menacing than outrageous. For starters, the carbon fiber trim in the nose such as the splitters and grille add a more purposeful look to the car’s black paint. Further sense of purpose is added by the addition of an AMG Sport Pack consisting of front and rear bumpers and side skirts. Red calipers peek behind 20-inch Kahn RS600 wheels, whose color adds further to the all-black treatment of the car. To ensure the right stance, the suspension was lowered a bit. This SLK200 BlueEfficiency was given a 50 horsepower boost, so total… Continue Reading »

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Upcoming SLK 55 AMG Proudly Features Cylinder Deactivation

The arrival of the new SLK 55 AMG is bigger news than normal because this model has been a long time coming, and its slew of features foretell the types of technologies that will be coming down the pipeline from the luxury carmaker. The new SLK is lighter, has carbon fiber trim that we’ve all come to love and has the usual luxury refinements we expect from the breed. But instead of highlighting its powerful engine or light chassis, Mercedes has chosen to highlight the cylinder management system that the SLK 55 has been endowed with. This system deactivates half of the V8′s cylinders when they’re not needed, resulting in… Continue Reading »

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Video Shows Development Of SLK 55 AMG Engine

Mercedes has released a video of their new M152 powerplant, which is a naturally-aspirated V8. Based on the twin-turbocharged M157 with which it shares the same displacement, the M152 produces 416 horsepower and a torque figure just shy of 400 pounds-foot. This is the very engine that is in the newly introduced 2012 SLK 55 AMG. One notable feature of this engine is its non-V8 fuel consumption characteristics. It’s because of AMG Cylinder Management, which can disengage half of the V8’s cylinders. By employing this system, the driver can see gains of up to 30 percent in fuel economy, which would give it a consumption figure of 8.5 liters per… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Out Now!

Tagged as the most powerful SLK ever, the most anticipated 2012 Mercedes SLK 55 AMG’s information is officially released. The car boasts of a 422hp, 540Nm and 8-cylinder engine. The vehicle also accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 4.6 seconds. Meanwhile, the front apron of the machine has AMG original LED daytime running lights and large air inlets. It also is a beauty with its light alloy wheels, two-chrome plated twin tailpipes and a spoiler lip. Another great thing about the style is the exclusive to top V8 models, its dark clear-lens headlamps and dark bicolor tail lamps. An option is to also have the Bi-Xenon healights with Active Curve… Continue Reading »

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