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Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 AT Base

Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Performance

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drivers report that the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class blends a ride with sprightly Most critics find the enjoyable to drive, especially the V6-powered SLK350 and V8-powered AMG.

That capable fortunately carries over to the third-generation SLK, which was for 2012. Heck, Mercedes continues to offer a manual with the base engine, a sporting treat in this day and — AutoTrader Mercedes-Benz has hard to build sports-car into its latest SLK, the generation of the car. Each of the retractable hardtop roadster has the performance ante. For the most they have succeeded the latest edition, which confident road-holding and taut, steering while still a plush highway ride. Kelley Blue Book it obviously can’t match the pricier SLS’ performance, the SLK is far more engaging than the comfort-oriented Mercedes model. suspension tuning and accurate make the roadster a willing in crime for backroad blitzes, it is equally happy playing the of grand tourer for long-distance trips. — Left News

Acceleration and Power

The SLK250 is by a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder that produces 201 horsepower and 229 of torque. The SLK250 has a standard manual transmission and an optional automatic. The SLK350 has a 3.5-liter V6 produces 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of and comes standard with the automatic. An SLK250 with the transmission earns an EPA-estimated mpg city/highway, which is comparable to the of its closest rivals.

The SLK55 AMG is powered by a 5.5-liter V8 produces 415 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of A seven-speed automatic transmission is Mercedes-Benz estimates that the AMG accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and has a top of 174 mph when equipped with the AMG Handling Package.

According to journalists, the SLK250 has sufficient and reasonably quick acceleration, but slower than rivals the BMW Z4 and Porsche Boxster. Reviewers say the SLK350 feels quite a bit than the SLK250, and that the AMG delivers incredible speed and and is exciting to drive. Test add that the seven-speed automatic doesn’t shift as quickly as the clutch transmissions found in rivals, but is still generally

Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 AT Base

Even a base model the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is (0-60 mph is pegged at 6.5 seconds), but mode should be engaged to the most out of it. In Normal mode, base engine is nagged by lag. V6 models are noticeably (0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds), while the SLK AMG model blazes (0-60 mph in 4.5 — Kelley Blue The SLK250’s turbocharged four-cylinder is less appealing: Acceleration is but the base Z4 and Boxster are noticeably and return the same fuel Meanwhile, the SLK55 AMG remains the V8-powered compact roadster on the and with 415 angry horses on it’s about as close as get to a modern-day Shelby Cobra with German manners, of — Edmunds For the lucky few who to the SLK55, the V8’s insane of power will never get We promise. — AutoTrader The transmission is

generally responsive, but it can dither gears, and it isn’t as lightning as the dual-clutch automated manuals by the competition. Shifting manually via the paddles helps, but the shifts aren’t that quick. Consumer Guide (2013)

Handling and Braking

Test report that the rear-wheel SLK-Class rides smoothly and over imperfect roads and has handling that makes it fun to on curvy back roads. think that the SLK isn’t as as the Porsche Boxster, but are nonetheless with its balance of ride and handling agility. Critics that the steering feels a bit too at low speeds, but the SLK’s brakes are for their reassuring pedal and strong bite.

At speed, the SLK almost pass for an SL. That’s how and composed it is on the highway. And unlike big the SLK feels at home on twisty too, attacking corners an enthusiasm that we have not associated with the 3-pointed Naturally, the SLK’s truncated makes it less compliant rough pavement, but the structural is exemplary, so you can put the top down anytime worrying about shakes and — AutoTrader Although SLK-Class convertibles were dance partners on curvy roads, the current third-generation has much sharper handling and drivers will find it enjoyable. Despite the extra though, the SLK continues to provide the composed ride that drivers expect. It’s a two-step that most roadsters can’t pull though it’s very in keeping with SL family — Edmunds The SLK still as naturally light on its feet as a but it’s extremely satisfying to especially in proper top-down

— Kelley Blue The SLK strikes a better balance ride comfort and handling than most competitors. It through corners with grip and minimal body Steering’s substantial feel at is marred by slow, clunky when maneuvering in tight The brakes offer excellent feel and strong stopping — Consumer Guide

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