Given its first redesign because the model has been around since 1997, the SLK remains a concise two-seater sports car, however has a nose styled to emulate the SLR, as well as an altogether more ‘grown up’ look than its predecessor.
A brand new three-engine option pack provides the entry level package of the 163PS four cylinder supercharged petrol engine, the familiar 3.3 litre V6, and for the very first time in the small roadster, V8 power within the shape of the AMG55 engine.
This latter unit puts the diminutive sportster into territory normally occupied by true super cars. Seven speed automatic transmission puts this latter model into its class.
Despite sharing a considerable number of parts using the Chrysler Crossfire, SLK continues to benefit from the status of their own distinct personality, feeling sharper and cleaner than its American stable mate.