When it comes to the Mercedes SLK, review upon review has been glowing. Here NJ dealership Prestige Motors offers a Mercedes SLK review that touches not only on the 2012 Mercedes Benz SLK, but also on its impressive ancestry.
We begin our Mercedes SLK review with a look back at the vehicle’s rich history. First manufactured in 1996, the Mercedes Benz SLK class is a compact roadster, and one of the first modern retractable hardtop convertibles. The SLK designation comes from the German “Sportlich, Leicht und Kurz”, which means sporty, light, and short.
The 2011 Mercedes SLK was a new generation, the R172. More than just a facelift, the car had made some major changes, not least in its implementation of Magic Sky Control, an exclusive Mercedes innovation that changes the transparency of the roof with electric current. Turbocharged engines used blueEFFICIENCY technology to lower gas mileage and emissions. That year, in the Mercedes SLK AMG, Mercedes introduced the all-new naturally aspirated 5.5 V8 engine. The 2012 SLK carries on the tradition of excellence, improving on its predecessor’s strengths with improved materials and easier to use interior controls.
No Mercedes SLK review would be complete without a mention of Mercedes safety features. Raising the bar for roadster safety engineering, the SLK Class features an exceptionally rigid body made of ultra-high-strength steel, aluminum and magnesium. Dual roll bars are fiber-reinforced, and eight air bags and advanced Adaptive Brakes are standard. ATTENTION ASSIST alerts the driver when it detects signs of drowsiness on longer trips. Even with the top down, the safety factor is impressive.
Now that you have read this Mercedes SLK review, you may be revved up to buy one for yourself! If you are in the tri-state area, you are in luck, because you can visit Prestige Motors for the Mercedes of your dreams. Prestige has a Mercedes SLK for sale to suit you, whether you are looking for a new or used SLK. Located in Paramus, New Jersey, Prestige is part of a family of dealerships that has served the area for over forty years. Visit the website to learn more, or plug into the online community on Facebook and Twitter.