Kompressor is the alternate name of "Andreas K.", of Kompressor in Action fame. Personally I'm a bit skeptical that Andreas K. is anyone's real name, or that anyone involved with Kompressor is, in fact, German. It doesn't really matter, because K is for Kompressor.

Kompressor lives in Ohio, pursuing a career in making the best techno (and children's music) the world has ever heard (most successfully, I might add).

Kompressor only appears whilst wearing a truly freaky mask, hiding his true identity. This leads to some rather amusing music videos, when innocent bystanders are suddenly faced with a someone who is obviously completely insane, wearing something that would frighten small children, thrashing behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz to some German techno.

See the Kompressor in Action node for a (relatively) full discography. Some of my personal favorites are K is for Kompressor, Midnight Rendezvous, Kompressor Want To Get With You, and Kompressor Logik, which is one any EE-type should enjoy.

'Kompressor' is a German word meaning, literally, 'compressor', (big surprise), or 'squeezer'.

Mercedes-Benz use 'Kompressor' to denote the presence of a supercharger in particular model variants. At the time of writing, the one exception to the Kompressor rule in the MB stable is the SL65 AMG, which uses twin turbos to squeeze 604 hp out of a 6.0 L V-12.

It should be clarified that Mercedes-Benz do not use the letter 'K' in their model designations to indicate the presence of a supercharger. The letter 'K' stands for either Kompakt, (compact), or Kurz, (short), depending on who you listen to, (even Mercedes-Benz themselves mix and match on this last point).

For example: SLK = 'Sportlich', 'Leicht', 'Kurz/Kompakt'. This translates to 'sporty, light and short'.

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