Mercedes SLK350 Rental

The Mercedes SLK350 is one of the legendary sports cars. Whilst generally agreed that the SLK350 is brilliant model in the long line of Mercedes’ masterpieces, they never stand still and are always refining and improving the model. Here is some great information about the next generation, and what the engineers and Mercedes designers are up to..

 

According to recent international reports, the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 AMG will get a naturally-aspirated 5.5-litre V8. The engine will be based on the new twin-turbo unit seen in the new CL63 AMG.

Retaining the twin-turbo setup would have placed the new SLK ahead of the SL in terms of performance, so Mercedes-Benz have had to remove the turbochargers. Another reason the turbochargers will be removed is because they would make the hand-built engine a lot more difficult to shoehorn into the small sports drop-top.

The new unit won’t be a fresh engine just for the sake of it though. Mercedes-Benz engineers have been hard at work to reduce the overall emissions of the AMG version compared to the outgoing model. Average fuel economy is said to be rated as low as 7.0L/100km, while CO2 emissions will be 199g/km.

Helping the new SLK55 achieve these figures will be the addition of stop-start technology as standard, as well as a unique new technology to Mercedes-Benz inspired by F1 engineering called the AMG Cylinder Management. This system cuts off four cylinders in certain situations where ultimate torque and power isn’t required. As soon as the accelerator or engine loads reach a point, all eight cylinders are seamlessly fired back up….More at 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG to get new 5.5L V8 | CarAdvice

 

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