• Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG and Ducati Streetfighter 848

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG and Ducati Streetfighter 848

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG and Ducati Streetfighter 848

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG and Ducati Streetfighter 848

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG and Ducati Streetfighter 848

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG and Ducati Streetfighter 848

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG and Ducati Streetfighter 848

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG

  • SLK 55 AMG

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG interior

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG interior

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG and Ducati Streetfighter 848

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG and Ducati Streetfighter 848


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Can't say we didn't see this one coming. Hot on the heels of Audi's official announcement that it had acquired the Ducati brand from Investindustrial Group, AMG, the in-house performance arm of German automaker Mercedes-Benz, has ended its "marketing cooperation" with the storied Italian motorcycle brand.

Mercedes-Benz and Ducati joined forces a little over a year ago, and the two brands have chosen the Bologna Motor Show to mark the anniversary. The companies are showing off an SLK 55 AMG and a Streetfighter 848, respectively. Both machines are painted in eye-melting Streetfighter Yellow, and Mercedes-Benz says that AMG may permanently add the color to the personal option list if there's enough demand. The SLK 55 AMG also wears custom yellow contrasting stitching on interior pieces like the spor