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does the bumper side vents by the front wheels do anything?

The SLK55 side vents are actully open unlike many cars' that are closed.

What are the side vents for on the SLK55?

(bought my SLK used xmas last year, only put 1k miles so far. still learning about the car).
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probably not a thing. that part of the bumper is pretty flexible so i would think the vents are there to displace air


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maybe they keep the front tyres cool in hot weather
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and warm in cold weather?


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For sure one side is functional - you've got an oil cooler behind it.



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