Mercedes-Benz SLK Overview
The SLK features a retractable glass and metal top that lets it credibly serve as either a coupe or an open-top roadster. The base SLK250 features a 1.8-liter, 201-hp turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers ample thrust. Our tested SLK250 with the six-speed manual returned a very good 26 mpg overall, but we weren't impressed with the rubbery shifter action. The more powerful engines come with a seven-speed automatic, which is a better choice. Handling is crisp and enjoyable, but it can be a handful at its limits. The ride is firm, but civilized enough even for lengthy trips. The small cabin is well finished, but narrow.
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