DrivelArchive MercedesBenz SLK R170 (latemidlifecrisis edition)

22 Мар 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
Mercedes-Benz R170

Mercedes-Benz SLK R170 (late-mid-life-crisis

So, if you’ve read any of the other related posts in this you may know that I’ve had pretty uninspiring cars in times.


It has not always been so, in for many years I had something if not exactly good. But in recent I have had a series of dull and in fact the last two have diesels. Ouch.

Last year I started to get itchy feet about and started looking around for a ride.

I started my quest by at the obvious choices, MG TFs and MX-5s. But inspired me, though especially the would be a sensible choice. were too much, and I was struggling. a local garage had a Chrysler I quite liked the look of it, but got such bad reviews. Further on them revealed they based on the Mercedes Benz which did not get bad reviews. Aha.

I started looking at these and discovered there were of them. They varied in of course, but the cheap ones pretty cheap. I’d really noticed them but the more I looked, the more I The obvious appeal of the electric They are handsome beasts. are German built. Hmmmm.

after much looking, I a nice looking one locally, but going to view it I rang a who I knew had had an SLK in the past, to ask what to for. Turns out he still had his but it was SORNed. Come and have a at it. I did. Next thing I it was in my drive. Love at first

Mercedes-Benz R170

Guilty as charged then, of not into the fine print of the car purchase, not having it professionally out, not even looking at it carefully, and certainly not of having it through. But what the heck, it was £2k. I say only. that’s a lot to me, but it’s not a lot for all the stuff I got.

It’s a M-B SLK Kompressor 230, pre face lift R170 i.e. the original first SLK before they started with them. Some say to be termed a ‘classic’ in a year or 195BHP, 0-60 in 7.5 seconds, top over 140mph. 5 speed with a supercharger. And a ‘Vario’ roof.

So far, so good. much to report. Everything It’s a blast to drive the roof down, really I haven’t dared fully its performance yet, but you can tell all there, under your foot.

I will write more of my with the car in time. One thing I learned from hanging the SLK World forums. is that the car is a thing, and I’m pretty that nothing has gone Yet!

Mercedes-Benz R170
Mercedes-Benz R170
Mercedes-Benz R170

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