Mercedes Benz SLK350 car review Mercedes Benz SLK350; remodeled…

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Mercedes Benz SLK350: roadster is well-rounded for 2012

The hardtop convertible boasts a look and an interior that with class and elegance. On the it drives with an eager

For 2012, Mercedes remodeled its roadster to such a degree Ty Pennington would be proud. The SLK350 is an impeccably well-rounded that asserts its sportiness than merely hinting at it.

effort is a little overdue. SLKs had a petite curvaceousness foretold a leisurely demeanor than a sporty one.

enthusiasts noticed and demurred in of more masculine competitors the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z4, models could eat the SLK’s lunch it came to aggressive driving. the Mercedes’ provided only a bit in the way of unique features or luxury to

This 2012 SLK drives an eager tenacity that lure back a few of those while heaping on the style and the marque is known for.

At the of this SLK is a potent 3.5-liter V-6 that puts out 302 horsepower and 273 of torque.

Mercedes says 3,400-pound roadster will do 0 to 60 in 5.4 such acceleration practices a positively sonorous engine as it to a 6,800 rpm redline. Yet it’s enough during regular so as not to bother the car’s occupants.

the same can’t be said for the intrusive exhaust system. Top up or even the slightest squeeze on the gas a raspy sound to dominate the I’m all for spirited sensory from a sports car, under hard acceleration, but the equivalent of someone open-mouth over your shoulder you drive is rarely appreciated.

This intrusion aside, the of the SLK’s driving characteristics are

Complementing the engine nicely and its power available to the rear is a seven-speed automatic transmission. Its are succinct whether they’re by the car or the driver, who has the option of shifting with the shifter or with the wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

The has three modes, the default being Eco. Though term is often synonymous laggard, sacrificed performance, in application the Eco mode should just be regarded as normal. and Manual modes are the other two though beware that in the transmission will shift it sees fit, even if you asked it to.


The transmission certainly is an efficient though. During more 600 miles of mostly freeway I averaged 26.1 miles per The Environmental Protection Agency the car at 20 mpg in the city, 29 on the highway.

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On the road, the chassis refuses to wiggle the power top up. But stow it and hit the bumps and you feel the flex, however that often plagues Otherwise, the car’s steering and are nicely balanced and provide a level of feedback that confidence.

Overreach your skill and the standard traction control you in subtly. Should you really out of line, wonderfully firm brakes are able to briskly the car.

All told, handling on the SLK is more rapacious than its but a BMW Z4 or Porsche Boxster will still out-dance it.

Regardless, at your dance partner better than it ever With this iteration, wisely avoided the temptation to on design gimmicks to make roadster look like a version of its current supercar, as the did with the previous SLK.

the SLK’s design is straightforward a handsomeness born out of more edges and sharp lines. It has the of its bigger brother, the SL, just one shrank in the wash.

Admittedly, the car looks better the power top folded into the an operation that takes than 20 seconds. With the top up, the sleek roofline looks and almost too small for the rest of the The trunk itself can hold a of carry-on suitcases and an overnight bag the top up, or one of each with it stowed.

The of the SLK drips with class and This is an interior that age far better than many of its Brushed metal trim this grace, and it’s with polished wood and black plastic throughout the flat-bottomed steering wheel and

It’s nice to see Mercedes’ return to a world-class status, but the doesn’t do it on execution alone. The SLK is with innovative features the Airscarf ventilation system will cycle warm air a vent at the bottom of the headrest for motoring on chillier days.

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