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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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Official: The new Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster

With the completely newly developed SLK, one of the most exciting and successful sports cars ever built is entering its third generation. The new roadster uncompromisingly takes driving pleasure and open-air enjoyment to a new level. It blends light-footed sportiness with stylish comfort, a striking sports-car design with total suitability for everyday use, top performance with exemplary ecology. What’s more, the SLK is proud to present the world premiere of the panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL, which switches to light or dark at the touch of a button. Exemplary efficiency and sporty flair come courtesy of powerful new 4- and 6-cylinder engines featuring the standard-specification ECO start/stop function. With their… Continue Reading »

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2012 SLK Patent Drawings to Start the New Year Right

A new year brings a fresh start to many of us. Well, you can’t get any fresher than this: A whole batch of patent drawings trademarked by Mercedes-Benz, showing the form of the next-generation SLK. Yep, you’re looking at what the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK will look like. Although the new SLK retains most of the exterior appearance of the current line, there are still some updates with additional details for the design in order to set apart the new from the old. Of course, the released French commercial already shows the actual 2012 roadster. While the exterior facelift isn’t really a drastic change, the next-gen version will most probably offer… Continue Reading »

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[Video] Michael Scheer and Nico Rosberg Take New SLK for a Spin

It’s really nice if you can just whip out your pocket camera or mobile phone camera and shoot a nice little video that can be used to market a new product. That’s exactly what Mercedes-Benz development engineer and SLK lead engineer Michael Scheer did in Monaco on the last day of testing for the new SLK model. Together with Mercedes GP Formula One race driver Nico Rosberg, Scheer took the new SLK out for a joyride through the European city-state’s winding roads and sharp streets, navigating the bends and corners and braving the traffic signals to see just how sporty and agile the car is. Throughout the video, Rosberg samples… Continue Reading »

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[Video] 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK promo video leaked

Mercedes-Benz is know for releasing their very own spy-shots to stir up some publicity, but this is certainly something that didn’t happen intentionally – a leaked promo clip of the all-new SLK. A French promotional clip was somehow leaked on the interweb, giving us all a 10 minute long preview of all the cool and innovative features that will be available with the 2012 SLK. As you’ll see in the clip, the panoramic sunroof can make you choose between a transparent or darkened roof at the touch of the button that takes a few seconds. In the transparent mode it also blocks UV and infrared light that allows interior components… Continue Reading »

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Piecha’s Final Performance RS Edition for Mercedes SLK Introduced

There are so many aftermarket designers that create specilized bodykits and modification that a normal person can’t even keep up. We have written about a couple them already and here’s another – Piecha Design. They use the R171 Final Performance RS edition name that is focused on the exterior, interior and engine of the Mercedes-Benz SLK. The “final edition series” kit is suitable for those that have not been face-lifted and the face-lifted models and the AMG. The package includes front apron with LED daytime running lights, front lid aluminum aerowings, special wind deflector, side-skirts with air intakes, rear bumper cum diffuser and a rear spoiler lip – all for… Continue Reading »

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The all-new Mercedes-Benz SLK and its safety system

Early next year, Mercedes-Benz will launch the all-new 2012 SLK-Class. The agile sports car will feature a bold, new design, exceptionally high levels of comfort, as well as plenty of open-air driving pleasure. At the same time, it will also set new safety standards for convertible sports cars. Just like with the SLS, MB has been posting their own spy-shots of the SLK and has revealed very specific details of the next-gen SLK glass roof. If you haven’t noticed, they are definitely playing the blogosphere, feeding us tidbits of the 3rd gen SLK before they reveal it next year.  It’s no surprise that they have released more info (below and in the pix)… Continue Reading »

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