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2012 Mercedes Benz SLK Class

Published July 21, 2012

While the iconic Mercedes-Benz SLK Class has been famous for its nicely retractable rooftop
convertible design, the ongoing competition in the market has seen this turn into a feature that
other cars manufacturers also cashed in on. What this meant for the original SLK is that it needed to
rely on its other assets to attract customers and maintain its share in the market.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK class has been redesigned in many ways. The new design resembles
the vintage 1950s SL model and yet keeps up with the contemporary sporty design that one expects
from the latest addition to Mercedes-Benz’s arsenal of cars.

The SLK class now features a large front grille that makes it look like the untamed monster that you
expect it to be. The overall driving experience has been taken into consideration by Mercedes this
time around and now features a much more comfortable and intuitive outlook. The sporty tuning of
the SLK definitely seems to have worked out with the suspensions responding much better now.

The interiors follow suite from the exteriors and provide sporty feel meant to highlight a
sophisticated class. One outstanding feature is the Magic Sky Control. It is nothing but a glass roof
that can be controlled to switch over to light from dark and vice versa. When set in the ‘light’ mode,
it allows the light to come in keeping it the ride a comfortable one for the summer. The ‘dark’ mode
sets up the ride to give shade inside when driving in a sunny weather.

Two models of the 2012 Mercedes Benz SLK Class will be available in the market. The SLK 350 model
will run on a 3.5 liter V6 engine that has been developed very recently by Mercedes-Benz. It picks
up to 60 mph from 0 in a matter of 5.4 seconds with a fuel economy of 20 mpg in the city, 29 mpg in
the highway and 23 mpg combined. The other available model is the SLK 250 which is powered by a

turbocharged 1.8 liter four cylinder engine which is capable of delivering 201 HP and accelerate from
0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. The fuel economy with the SLK250 is 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on
the highway.

To look at the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK class as a complete package, it sure is an irresistible one. The
2012 model continues to improve on its predecessors and this time provides comfort combined with
sportiness and class of a convertible roadster.

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