For many of us, owning a Mercedes-Benz SLK is just a pipe dream that can’t be realized unless we win the lottery. That, however, won’t stop us from getting as close to the vehicle as possible. One way to do that is to take a look at the interactive online owner’s manual for the car. This way, we at least get to share the experience of browsing through the car’s data and technology details with some of the fortunate people who actually own an SLK. Of course, the manual refers to vehicle specifications and data that is geared for the German market. As such, the specs are tuned to suit… Continue Reading »
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The Super Bowl is just around the corner. And during the game, Mercedes-Benz is going to unveil the first Super Bowl commercial in their history. The ad focuses on the 125 year Mercedes-Benz history by showcasing almost all its vehicles ever made. Diddy (or is it P Diddy) is also in the ad, mainly for comical reasons, even though, I am not really sure his part was that impressive. The commercial finishes by showing four of their newest and soon to be released models – C-Class Coupe, SLS Roadster, CLS, and the all new SLK. Enjoy and let us know what you think.
Here’s a sampling of some new videos from Mercedes of the 2012 SLK. The first video shows the SLK at a track, where the impeccable road manners of Mercedes-Benz cars have been refined through the generations. Despite being a luxury convertible, Mercedes has seen fit to imbue the SLK with nice engine sounds befitting an open-top driving machine. Banking through the curves, the poise of the SLK’s chassis is evident and exudes a feeling of control. At the same time, the open to the sky feeling that only a convertible can give makes you want to get an SLK in order to experience it. The current SLK is the 3rd… Continue Reading »
Roadsters first emerged from Mercedes-Benz’s workshops when in 1954, the 190 SL was introduced with the 300 SL gullwing at its New York world premiere. Production for this series was begun in 1955 after a five-month development period. By the end of the model’s production in 1963, almost 26,000 190 SLs had moved off the assembly line. The evolution continued with a compact roadster study that was presented in 1994 at the Turin Show, presenting what Mercedes believed a roadster should be for succeeding generations. A refinement of the concept study was showed at the Paris Motor Show later that year. Series production for the internally-designated R170 SLK, as it… Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
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 »