Before a car exits the factory, it is allowed to spend some time alone in the carmaker’s kitchen. Well, the SLK we tested was incredibly greedy. Joy, oh, joy. This means that, once you enter the car, you have quite some toys to play with.
As we are obsessed with the tech side of the automotive deal, we'll start with the goodies that are dedicated to it. You can play with the gearshift paddles hidden behind the wheel, as well as with the button that controls the adaptive suspension.
However, the main toy is the APS Multimedia system, which doesn’t offer a touch screen, but can be used for multiple purposes, such as the navigation, which is pretty good, as well as the entertainment part.
Scarfs have become a must-have, so the fashionable SLK had to have one – introduced on the second generation of the car, the Airscarf system was also present here.
The two seats are a set of toys themselves, as they were covered in two-tone Designo leather, electric-powered and heated (unfortunately, not ventilated).
The list of optional features also includes items like a tire pressure monitoring system, a dual zone climate control system, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, a system that automatically recognizes a child seat and others.
Of course, the list of standard features for the SLK 350 also helps, brining things like an auxiliary “entrance” for the audio system and multifunctional Nappa leather finished steering wheel.
However, the most important toy is hidden underneath a leather-finish cover, just in front on the center armrest: the button that operates the roof.Continue reading