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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Mercedes has taken great strides to refine the luxury roadster experience with the SLK, regardless of whether you're driving with the top up or down. The retractable hard top can be had three different ways: as the standard metal roof; as a panoramic glass roof; or as the Magic Sky Control roof, which features a glass panel with adjustable opacity. The optional Airguide uses Plexiglas pieces that rotate out from behind the seats to calm cabin turbulence when the top is open. Other open-air comfort options include sun-reflecting leather and Airscarf, which blows warm air onto the necks of the driver and the passenger. It's a stretch to call the SLK a sports car, but it is definitely sporty, and many of the editors of this magazine have just as much respect for this car as they do for the BMW Z4. All SLK models use variable-ratio steering, called Direct Steer, that quickens during aggressive driving. While these systems have traditionally felt unnatural and unpredictable, Mercedes has executed it nearly to perfection in the SLK. The SLK350's direct-injected V-6 is quick and powerful and has a raspy growl, and its seven-speed automatic delivers silky-smooth upshifts. For those interested in better fuel economy, the SLK250 uses a turbocharged four-cylinder paired with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic and is expected to achieve an EPA rating of 23/31 mpg. At the opposite end of the spectrum, the normally aspirated V-8 of the AMG car will power the SLK to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
2012 Mercedes Benz SLK350 Front Three Quarters
Auto writers are forever criticizing the SLK because it's not really a sports car. I don't know why it never dawns on them that the SLK isn't trying to be a sports car. As a baby Benz convertible, the SLK is supposed to be posh, flashy, comfortable, and quick--a top-down, feel-good machine. Boxster-like driver involvement and Miata-like tossability are not a part of the program.
Top  10 400 Mpg
Sports car buyers and fuel economy-minded car buyers are generally not the same people, but it's no secret that there are plenty of cars on the market that deliver lots of power and reasonable fuel economy at the same time. We decided not to focus on the typical targets, many of whom return 30 mpg thanks to four-cylinder engines and compact footprints, and look at the big, muscular stuff. The following list is the top 10 greenest sports cars (coupes and convertibles, specifically) with more than 400 horsepower underhood.
2012 Mercedes Benz SLK250 Front Left View 2
I drove my first-generation Mazda Miata for about 850 miles the three days immediately preceding my time in the SLK250 and also spent some time behind the wheel of an SLK55 AMG on a closed course a few days before that. There have been a lot of top-down miles in my life recently.
2012 Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG Ducati Concept Front View With Bike
Behold the latest product of the unusual marketing partnership between Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division and sportbike manufacturer Ducati: a new 2012 SLK 55 AMG painted a retina-searing shade of yellow for the 2011 Bologna Motor Show.
2012 Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG Front View 2
When Mercedes handed us the keys to the SLK55 AMG and asked us to drive it to a race track two hours south of the Golden Gate Bridge, we knew we'd be experiencing a certain corkscrew. That corkscrew wound up being the kind used to open bottles of wine at dinner that evening, not the famed corner with the big vertical drop. That we drove the SLK to a race track -- but not on the race track -- is telling.

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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Specifications

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1.8L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
23 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
201 hp @ 5500rpm
229 ft lb of torque @ 2000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)

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