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SLV out, lighter, more efficient SLM in

You already heard of the rumors that Mercedes-Benz is planning on building a smaller version of the SLS. That supposed spin-off would have been called the SLV, sharing the front-engine layout of the Gullwing. But the company decided to forgo that project for something a lot more, shall we say, promising. Mercedes-Benz is still going to work on an SLS derivative, but this time round they’re going to call it the SLM. The M stands for mid-engine. Oh, so NOW you’re listening. Who would have thought Mercedes-Benz would decide to veer away from the SLS platform and boldly go where so many others have (not?) gone before. Well, at least… Continue Reading »


Detailing the next SLK

What’s new with the next Mercedes-Benz SLK? Let’s look at the spy photos, shall we? Well, there’s the new three-fold roof that’ll be able to fold less than 22 seconds (which is the current model’s retraction time). And then there’s the redesigned ducktail spoiler that resembles that of the SLS AMG. Plus, there’s the tail lights that look as though they’re going to be slimmer and longer, stretching past the trunk lid and the ducktail. What else? Oh, right. The body of the next SLK will be of a tubular fuselage design, again taking heavy cues from the SLS AMG. There’s also a lot of running on the sides to… Continue Reading »


New 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Illustration

When Mercedes presented its Mercedes SLK in 1996, it came to be a very popular model of the company.  Mercedes then did some major changes with its body and also upped its performance, which brought out the second generation last 2004. Its second generation SLK was known to be one of the Car and Driver’s Ten Best and also gained the title of Canadian Car of the Year’s Best New Convertible Award.  Again, Mercedes has come to a point where they need to decide whether to re-design the SLK and make it famous once again.  According to the reports, Mercedes management once again is making impressive changes to the said… Continue Reading »


2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK to get a new look plus new engines

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK is set for a transformation. Apart from earlier reports of its getting a generous helping of carbon fiber panels to lighten its already lean curb weight, the up and coming SLK will also be getting a fresh makeover to distinguish it from the old. The next SLK will have a thoroughly redesigned front end that’ll flaunt an entirely new grille that’s quite similar to the SLS AMG. Also getting a revamp are the headlights, hood and front bumper. Coupled with even longer and sleeker side mirrors, these new designs will improve the new SLK’s aerodynamics and make it a lot more visually astounding. Power, of course,… Continue Reading »


New engine option for the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class in Australia

Are you looking to invest in a car that’s sporty, lightweight and short? Why not include a retractable hardtop into your list of wants? Put all of those qualities together and you get the perfect definition of the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. Wearing smooth lines on its short and stout body, and powered by a powerful engine, the SLK will make short work of any public road or highway with its three-star badge to boot. The current 2011 SLK-Class lineup offers up to four engine options, the latest of which is a 3.0-liter V6 engine that’s rated at 170kW and 300Nm of torque. This option fetches a price of $98,000. Your other… Continue Reading »


Mercedes Benz SLK in Stealth Mode Shows a Longer, Sleeker Hood

Since its debut in 2004, the SLK roadster design–according to its fans–has grown old and, some would say, in need of a revamp. There are some evidence though that the SLK roadster is indeed going through a sportier redesign and has been sighted on Germany’s roads during its stealth testing wearing a fresh, natty attitude. Those in the know say that the new SLK with its spanking new look will debut early next year, with a trimmer body (it has shed about 200 pounds of weight) and a more spacious trunk space (11.2 cu. ft.). Despite the redesign, the SLK roadster will continue to model Mercedes Benz’s standard LED daytime… Continue Reading »


VATH tunes the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Roadster

German modification specialist VATH has just introduced its V58 version of the Mercedes Benz’s SLK 55 AMG Roadster. VATH’s upgraded version increased the stock model’s 5.5-liter engine displacement to 5.8 liters, adding a compressor and a customized electronic control unit and exhaust system, among others. The regular 360 horsepower push output and 510Nm torque has been kicked up to 565HP and 770Nm, allowing the new V58 SLK a top speed of 193 mph (310 km/h). The engine package delivers a similar whack on the wallet, too, with VATH valuing the new Roadser at $42,045 (about 30,785 euros). The converted V58 SLK also comes with other performance-enhancing additions such as VATH’s… Continue Reading »


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