Mercedes SLK 200 K Auto Express

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The sharper look of the SLK is one part of the mix that makes it a credible contender in the roadster While prices have by around £1,000 across the it’s money well Drivers not only get a higher cabin and a host of clever but a revised engine range offers increased performance, fuel economy and reduced emissions

TOP marks to Mercedes. The SLK may seem hard to beat, but the has lifted the lid on the revised version. And it has a few tricks up its sleeve than alone.

The SLK’s price tag has risen by but with a punchier engine and much improved economy, fans should find the model hard to resist.

Its One-inspired facelift helps to it a more edgy appeal, as the aims to meet the challenge of key including the BMW Z4, Porsche Boxster and TT Roadster head on.

But how does the perform on the road? To find we tried the entry-level 200 K version.

prices starting at £29,705, no cheaper way of owning an SLK. The version misses out on the lightweight of more powerful models, but you get the reworked rear end, updated tail-lights and new exhaust

The wing mirrors are larger, and now come with LED indicator New colours, including special and green tints, are also Inside, the cockpit is snug and constructed. The centre console cluttered, but there are smart with brushed aluminium and red needles.

The three-spoke steering includes multifunction controls as

When the roof is in place, the is light and airy, and visibility is With the top down, an optional windshield can be fitted between the to boost rearward vision.

the three-piece metal top takes a lengthy 22 seconds, although the can be performed while the car is travelling at up to 5mph. Once down, are well insulated from

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However, Mercedes still solved the problem of what to do the stowed top. The folded are stored in the boot, which space from a useful 300 to a less practical 208 litres.

As its predecessor, the options list on the SLK is Voice-activated commands are now possible via the Linguatronic system, and you can also opt for a surround-sound stereo. To keep neck and shoulders warm, Mercedes’ Airscarf system, blows warm air from the restraints.

And manoeuvring the car is made easier the help of a new direct steering which was fitted to the model we

An evolution of the firm’s speed-assist and likely to set you back an extra this impressive gadget not takes into account the speed, but also the steering In town, it makes parking and U-turns astonishingly easy. But on the the wheel weights up, which for more relaxed long-distance

With such a potent line-up on offer, including the new 3.5-litre V6, our entry-level 200 may not appear to be the choice at first glance. But the unit is not short on thrills, and certainly won’t be disappointed by its performance. Power has risen 161bhp to 181bhp, and after a sluggish start in the low gears, the perks up at around 3,000rpm.

The six-speed manual gearbox as slick as we’d have but for an extra £1,480, buyers can opt for the five-speed automatic. As well as power, economy has been by 4.2mpg to an impressive 36.7mpg on the cycle, while CO2 output has from 209g/km to 182g/km. But the changes to the Merc are not in the detail, but its appeal.

The newcomer’s carefully upgrades don’t simply the SLK up to date, but ensure that the star has lost none of its

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