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Drive News: new Mercedes SLK 55 AMG

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in Drive News

Following my rather snide report on the SLK 250 CDI, the first SLK diesel, I am pleased to show you a far more endearing SLK.  The new Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG is the most powerful SLK ever created, packing a mighty 5.5L V8 with cylinder shut-off technology.

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Drive News: new Mercedes SLK 250 CDI

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in Drive News

A long standing tradition in the motoring industry is that the words roadster and diesel should never be uttered in the same sentence. Mercedes however saw fit to buck this very prudent trend in topless motoring with the new SLK 250 CDI, the first ever diesel SLK.

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Drive News: AMG C 63 Black Series

Posted by on Jul 24, 2011 in Drive News

It’s not over ‘till you sink the black. And it’s not sunk yet. The latest dark one has been revealed, it’s the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series. Fantastically, instead of the ‘new 63’ 5.5L biturbo V8, the C 63 Black packs the mighty nat-asp 6.2L V8 to create the most powerful C-Class Merc of all time. As if that platform needed more power.

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Drive News: AMG 5.5L V8

Posted by on Jul 22, 2011 in Drive News

Who said F1’s off-throttle blown diffusers engine management technology isn’t road relevant? Mercedes have revealed a new development of their 5.5L V8, which is directly inspired by an F1 technique, it’s called AMG Cylinder Management and allows cylinder shut-off on the fly. With this F1 inspired technology developed by AMG, the M152 5.5L nat-asp V8 can achieve a 30% reduction in fuel consumption compared to the existing 5.5L V8.

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