Mercedes SLK 250 Review | Autocar

6 Фев 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 AT Special Series

Mercedes SLK 250

What is it?

Mercedes-Benz is some big promises about its new This third-iteration two-seater, say, represents a much evolutionary step forward the second, and possesses greater appeal than its predecessor.

it like?

Dimensionally, the new roadster has length is up by 31mm, width by and height by 5mm. Its rear-wheel chassis is a development of that by the outgoing model, with the 2430mm wheelbase but wider

Inside, the new SLK feels roomier its predecessor, largely thanks to its width, which frees up room. The design of the dashboard, controls, air vents and centre borrows various aeronautical from the SLS. It’s laid out and an improvement on the old car, if a heavy on hard plastics.

One of the most impressive things the new SLK remains its folding hard-top Now it has a lightweight magnesium frame and a new mechanism for faster operation, less than 20 seconds to up.

Mercedes plans to introduce SLKs to the UK in June: the SLK200 a 181bhp turbocharged 1.8-litre engine, the SLK250 packing a highly tuned 201bhp of the same four-cylinder unit, and the running Merc’s new normally 3.5-litre V6 with 302bhp. in the year there will be an SLK250 CDI with a 201bhp diesel – the first oil-burner in an SLK – as as the SLK55 AMG, which a new 422bhp normally aspirated of AMG’s new 5.5-litre V8.

The engine in the SLK250 we’re which will account for a chunk of UK sales, seems suited to the car, providing performance across a wide of revs and greater levels of smoothness than you’d from a four-pot.

With 228lb ft of torque at the new powerplant pulls heartily low revs and reaches its 6200rpm without strain. Its best however, is done through the where a combination of forced and direct injection technology impressive flexibility.

The new engine mated to a standard six-speed gearbox, although most will opt for the seven-speed automatic – as to our test car. Despite the of all the fuel-saving technology seen on new Mercedes-Benz models – standard brake energy recuperation and a alternator – the SLK’s steering electro-hydraulic assistance, and at just 2.2 lock to lock it’s a deal quicker than

Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 AT Special Series

But despite all the hype, the new SLK really deliver the leap in sportiness led us to expect. It’s well with good body but it just doesn’t engage or the driver in quite the same way as of its rivals.

In a broader sense, it still feels very At a steady high-speed cruise the has impressive refinement, and ride is excellent. The new model receives damping control, and in comfort it is surprisingly supple. A stiff structure, which incorporates a new located behind the seats, the basis for the smooth progress.

Should I buy one?

So while are more overtly sporting few can claim to match the new SLK’s breadth of dynamic abilities. means that if the idea of a SL takes your fancy, going to like the new SLK a lot.


Mercedes SLK250 CGI

£36,000 (est); Top speed: 0-62mph: 6.6sec; Economy: CO2: 144g/km; Kerb 1425kg; Engine: 4 cyls, turbo, petrol; Installation: longitudinal, RWD; Power: at 5500rpm; Torque: 228lb ft at Gearbox: 7-spd automatic

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