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The Tech Within the 2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe

We already know that the compact and curvaceous 2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe boasts a first-class design and style. Then, its 4.7-liter V8 engine can pump up to 449 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque through its seven-speed 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. Aside from its engine performance and style, the 2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe also features a series of technologies that will surely impress tech-savvy customers and fans. Here is a quick look at the noteworthy high-tech elements offered by the 2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe which the three-pointed star brand showcased during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show: 1. Dual LCD Monitor Gone were the gauges that were usually found in standard… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Looking to Apply Magic Sky Control to Rest of Car

Many were wowed by the ‘Magic Sky Control’ self-tinting sunroof feature of the ever-innovative SL-Class, and now Mercedes-Benz wants to apply this same technology to the other window panels in its vehicles so that drivers and passengers can shade over their windows any time they need or want to. The basic principle behind Magic Sky Control is electricity frosting over the sunroof when a switch is hit, electronically making the transparent glass turn opaque. Many sources have already said that some officials from the automaker have confirmed working on applying this to side windows. There are many interesting applications that could be derived from the main automatic tinting function. For… Continue Reading »

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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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2012 SLK Comes with Auto-Tinting Roof Option [Video+More Pictures]

With the third generation of the SLK on its way, Mercedes-Benz reveals that the compact roadster line will continue the tradition of innovation. One good example is a feature called Magic Sky Control—that’s what Mercedes-Benz is calling the new auto-tinting glass panels on the roof of the 2012 SLK. The roof automatically adjusts the tinting of the panels. This variable-tint glass panel, located at the center of the foldable hardtop, features embedded light-blocking crystals that allow for the tinting control. It allows owners to look up at the sky without having to roll down the roof, kind of like a pseudo-convertible experience on, err, a convertible. Users will also have… Continue Reading »

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‘Leaked’ photos of 2012 SLK being tested in Death Valley

Looks like Mercedes-Benz has done our job for us by leaking these images of the up and coming SLK being tested in Death Valley. Perhaps this is in lieu of the SLK’s expected public unveiling at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Maybe not. Who cares? All that matters is you and us get first dibs on these photos, whether spied or otherwise. As you can see, a big highlight of these photos is the 2012 SLK’s Magic Sky Control roof. This panel changes hue at the touch of a button, giving you instant clear view of the night sky, or perfect shade when it’s hot out. The amount of tint… Continue Reading »

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The next-generation SLK bares its top

What was it about the current SLK that enticed buyers to shell out money for it? Small size? Maybe. Strong engine? Definitely. These characteristics very well say that big things come in small packages. And without doubt, the SLK is one of the most fun and and alluring compact roadsters around. And it doesn’t end there. The picture above shows you the top view of the 2012 Mercedes SLK. Yes, we’ve noticed that instead of a conventional metal roof, a glass panel sits. That’s what Mercedes-Benz calls the Magic Sky Control. Why such a name? Well, because it’s magic! It’s actually an electrochromic panel that can be set to take… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz To Establish New Magic Technologies

Based on the news, Mercedes-Benz is possibly bringing about a latest ‘Magic Body Control’ technology to enhance suspension and to also present ‘Magic Sky Control’ system into sunroofs. According to the reports, the Mercedes-Benz Magic Body Control system will associate special mounts in the suspension struts that are likely to lessen sound-induced vibrations by up to 80 percent. The system will also remove body roll and balance wheel movements. Fundamentally, it will be the new stage of Mercedes-Benz Active Body Control. Based on the news, it will be manufactured in partnership with the ZF – a German engineering and gearbox company. The latest technology will first appear in the 2013… Continue Reading »

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