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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 [w/video]

Sport, Compact, Light? Two Out of Three Ain't Bad Sportlich, Leicht, Kompakt. If your German is as spotty as ours, that stands for " Sporty, Light, Compact," and it's telling that those are the three letters used by Mercedes-Benz as an adopted moniker for the small hardtop/convertible coupe that it released all the way back in 1996. Thing is, it never really stood out as any of those things: Sporty, but certainly not powerful. Light, but, at a hair over 3,000 pounds, far from featherweight. Compact? Sure, a 94-inch wheelbase sounds about right, but the car has gotten bigger with every... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.5L V6
Power:
302 HP / 273 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed Automatic
MSRP:
$68,545 as tested
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