Visiting a city can be an important deal. Fist of all, you have to choose the right location, one that has special things to offer. Then, there’s the route, as well as your way around it, and the list of things to do in order to have a sweet experience can go on for a few lines. However, Mercedes has reduced the answers to all these questions to just three letters: S, L and K. Yes, one of the things that the SLK does best is to take you around town in style and bring a smile on your face while doing this.
You see, this is where something that might be seen as a weakness of the SLK, the fact that it’s fast, but not all that focused on raising the hair on your racing clothing, becomes an asset. This is because the car feels relaxed on any occasion, allowing you to cruise on urban roads.
The overall visibility is decent, while the compact dimensions of the car will allow you to “blitz” through the traffic. Of course, you have to add the fact that you can always literally set the sky as the limit above your head.
The vehicle we tested was fitted with the Parktronic parking sensors, so this part of the urban game was also taken care of.
Of course, there are also parts of the car that dent its urban armor. First of all, the engine is economical, but you'll still have to struggle a bit to achieve a fuel efficiency of 18.8 mpg (12.5 liters per 100 km).
Then, there’s the ride height-rough suspension couple, which makes certain parts of the city difficult to access.
However, city driving manages to conceal some of the car’s weaknesses, such as the brakes, that don’t really know how to stop a car, and the transmission, which hasn’t learned how to change gears too well. At the kind of speeds you use inside a crowded city, you won’t get to feel these issues to much.Continue reading
Hold on, Lou Cheeka would like to say something...
Now this has to be the best sports car design! Just look at that mean face. And those wheels, what more could you want then having “AMG” written on your rims? All the girls dig this baby, especially when you ride topless. You don’t even have to put your left arm out the window, you’ll get all the attention anyway.
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