MercedesBenz SLK 250 CDI AskMen

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Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 AT Special Series

Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 CDI

THE ASKMEN TAKE

0-60 time: 6.7 secs

MPG / 56.5mpg (Combined)

We’re partial to the latest gen Mercedes-Benz having slung a few through precarious passes last But until now, each one sampled shared that thirst for the green pump this one, however, This is the first ever roadster Mercedes has produced.

you read that right a diesel roadster. For some, it will always be a dilution too far but for it could very well be the they’ve been waiting for to take a more rational into roadster ownership.

Undercutting the petrol-flavoured SLK 250’s tag by a couple of grand whilst improving its running costs and emissions, this unconventional two-seater is much more just another alternative.

We some time with latest unique proposal to see if we park our traditional preconceptions come with the prospect of an roadster.

With Le Mans-wining cars now supping on diesel and concepts boasting mind-blowing stats, we really shouldn’t the feasibility of high performance fuelled machines. however, the SLK 250 CDI alluding to be a true sports It’s raison d’etre as a world premium roadster in another direction — towards that of cunningly frugality.

The 2.1-litre, 4-cylinder unit in the SLK 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY AMG SPORT EDITION 125 we (to give it it’s full was a surprise in many ways. Not did Mercedes not opt for a juicy V6, but it’s got a 500 Nm of max torque plus a genuinely fuel consumption of 56.5 With all those perks, having your cake and it at the same time.

Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 AT Special Series

Of course, the of cash-rich, petrol-fuelled motoring is when you turn this key. The familiar diesel signals ignition and, pressing on, it’s notably tuneful than it’s alternatives. But at speed things down considerably as the seven-speed gearbox sweetly hustles along with trademark

Handling largely feels the as with a petrol SLK, but the front-end will inevitably and understeer a little earlier on the ragged edge. Steering is a balanced hands-on pleasure, as it is every third-gen SLK, appreciated whilst sitting, and with your hips the rear axle, with levels of grip that reassuring levels of confidence.

the diesel SLK took its time following the traditional petrol-powered available from launch, the sharply sculpted style has improved. Why? Just at the freshly revealed, £85k+ SL and there’s your answer: its similarity.

The huge, protruding grille by the XXL three-pointed-star, squared-off, LED-encrusted spoiler (exaggerated in the AMG Sport we tested) and rakish horizontal and bonnet vents give small car genuine big-car You simply can’t call the new SLK anymore. If you do, it’s only out of

The retractable hard-top, complemented by Magic Sky Control glass that switches at the touch of a from see through to opaque, is engineered albeit a little on the side. A big bonus, though, is the boot space; even the roof stowed, there’s room for more than your laptop.

The interior is modeled on big-car too. Expertly finished a generous array of stylish options, it’s comfortable, and relatively roomy, too. The warming Air Scarf and heated certainly if your Britain-bound for of the year, are essential. Upgrading to the Harman Kardon surround system also makes especially so with the acoustically diesel plumbed in under the


Starting at a reasonable £36k, the SLK 250 CDI is a buy if you’re going to be put the miles in but, once appropriately you’re realistically looking the £44k mark. Still, half the price of the larger SL and you won’t feel half the pain fueling it up.

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