Mercedes Benz SLKclass Review
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Mercedes Benz SLKclass Test Drive & Review
The second generation Mercedes SLK promises to be a proper sports car and a roadster at that unlike its predecessor. Unlike other Benz cars behind the wheel is where the fun is.
High waist and small windows are standard sports car issues. The cabin ends a little abruptly in the back making a lean forward stance. The foldable metal roof is a great factor in the overall design. The huge wheel arches and muscular body are great additions although the body is still a little feminine. With the top down the car looks downright sexy. Inside everything is done in either matte black or aluminum. The design of the instrument panels and steering wheel is very sporty.
Mercedes offered the same supercharged 1.8 liter engine as in the C200K with a power output of 168 bhp. But even this engine was capable of a top speed of 220 kmph. The new 3.5 liter V6 generates an unbelievable 272 bhp and 350 Nm torque, but sadly the top speed is limited to 250 kmph. But the way this speed is achieved is phenomenal with a 0 to 100kmph run completed in just 6.8 seconds. At the end of the day the engine consumes only 8.5 kpl in the highway.
Ride and Handling:
The 7G tronic gearbox has gear shifts behind the steering wheel for quicker gearshifts. The transmission works seamlessly with a solid feel. The steering wheel is eager and is eager to correct the car at any instant. Overall there is exceptional body control with a truly sports car like handling.
With the top down the air is filled with a sweet music which is the SLK’s engine. But with the top up there is a complete transformation with little creeping inside the cabin. There is lot of room for the driver and his navigator. But the ergonomics could have been improved.
Most sports cars are safer than luxury sedans when it comes to safety. And the SLK is no different. Even at speeds in excess of 200 kmph you will be safe in the event of any sort of accident.
At 38 lakhs the SLK200 is almost a sports car. But for true performance there is no alternative to the SLK350. But being a two seater could be a serious deterrent to its sales.
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