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Does anyone know what SLK stands for?
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google is your friend... thats the problem with any sort of trivia online :/

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SLK - Sportlich (Sportive) Leicht (Light) Kurz (Short) - a car model from Mercedes-Benz
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I knew it was SL kurt, the short SL. Now I am enlightened and my week complete. So complete I'm going to pack it in early.
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That's actually how I found out, I thought it was a neat bit of trivia.
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Agreed, thx for posting. I didn't know what the name meant before looking it up. My guess was the S stood for Sport, the L i thought maybe luxury and the K I wasn't sure...

SLR I would have guessed: Sport luxury roadster... hehe.
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Okay, now you all need to hit Wikipedia and see how Mercedes originally got it's name...
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I think it's funny that Mercedes calls a 3300 lb car "light". Heck even the SLR is close to 4000 lbs. Are they not referring to weight?
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I think LIGHT (Leicht) is a relative term

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Compared to the rest of the MB fleet, the SLK is "Light". Well, unless you include the Smart...than the SLK is a monster and the S is...well...bigger than a monster?

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S= sport, L= Light , K= compact

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