2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Road Test and Review
Half an SLS for Less Than Half the Price
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Review: Introduction
Anyone who has ever seen a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing in person knows the exhilaration of hearing the exhaust note, checking out the car's sexy lines and, of course, checking out its gull-wing doors, but, most of us also know the disappointment of never being able to afford one. While the market for a car pushing $200,000 is quite small, the all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class gives new-car shoppers an equally sexy design with a similar driving pleasure at a fraction of the price. Introduced in July, the third-generation SLK marks more than 10 all-new or significantly updated models for Mercedes in the last two years, and after Mercedes-Benz dropped off its redesigned SLK350 roadster for this weeklong review, we aim to see if a new look and trick technology can help distance the car from its past stereotypes.