2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK

  • Smart glass changes at the touch of a button

    Glass roof panels are becoming a popular option in modern cars. Taking the old sunroof and moonroof a step further, you can enjoy all the view you'd get in a convertible with none of the gusts of wind. The glass roof isn't without its problems though. If you live in a hot and sunny climate you'll already be familiar with the delights of intense heat shining down through a sunroof and cooking you from above. Take that effect and multiply it if the whole roof is clear. Glare can also be a problem. Research Frontiers has a solution. The company has recently joined with Daimler AG, owners of...

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    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Preview

    The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK isn’t scheduled to make its debut until the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March but the first official details and images have already hit the Web. Set to go on sale this summer, the third-generation SLK will come onto the market with a bold new look, more...

  • Screencapture of leaked 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK video
    Report: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Skipping Detroit, But Super Bowl Ad Possible

    The new and largely already revealed 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK won't be showing in Detroit, according to the latest reports, instead opting for a debut during Mercedes' 125th anniversary celebrations January 29. We may get a look at the car, however, in Mercedes' first Super Bowl spot. The ad...

  • Screencapture of leaked 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK video
    Video: Nico Rosberg Tests The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK

    Proving that vehicle engineers are not videographers as much as it proves some F1 pilots are imbued with more coolness than we will ever possess, this video also gives us a very good first look at the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK, with Nico Rosberg giving his (sponsored) opinions while chief SLK vehicle...

  • Screencapture of leaked 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK video
    Video: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Leaked In Promo Clip

    From the very beginning, this video mystifies us. Speaking what appears to be French while in a creepy mini-orchard infested with insects, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK shown in this video raises more questions than it answers, such as "What the hell is going on here?" We're not sure, nor will we ever...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK safety
    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK To Feature New Levels Of Safety

    The third generation of Mercedes’ popular roadster, the SLK, is just around the corner, scheduled for a debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show next March to be exact. We’ve already seen hordes of spy shots, some of which have been very revealing, and Mercedes, too, has offered us a glimpse...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Magic Sky Control roof

    The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK is still more than a few months from its world debut, but Mercedes is so amped about the "Magic Sky Control" roof, it's already dumping the details on its photochromic folding hardtop. Like those lenses your nerdy physics professor used to wear, the glass in the Magic Sky Control roof is able to change its shade depending on the amount of light desired to pass through. Unlike those photogrey lenses, however, Mercedes' system relies on electricity to vary to opaciy of the glass, enabling full clear or completely blacked-out behavior at the touch of a button. The...

  • Leaked image of 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Magic Sky Control roof
    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK "Magic Sky Control" Teased Ahead Of Geneva Debut

    The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK will bring some new features to the range, including the debut of one feature that is sure spread across the lineup: the Magic Sky Control roof. Teased here in a photo leaked ahead of the car's 2011 Geneva Motor Show debut, the roof looks simple enough. But looks can be...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK spy shots
    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Spotted On First Day Of Fireball Run

    We knew the Fireball Run was going to be full of surprises but no one was expecting to see a pair of prototypes turn up on the very first day. In truth, this pair of 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK prototypes wasn’t actually part of the event but just so happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK spy shots
    Spy Shots: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK

    The current generation of the SLK roadster has served Mercedes-Benz well over its life since introduction in 2004, and like all cars its once-cutting-edge design has become somewhat tired despite a mid-cycle facelift. An all-new SLK is in the works, however, spotted on numerous occasions testing in...

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