Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of Daimler AG (NYSE: DAI), has launched its SLK
in South Africa.
200 gets a new engine that produces the same 181bhp as currently but has more torque.
Looks that hark back to the legendary 190 SL from the 1950s, regarded by many as being the original SLK
, defined the car's low-slung style with its long bonnet, set-back cabin and short tail end.
has always been a tremendous favourite of the petrol-powered lobby but the introduction of a four-cylinder diesel under this bonnet did not come as a surprise.
Gopal Amin, President and CEO of SLK
Global said, “One of the key factors driving our success and growth is the innovative engagement models we offer to our customers.
The compact roadster is the most powerful SLK
of all time, its makers say.
Driven took out the 306bhp, V6-powered SLK
350, although it is also available in the UAE in the smaller 200 and 250 models.
Not just the best SLK
ever, this is a fast, frugal and neat-handling two-seater that'll cost you buttons to run.
Mercedes don't have any excuse for painting the SLK
- but it's also a stunning machine.
The first ever oil-burning version of the SLK
is due to arrive here in just a few months with an enormous driving range thanks to its economy of more than 55mpg.
1-litre engine turbo charged to deliver 204bhp, the SLK
250 CDI is said to be capable of accelerating from 0 to 60mph in less than seven seconds with a top speed in excess of 150mph.
5L, the SLK
also includes a distinctively aggressive design and an impressive sporty architecture.