2012 Mercedes SLK 350 | Luxury convertible review | driverseat

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Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 AT Base

Rightly or wrongly, Mercedes roadster, the SLK, has become of a chick’s car. Maybe because of its comparatively small and manageable proportions who can say? determines what is or isn’t a car makes no sense anyway, as of the nicest packages in the industry been tagged with label, think of the Mazda VW Beetle Convertible, and, recently, the new Fiat 500. car — schmick car.

Mercedes stylists have of beefed up the appearance of the new, generation, 2012 SLK, as as giving it a bit more performance. is now delivered via a new M-276 3.5 litre V6 that develops 302 horsepower and is to a seven-speed G-Tronic automatic with shift paddles. is up slightly from the previous and the new engine appears to have the on its predecessor in terms of fuel emissions, and performance. It will the new SLK 350 from 0 to 100 km/h in under six with a 210 km/h top speed, and 8.8 km combined rating fuel


Stylistically, Mercedes is describing the new as being more muscular before, with a close link to the awesome gullwing and, to a lesser extent, the It does look more than it used to, with a new end treatment, tasteful side air and slicker aerodynamics. This is a looking car.

It’s a convertible, with a fold-away roof that disappears the trunk in about 20 seconds. You can carry luggage back — maybe a couple of bags and a camera case but the SLK 350 is not designed to haul gear. is an open-air, two-seater sports with the emphasis on fun, not The top is controlled via a console-mounted lever and is six lighter than it used to be. One little detail here; you choose, you can order the Magic Sky which is essentially a built-in panel that can switch a darker to a lighter opaqueness. or It’s part of an options that also includes a system, upscale leather and various other odds and It’s a nice touch and to cool things down in the You feel like you’re with the top down, even it isn’t, commented Mercedes manager, David Sherrard, at the launch, in Calgary.

Mercedes is offering an impressive of trim and interior combinations the new SLK-class,everything from Mocha to Bengal Red, to all-black and on and on, available wood trim or aluminum. Mercedes tends to a lot of time on the interior ambience of its and the new SLK 350 definitely makes you feel you’re riding in an upscale Despite its modest dimensions, seems to be plenty of elbow and the ergonomics are sensible and easy to The steering wheel-mounted paddle in particular, are very usable and add to the driving experience of this

Can’t say the same about the combinations, however. For some Mercedes has decided to offer a Grey matte finish which, well, looks of tacky. Cars that this much should and glow, and the matte paint job somehow unfinished.as if the car is waiting for coat of real paint. But the thing: it costs an addition ten and can’t be polished. Perhaps should have taken a out of Harley-Davidsons note-book here; it matte finish on some of its years ago, and buyers stayed away in droves.

For its $66,500 base price, the new SLK 350 with the usual roster of and convenience features. Power seats, climate control, mirrors, and all the usual stuff are issue, but you can also get little such as a parking guidance a suspension system that and automatically adjusts itself, and a feature known as Airguide. consists of small clear panels that are mounted the roll-bars and can be adjusted to control the of wind. Note to Mercedes if you want the SLK 350 to appeal to red-blooded this is the kind of thing you to keep to yourself. If you don’t wind turbulence, don’t buy a in the first place, don’t you

And we mustn’t forget one other feature: Attention Assist. elsewhere in Mercedes line-up, is a system that well, let explain it. ATTENTION ASSIST the driver’s behaviour and, at the of every trip, produces an driver profile that is continuously compared with sensor data. This form of monitoring is important for the floating transition from to drowsiness and for warning the driver in of time. The system is active at of between 80 and 180 km/h. During launch, the Attention Assist did itself fairly regularly, but it to be totally random, when the ahead was completely clear and was absolutely no need for a warning of any Whatever.

The 2012 SLK 350 is available at dealerships and later on in the year, we’ll be a 250 version, as well as a high-performance from AMG.

AT A GLANCE

Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 AT Base

Two-seater sports car

Base $66,500

Engine: 3.5 litre V6

302 @ 6500 rpm

Torque: 273 @ 3500 rpm

Seven-speed automatic

Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 AT Base
Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 AT Base
Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 AT Base
Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 AT Base
Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 AT Base

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