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Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach Confirms, Upcoming SLK 55 AMG Will Proudly Feature Cylinder Deactivation

The SLK 55 AMG’s Numerous Features Foretell the Types of Technologies That Will Be Coming Down the Pipeline From the Luxury Carmaker.


    August 23, 2011 – Signal Hill, Calif. – Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach is excited to confirm, the upcoming SLK 55 AMG will proudly feature cylinder deactivation with the long awaited model.

    The arrival of the new SLK 55 AMG is bigger news than normal because this model has been a long time coming and with its new features the all-new 2012 will not disappoint.

    “Mercedes-Benz is always coming up with new and innovative technologies and the features included in the 2012 SLK 55 AMG are no exception,” said Bob Milner, General Manager.

    The new SLK is lighter, has carbon fiber trim that we’ve all come to love and has the usual luxury refinements we expect from the breed. But instead of highlighting its powerful engine or light chassis, Mercedes has chosen to highlight the cylinder management system that the SLK 55 has been endowed with. This system deactivates half of the V8′s cylinders when they’re not needed, resulting in a 30% reduction in fuel consumption with a corresponding reduction in emissions. Using advanced electronics and methodologies, Mercedes was able to activate and deactivate the system in a mere 30 milliseconds, so that response is, in their words, “immediate and imperceptible”.

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Alyse Feltman
Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach


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