This Mercedes is frozen solid

Mercedes is again showing off its pair of "climate tunnels" designed to abuse their cars while sparing their drivers. Imagine a Category 5 Hurricane, followed by a dry 140-degree Fahrenheit heat, and then a snow storm with -40 degree Fahrenheit cold. Actually, don't imagine it. Look at it. This Mercedes-Benz SLK is… » 7/19/11 1:30pm 7/19/11 1:30pm

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Has "MAGIC SKY CONTROL"

The new 2012 Mercedes SLK has what ze Germans call "MAGIC SKY CONTROL." The feature allows drivers to dim or lighten the convertible's folding glass roof with a touch of a button. The car may also have an engine. » 1/13/11 1:30pm 1/13/11 1:30pm

Next-Gen Mercedes SLK Dreaming Of A 6.3-Liter V8

Our spy shooters spotted the next-generation Mercedes SLK taking a spin in Germany seemingly borrowing styling from the revealed Mercedes SLS AMG. Unfortunately, the big "63" on the side doesn't indicate a 6.3-liter AMG V8 under the hood. More below. » 12/04/09 2:30pm 12/04/09 2:30pm

Tehranopnik: The Cars And Car Culture Of Iran

Home to a disputed election, 70 million people and twice as many barrels of cheap oil, Iran has cars aplenty. Meet Paykans, Miniators and Italian exotica—plus the gutsy female drivers of the Islamic Republic. » 6/18/09 4:30pm 6/18/09 4:30pm

2012 Mercedes SLK Test Mule Breaks Down On Nürburgring

Not all days at the Nürburgring are rainbows and unicorns, as evidenced by this 2012 Mercedes SLK prototype breaking down and spewing smoke in the tester's first run. Yeah, that's a bad day. » 4/07/09 12:00pm 4/07/09 12:00pm

Mercedes AMG Releases Cool Runnings Simulator

Have you ever thought about buying an AMG, but needed to know how it does in the ice luge? Now you can act out those urges with AMG's newest flash game! » 12/18/08 3:30pm 12/18/08 3:30pm

Mercedes SLK Spotted With Panoramic Glass Roof In Spy Photos

One of the worst things about owning a Mercedes SLK is that if you don't have a convertible you're forced to stare at the car's ceiling after sucking back a line of coke from the dash. Mercedes now appears to have a solution. According to these spy photos from World Car Fans, Mercedes is testing out a glass roof for… » 3/06/08 5:00pm 3/06/08 5:00pm

The 2009 Mercedes SLK 55 AMG

We've already shown you the vanilla Mercedes SLK, and now we have photos of the facelifted AMG-tuned SLK 55. As we've already mentioned, the new SLK is fitted with the current model's 5.5-liter V8, which is good for 360 horsepower and will be mated to the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed auto transmission. With the exception of… » 12/26/07 2:00pm 12/26/07 2:00pm

The 2009 Mercedes SLK, Now In High Resolution

Remember those photos of the 2009 Mercedes Benz SLK we showed you yesterday? They're real. Seriously. Touch them. We don't mind. And now we've got more of them. The European version is going to get a refined version of the supercharged four with a boost to 184 hp as well as a worked over V6 good for an additional 33… » 12/21/07 10:30am 12/21/07 10:30am

The New Mercedes SLK: A Little Off The Nose And Chin Doc

It looks like the sporting folks at Auto Express managed to get their hands on some early photos of the facelifted Mercedes SLK that we've been showing you spy shots of. As with other Mercedes products, the new SLK retains the sport F1-style nose and gets a revised front bumper with a new split design. Out back the… » 12/20/07 1:30pm 12/20/07 1:30pm

Spy Photos: Mercedes SLK Nip/Tuck

There may be no vehicle least discussed among the Jalopnik inner sanctum than the Mercedes SLK. It's not a bad car. I even thought the poky first generation had a few sidling charms. The added power, muscular looks and neck warmer in the second generation were just fine additions indeed. But the SLK has never been a… » 2/13/07 11:01am 2/13/07 11:01am

SLK Anniversary: Mercedes to Offer Paris Show Car for Sale

From the class-up-the-joint department: Mercedes announced it's offering a kitted-up 10th anniversary addition of the SLK for the European market. The Edition 10, as it's known, is identical to the show car the company unveiled at the Paris auto show last month, which was painted in matte grey metallic "allanite grey… » 11/10/06 10:14am 11/10/06 10:14am

Go Ahead, Pimp Mein Auto: AMG Launches New Design Studio, New…

Mercedes' AMG tuning shop is launching a new performance studio that'll handle special orders and produce limited-edition cars in three series: Signature Series — including DTM supercars — Black Series — uprated and spec'd out versions of AMG models— and Editions — cosmetically enhanced AMG models. The studio's… » 7/21/06 2:24pm 7/21/06 2:24pm

Mercedes-Benz's Super Special SLK 55 AMG

What makes an already overblown factory-tuned Mercedes even more special? More stuff. Such is the new SLK 55 AMG special series, which gets a horsepower boost via a worked-over version of AMG's 5.5-liter V8. The special edition of the only V8-powered roadster in its segment, gets a 45hp bump from 355 to 400, with an… » 6/09/06 11:00am 6/09/06 11:00am

Fun in the Emirates: A Mercedes-McLaren SLR E55?

And speaking of Mercedes SLRs, Emirati rally driver Mohammed Ben Sulayem, who shoehorned a Merc-McLaren SLR engine into an SLK55, has been at it once again. This time, he — and his unconscionably talented staff of mechanics — swapped the already potent AMG mill from an E55 with an SLR powerplant (are they selling… » 4/19/06 9:12am 4/19/06 9:12am

More on the SLR-Powered Mercedes SLK: Out of the Mouths of Mechanics

A reader close to rally driver Mohammed Ben Sulayem, whose Mercedes McLaren SLR-powered SLK has been causing a stir among Merc-maniacs, sent in some clarifying information about the car. Hopefully, hearing about the project from Ben Sulayem's mechanic will answer most of the Why!? How!? Who!? questions that have been… » 8/04/05 11:16am 8/04/05 11:16am

Mercedes SLR-Powered SLK: Overcompensating Much?

What's the quickest way to put a stop to all those, "girl car" jokes when you've just dropped a pretty penny on your new SLK? Drop the 617bhp engine from an SLR McLaren into it. Duh. Along the way, it would be nice to cut holes in the hood to clear the massive engine and if you started with an SLK55 AMG (with its… » 8/03/05 1:46pm 8/03/05 1:46pm