MB 911, I agree, being originally from Stuttgart I know and remember and have seen lately when I went back to visit...
Alot of them remove their badges...and you are right SLK's in Stuttgart are like people
they are every where...and every 2nd car is literally a benz there.
I found out by some friends and "strangers" the reasons...
One is : they do not like the badge,they want a clear even look,meaning...they get annoyed of one side has the slk badge and the other end is clear without a badge it makes it look uneven.
another reason is, they do not wanna reveal what engine it is and like the idea of surprising someone who assumes its a smaller engine. Which I get since in Germany you have the slk200, slk230 kompressor, slk320, slk32 amg - and since alot of them change their oem look on the car,without the badge,u'll never know what engine it actually is
I have seen even AMG drivers without the badge, for the clear look purely.
One badge on the front and one badge on the back,which are the 2 stars many like.
But you also have the ones people dislike,the ones pretending to have ahigher engine and they actually put a fake badge out there,that everyone knows its phony and they still do it...yes even in germany you have those fakers
I personally like my slk230 badge on the back - I however do not like on the pre faclift models the "kompressor badge" on the back...for some reason I never liked that on back. Looks neat on the side though