Opposites attract. So sang Paula Abdul back before she was reduced to incoherent babbling on American Idol and drunk appearances on morning news shows. Mercedes agrees with the 80s pop icon, but they're talking specifically about the colors black and white, the only colors applied to every inch of their new special edition SLK 2LOOK introduced at the Geneva Motor Show.
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SLK 2LOOK is an awfully festive (not to mention text-messagey) model name for the typically-sober Mercedes-Benz; maybe they're trying to ride the MINI marketing mojo, or perhaps some sassy Smart execs have moved up through the ranks.
Standard exterior colors are calcite white or black; both interiors feature a strictly black and white color scheme. 18-inch 5-spoke wheels can be had in high-sheen titanium silver finish or dark chrome shadow. Black headlamp surrounds distinguish the 2LOOK from standard-issue SLKs. And even more exclusivity can be had by being one of 300 to step up to a limited-edition exterior in obsidian black metallic or "special finish designo mystic white," which sounds an awful lot like an American Idol pop-tart's makeup ensemble.
Cost for the 2LOOK package is an extra 2,100 euros. Tack on another 580 for the obsidian black or designo mystic white.