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Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG on a V8 Engine

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 »

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Mercedes SLK Now Available In Australia

Anywhere in the world, Mercedes-Benz cars are admired and desired in equal measure, and the third generation Mercedes SLK can only increase these feelings. Says Daimler Chairman Dr Dieter Zetsche, “The new SLK embodies the role of the trend-setter like no other car. I am convinced that with its passionate design, its high quality interior and its modesty at the filling station, it will continue to provide an enormous amount of fun on the road in future, too, consolidating its status as a cult roadster.” Promising a generous mix of performance, efficiency and luxury, the SLK has now been made available to Australians, with a range of prices from AU$82,9000… Continue Reading »

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Tuning Kit for 2012 Mercedes SLK By Carlsson

German tuning company, Carlsson enhances the 2012 Mercedes Benz. The kit simply called the” Carlsson 2012 SLK”  includes a rear apron and front spoiler, a pair of side sills, stainless grille and sport system of the same material. The interior kit includes seats, panel upholstery and headrest. Meanwhile the engine attached is the new CGI engines which increases the performance to up to 40HP from the original one. The upgrade also has a 30mm lower suspension and custom 18-inch wheels. The complete upgrade for the 2012 Mercedes SLK costs € 1,190 to € 1,690.

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SLK named as Germany’s Most Beautiful Car

It doesn’t come much as a surprise but rather a flattering affirmation that Mercedes-Benz is one of the most awarded premium vehicle manufacturers ever. The company’s latest in its long list of achievements is the awarding of AUTO BILD magazine’s Design Award to the Mercedes-Benz SLK. Following the tire tracks of the E-Class back in 2009 and the SLS AMG last year, the SLK makes the company proud by bagging the prize for 2011. Almost 90,000 loyal readers of the popular AUTO BILD specialist magazine voted for Mercedes-Benz’s latest SLK roadster. Now, proudly sitting on top of its hood are bragging rights as Germany’s most beautiful car, a title the… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Touts Environmental Certificates Of SLK And Other Models

Daimler has proudly announced that Mercedes’ sporty roadster, the SLK, has received an ISO 14062-compliant Environmental Certificate. This document shows that the new SLK’s life cycle produces 20% less carbon dioxide emissions compared to the model it replaces. The life cycle comprises vehicle production, operation over 200,000 kilometers and material recovery when the car is at the end of its life. In terms of energy balance, the new car is 18% more efficient, which translates to 4,100 liters of fuel saved over the operational span of the car. Furthermore, Mercedes claims that the SLK now meets the mandatory recycling requirement of 95% by weight that will be in effect in… Continue Reading »

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Piecha Design Presents The Accurian RS

When any significant new car model is released, expect tuners and styling houses to come up with design concepts for personalizing these cars. With Mercedes’ release of the 3rd gen Type R172 SLK, Piecha Design has shown off its body kit for the 2012 Mercedes SLK. The complete package is made up of a lip for the front spoiler, side skirts with LED lighting, new rear apron, rear diffuser, trunk spoiler and four-pipe exhaust system. Of course no styling package would be complete without a new set of wheels, and Piecha has replaced the stock set with 19-inch alloys, complemented by a set of lowering springs that lower the car… Continue Reading »

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