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what does slk stand for?

ok, we all know that ford stands for "Found Off Road Dead", fiat is "Fix It Again Tony" and pontiac is "Poor Old Nut Thinks It's A Cadillac". so what does slk stand for? what does amg stand for?
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Sport small compact or sporty kliener kompaktes
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I'm just trying my hardest to confuse things. it is as said above.. Sportlich Leicht Kompakt
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i was thinking something like... She's Lightning Kwick but i'm really stuck trying to come up with something for amg.
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sport liecht kurz
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That's sehr leicht kurz (very light short) -- the original meaning, way back when.
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That's sehr leicht kurz (very light short) -- the original meaning, way back when.
I spelt leicht wrong but will stand by sport rather than sehr,.....

In any case it slk sounds much nicer
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I spelt leicht wrong but will stand by sport rather than sehr,.....

In any case it slk sounds much nicer
Ironically "light" is the proper translation of both leicht and liecht (the former means does not weigh alot and the latter means, well, light as is in lightbulb).

I also prefer sport leicht kurz, but I'm not sure that historically that is accurate. but who cares, today's slk is definitely "sport".
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O.K. Here's the REAL definition:

Sportlich, Leicht, Kompakt (or Kurz-short)

The name was chosen to reflect the company's intentions for the car - that it be Sportlich (sporty), Leicht (light), and Kompakt (compact).
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O.K. Here's the REAL definition:

Sportlich, Leicht, Kompakt (or Kurz-short)

The name was chosen to reflect the company's intentions for the car - that it be Sportlich (sporty), Leicht (light), and Kompakt (compact).
AFAIK, the above definition of SLK is actually a backronym, albeit one used by Mercedes themselves. The name was really intended to denote a smaller alternative to the SL (effectively, SL Kompakt), just as the CLK is a smaller alternative to the CL. In this sense, these "K" cars marked a departure from the standard Mercedes-Benz naming convention where each letter meant something in itself (as was the case with the original SL).

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O.K. Here's the REAL definition:

Sportlich, Leicht, Kompakt (or Kurz-short)

The name was chosen to reflect the company's intentions for the car - that it be Sportlich (sporty), Leicht (light), and Kompakt (compact).
I thought the original K stood for Kompressor.

I say smooth as SiLK.

How about:

S oars
L ike a
K ite
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I don't know what slk is either. My wife asked the same thing. What does amg stand for? I told her... All Money Gone.

Told my friend and he gave me some more.
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I came across this original AMG badge looking for the current one...pretty cool I thought:

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Since always and confirmed in the SLK book (offered to a few R170 buyers), it's, as some said, Sport Leicht Kurz
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