Friday, September 02, 2011

Mercedes SLK 2011 Review

The 3rd iteration of Mercedes SLK blends the old SLK with a new concept. At first glance, it is still the standard SLK design but those familiar with Mercedes different vehicles will immediately see that some of its design ideas came from the SLS and CLS models. The change in design helps in weight reduction and better distribution especially through its aluminum wings. The sunroof option even comes with a Magic Sky Control which gives you the sun without the wind.

Under the hood, the basic model of the 2011 SLK will feature a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine. Two more versions exist: the SLK 250 with 4-Cylinder engine and the SLK 350 with 3.5-liter V6 engine. The power is obviously there and Mercedes were able to harness the power with optimal control. Additional upgrades are available for those who want to push the limit on what the vehicle can do. The Dynamic Handling Pack is for additional adjustments on engine and better maneuverability. The Torque Vectoring Brakes feature individualized braking capability ideal for cornering.

The beauty of Mercedes SLK is not only in its power and design. It is also fuel efficient, as the base and SLK 250 model comes with an average of 46.3mpg while the SLK 350 averages 39.7mpg. These figures are very impressive considering the base version can reach 62mph in just seven seconds. 


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