I own a 2006 SLK 350 with original 63,425 miles. On Saturday 03/11 the engine threw a rod and blew the engine. Because I love my Mercedes Benz I purchased a new engine from the dealer and replaced it. My question is: why a MB with so low mileage threw a rod? The car is always garaged, and did not drive through standing water on the road. This car is only driven when the weather is good and dry. I also own a AUDI and a BMW. My last AUDI was sold with 135 thousand miles without a problem. My BMW has 75000 miles with no problems. Please explain to me that such a high regarded automobile would have a problem like this. Your comments will be appreciated. Thank you.