2012 MercedesBenz SLK350 Car Review Soup

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Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 AT Base

2012 Mercedez-Benz SLK350

In the “Happy Days” 1950s, a debate broke out over the of a sports car. It happened as the two-seat Chevrolet Corvette and Thunderbird made their

After all was said and done, the was that the Thunderbird, lacking sports car attributes, was a “personal” while the Corvette, which was bereft of most of those was a sports car.

The two-seat disappeared after just years but the Corvette morphed one of the best sports cars in the

Neither of the original cars measure up to the average compact car today. But the distinctions between and personal cars still though at a way higher level.

Mercedes-Benz SLK350 two-seat top convertible

Consider the 2012 Mercedes-Benz two-seat hard top convertible. By any standard in recent history, it easily qualify as a sports Nevertheless, in today’s context, it easily fits the description of a car. You are more likely to see it around the streets of Miami than competing on a race like, say, a Porsche

With its retractable hard the SL350 is the third generation of a touring car that first its appearance about 15 years Among the Mercedes faithful, it is the successor to the 190SL of the late and early sixties, which was a personal car but more of a sports car the original Corvette.

The 2012 offers plenty of performance: 3.5-liter V6 engine with fuel injection mated to a automatic transmission with a mode that can deliver to 60 miles per hour acceleration in 5.4 with a top speed of 155, to the factory specifications.

Yet, perhaps acknowledging the boulevardier image as well as the attention to fuel economy, next year will the SLK250, which will be by a turbocharged 201-horsepower, 2-liter engine. It will be available the seven-speed automatic along a six-speed manual gearbox.

For however, buyers will to be satisfied with the more and less economical SLK350, of course, is no punishment at all. the SLK350, despite its considerable is no slouch on fuel economy, 20/29 miles to the gallon on the city/highway cycle.

On the road, new SLK offers instant punch by musical exhaust sounds would appeal to any enthusiast. In the mode, shifts tend to be at times—a condition easily by using the manual-shift paddles on the wheel. On downshifts, the transmission can gears for quicker response—from 7th to 4th for example.

A unique feature, consistent the SLK’s luxury orientation, is the Magic Sky electro-chromic roof.

The system is set up for a decent compromise handling and ride. The SLK350 confidently and it tends toward under-steer, meaning the car wants to straight ahead around and it is difficult to break rear-end At the same time, the ride is enough to handle rough without unsettling the passengers.

seats with substantial bolstering hold both the and passenger in place. However, the seat does not have fore and aft adjustment for taller If you try to move the seat farther it forces the seatback into a upright and uncomfortable position. you have to find a less-than-satisfactory

The SLK350 comes with a complement of safety equipment, the Mercedes “attention assist,” monitors the driver’s movements and a warning message, “Time for a if it detects nodding off.

The comes with a full of safety equipment.

Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 AT Base

A unique consistent with the SLK’s orientation, is the so-called Magic Sky roof. It is a piece of polycarbonate that, with the touch of a rearranges molecules to allow or more light into the pod. It costs $2,500 given the fact that the SLK is a convertible, is little more an expensive novelty.

The top itself is an tour de force. It raises or in about 20 seconds and does not wipe out trunk space as other hard tops do. Top up, 10 cubic feet of space; top there’s still more six cubic feet. However, the items are very small, you to raise the top to get at your luggage.

With the top down, the SLK can be ordered two different types of wind to minimize buffeting in the interior. One between the two headrests; the others are transparent blockers that out from behind the headrests. the top up, the SLK350 is as tight and quiet as a with minimal wind, and mechanical noise.

Base of the SLK350 is $55,675. However, a long list of options quickly boost the sticker. The car, with the Magic Sky dual climate control and the Airscarf system, which warm air onto the necks of and passenger for comfort on chilly checked in at $71,930.


Model: 2012 SLK350 two-seat convertible.

3.5-liter V6, 302 horsepower.

Transmission: automatic with manual-shift

Overall length: 13 feet 7

EPA trunk volume: Top up, 10 cubic Top down, 6 cubic feet.


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