Car Reviews MercedesBenz SLK 200 BlueEfficiency The AA

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Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 AT Special Series

Car safety


Roof-down is very good — at speed Folding metal offers best of both Manual gearshift is much than previous Mercedes Sporty option is a welcome for keen drivers


At price point more equipment would be welcome Sky’ roof is a useful but, alas, is a cost Auto gearbox can hesitate car is being pushed hard performance aids don’t engage the driver in the experience

third generation SLK caters to a audience than its predecessor, displayed an overtly sporting The car also comes with a of advanced safety kit that’s down from more models, plus a modest of more efficient and powerful

It may still come with its infamous folding metal and it might still only two people, but Mercedes’ compact remains as popular as ever to a design refresh and thorough update.

The third generation SLK is a welcome on past models. If there was one with the original SLK it was that it satisfied the enthusiastic driver, the inclusion of some potent Time has seen that change for the better, and this is more rounded and competent ever.

When driven enthusiasm, the SLK is a forgiving and enjoyable It’s softer than its but with the aim to reach a broader it’s easy to understand Keen drivers can specify aids to spice up the experience, the result won’t have Boxster buyers searching for the receipt.

In true Mercedes the whole gamut of modern has been thrown at the car, everything from the latest devices to cutting edge comforts present in the car or the options It’s also good to see gains in economy and emissions, the SLK’s engines boasting CO2 and mpg thanks to a raft of changes stop-start technology.

Our verdict on the Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 BlueEfficiency

For the SLK is an affordable entry into the of Mercedes sports cars. The original and compelling feature its folding metal roof remains, and over the years else has changed for the better. For the who don’t class themselves as Gods’ this SLK is a well stylish and attractive proposition.

The overall cost of ownership is going to dip into the supermini making it churlish to complain the time comes to pay the first bill. Once you understand the more enthusiastically you drive the often you’ll have to at a petrol station, these will pale compared to the the SLK will generate.

Space and practicality

Adults of build will find few getting comfortable, but it would be not to take too much in the way of luggage if you a driving holiday as the car’s decreases in capacity with the down. Cabin stowage is also modest, with the side pockets useful for more than the odd map. The armrest redeems things but the glovebox cannot be relied to store more than a few of mints for the journey.

Controls and


Car security

Car safety

The SLK with a raft of passive and safety features. From the basic — anti-lock — to electronic stability and brake assist programmes, the SLK has designed to do its utmost to keep you out of The car’s cabin is equipped numerous airbags, plus protection.

Driver appeal

Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 AT Special Series

Steering is chassis response is impressive and the ability to chart a confident through a series of challenging will please owners of the car. Even the manual is good — another Mercedes gripe — the electronic sports aids put distance, not less, between car and

Family car appeal

First car

Quality and image

First cars were rarely seriously by enthusiastic drivers, who saw as too feminine and lacking in enjoyment. addressed this with the generation car and this third-gen cements the SLK’s position as a all-rounder. Mercedes has also well to reverse the less satisfactory quality perception it has in recent years, and significant has been made.


If you class yourself as agile you should have no sinking down into the supportive seats. Once sat in the the driving position can be adjusted to your liking and all the major are within easy reach.

and ICE (In car entertainment)

The standard-fit unit in the 200 sounds good and offers a range of adjustment. Move up the optional systems and you’re by improved performance and connectivity Important controls are duplicated on the steering wheel. Sat-nav, and music player functions well.

Even with the roof up the SLK good

Colours and trim

hues — not a usual strongpoint — all do the SLK justice, as if to the company’s decision to pitch the car at a youthful audience. The SLK’s is in stark contrast with its what with its mainly fascia and cabin plastics.

Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 AT Special Series


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