Geneva 2011 – Mercedes SLK – rpmGo.com

Mercedes SLK

We’ve talked about the new generation of the Mercedes SLK plenty of times here on rpmGO. The German automaker brought the car to Geneva this year and as we previously mentioned, the third generation of the model features a lot of styling ideas that we’ve seen in the company’s most recent models. Some of these would have to be the upright grill and the hood lines that remind us of the very sexy SLS model.

Mercedes SLK

The convertible comes with a vario-roof with Magic Sky Control that is capable of varying the tint of the panoramic folding hard-top roof between darker and brighter.

Mercedes SLK

As far as the engines are concerned, the new SLK is offered with a 1.8-liter turbocharged plant that cranks out 148 kW (201 PS) and a more powerful V6 3.5-liter that produces 302 hp (306 PS / 225 kW), engine available for the SLK 350 model.

Mercedes SLK

The German engineers fitted the cabrio with firmer springs, dampers and torque-vectoring brakes in order to improve the ride. The new generation has been equipped with an Airguide windstop system that can eliminate noise while at the same time controlling the air flow in the cabin when the driver is using the car with the top down.

Mercedes SLK

The 2012 Mercedes SLK is already available in its homeland and will make it to the dealerships in the United States this summer.

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