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      10-31-2009, 02:04 PM   #1
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New Details Emerge For 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK

MB fallowing in Audi and BMW's footsteps?

Originally Posted by MotorAuthority
Like a compact SL, the next-gen SLK will be brawnier and more masculine in its appearance than the current SLK, but it will also offer a bit more bite to back up the bark. New tidbits out today hint that the next-gen SLK may end up being one of the most interesting cars in Mercedes-Benz's lineup.

With a 300-350-horsepower twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 as a post-debut special, the SLK will potentially offer a lot of punch even in standard guise. The AMG version, however, could deliver a gobsmacking 470 horsepower from a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-8 engine to replace the aging 6.2-liter V-8 found in the current '63' model family.

Barring the new small-displacement twin-turbo V-8, a revised version of the 5.5-liter mill, also bearing twin-turbos, could generate 422 horsepower for the next-gen SLK 55 AMG. A 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel is also a likely candidate, at least for Europe, for an entry-level SLK. The oil-burner might even see U.S. sales, but that will depend heavily on Mercedes' decisions regarding the same engine going into the C-Class.

Other major changes to the SLK could include a weight savings regime good for about 200 pounds off the car's curb weight, plus a revised interior designed around themes from the SLS AMG supercar, including a tall center stack surrounded by chrome vents.
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You sound like my buddies who have AMG's - Slam the gas, slam the brakes...
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      10-31-2009, 02:37 PM   #2
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Smaller forced induction unit is the future, plain and simple. And it's clear as day from the new 3.0TFSI engine that they can deliver a might punch and prove economical and remarkably N/A in character.

I think it's great that more brands are muscling in on BMW products, hopefully it will make BMW buck their ideas up and develop better cars, the consumer is ultimately the winner out of all this.
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