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Mercedes SLK 55 AMG Takes Performance Studio Styling Upgrades

Sadly, Mercedes-Benz is striking down the SLK nameplate in its future production. Based from the recently revealed new nomenclature system of the brand, the successor of the current Mercedes-Benz SLK will carry the SLC name instead to reflect that the roadster originated from the SL and it is somehow related to the C-Class core series of the German luxury automaker. As a tribute to the outgoing series, AMG Performance Studio laid its hands to a Mercedes SLK 55 AMG to give it a couple of upgrades in its appearance both inside and out. Starting at the exterior, the armor of the car was finished in matte black. Then, the wheels came in two-tone alloy, which mimic… Continue Reading »

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Is This the Facelifted Mercedes-Benz SLK

There is a speculation that the Mercedes-Benz SLK might receive a few modifications. A rumor from a reliable source has it that the upgraded car will debut in 2015. Then, it will hit the market probably by 2016. According to MB Passion, the people at Mercedes are currently developing a facelifted version of the SLK. The report claimed the prototypes have already made their way in the streets of Germany for testing. The blog even published some photos of them. The newest photo of the car can be seen on top of this article while the ones taken last August can be seen below: Spy Shots of the Partially Camouflaged Mercedes-Benz SLK Looking… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 Carbon Look Edition Comes Out in Japan

Mercedes-Benz recently launched a limited-edition variant of the SLK exclusively for the Japanese market. According to Inautonews, the car carrying the model name Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 Carbon Look Edition will only be produced in 100 units. Each unit costs 6,700,000 yen or around 49,000 euros. The Exterior What makes this car more special than the standard SLK is it features a diamond white finish for its exterior, a panoramic roof using the Magic Sky Control system, and five-spoke 18-inch AMG wheels. The Interior In the cabin, the car is fitted with gray carbon inserts with pearl finish. Then, its seats are lined with either a black or gray Nappa leather depending on… Continue Reading »

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Black Bison Styling Kit For The Mercedes-Benz SLK Unveiled

The styling kit for the Mercedes-Benz SLK was released recently by Wald International, according to a recent motorward.com report. The new Black Bison styling kit was initially previewed by the Japanese tuning company last November. The luxury convertible from Mercedes-Benz was designed to offer an overwhelming presence to its owners. However, the latest model of the SLK was not given much attention by tuning companies and the styling kit released by Wald International demonstrates this fact. Some industry watchers revealed that the design of the SLK does not make the work of tuning specialists easier. The shape is considered to be unappealing even with a number of enhancements on the… Continue Reading »

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Warning: Be Careful of Some Meet-and-Greet Services at Airports

Meet-and-greet services at airports may seem to be a good idea if you want to avoid all the hassles associated with looking for a safe parking space for your luxury vehicle. However, a recent investigation exposed some unruly practices of valets employed at several companies offering meet-and-greet services. According to a Mail Online report, an investigation conducted by a consumer watchdog called “Which?” revealed a number of bad practices employed by professional chauffeurs. The probe involved planting surveillance devices on luxury cars which were handed over to valets at airports. The gadgets were fitted with GPS and speed monitors. Among the noteworthy cars observed were the Mercedes-Benz SLK, Mercedes-Benz E250 and Porsche Boxster. The… Continue Reading »

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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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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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