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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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 »
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 »
You read that right, a diesel roadster, which is the first for Mercedes-Benz. The SLK 250 CDI is a two seater vehicle that boasts of superior design and ultimate power. The roadster boasts of 204HP power brought about by its 4-cylinder engine with 2143cc displacement. It’s also an economical car with its 1.3 gallons of diesel that can run around 62 miles. A torque of 500 n/m that will bring it from zero to 62 mph in 6.7 secs. The transmission is equipped with a 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission and a Direct-Steer system. The car’s agility is maintained by the Torque Vectoring Brake. The good thing about this, aside from… Continue Reading »
Held this year from July 14th to 18th, the Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer was LUXE by Lisa Vogel. Here’s model Melissa Britos driving the all-new 2012 SLK to work at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.
No, the Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG will not have the rumored V6 engines. Mercedes-Benz have decided that they will continue with the 5.5L V8 engines which they based on the AMG M157 5.5L N8 biturbos that is found in the CL63, E63, CLS 63 and S63 models. The V8 engine, that’s made of aluminum is donned with the AMG Cylinder Management System that makes the vehicle’s fuel efficiency increase because it shuts off the 4-cylinders from 800 to 3,600rpm. The torque has also increased from 376lb ft to 398lb ft while the power has also risen by 60bhp over the outgoing SLK55AMG. All these while maintaining a low fuel economy of… Continue Reading »