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Mercedes-Benz and Ducati Celebrate a Year with SLK 55 AMG and Streetfighter 848

Mercedes-Benz of Chicago was ecstatic when two of our favorite brands, Mercedes-Benz and Ducati decided to join forces a little over a year ago. Nothing but good things could come from such a genius collaboration.

At the Bolgona Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz and Ducati officially celebrated their first year together. Underscoring their efforts in high style and stealth performance, they unveiled the SLK 55 AMG sports convertible (the most powerful SLK ever made!) and Streetfighter 848 lightweight motorcycle... Captivating doesn't even begin to cover it.

One look at the pictures of the speedy pair will tell you they're a match for drivers who need more than just an occasional thrill. Alone, each is sexy. Together, they're a truly visceral pair. In a brilliant mustard yellow with black nappa leather appointments finished with contrasting yellow stitching, they're two examples of where luxe and sport converge.

What's the power behind the two venerable machines? Well, you just know the engine beneath the hood of the fiercest Mercedes-Benz SLK ever made has t to be good. Thanks to a naturally-aspirated 5.5-liter V8, it delivers a total of 442 asphalt-shredding horsepower. The "Most Beautiful Bike" award-winning Ducati Streetfighter 848, on the other hand, puts out 132 hp, which is highly competitive for a motorcycle. Perhaps more impressive, however, is the fact that it weighs under 500 pounds, offering nimble handling and effortless pickup.

With that, we raise our proverbial glasses and wish both Mercedes-Benz and Ducati a very happy first-year anniversary and many, many more to follow. Be sure to stay tuned for updates on the SLK 55 AMG,  Streetfighter 848 and other late-breaking Mercedes-Benz news, coming soon. Mercedes-Benz of Chicago, located at 1520 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL, is dedicated to keeping you informed on everything having to do with the Mercedes-Benz brand, from collaborations to corporate giving to new Mercedes-Benz model launches.

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