“But what I didn’t know was just how freakishly quick. Ready? 0-60 happens in 4.2 seconds. 4.2! That’s nearly supercar-quick, and this thing’s a folding hardtop with cylinder deactivation and start/stop. The quarter mile takes just 12.6 seconds, and you’ll be moving at 113.3 mph through the traps — a very respectable clip.”
“For one thing, if you’re just going to let numbers totally influence your car-buying, you should know that the SLK55 AMG is just as quick as the V-12-powered Aston Martin Virage, such as the Madagascar Orange British beauty we just tested. It had an asking price of $225,820, making the little white Mercedes (with the big, bad V-8) an absolute bargain by comparison.”
“The air scarf — Mercedes-speak for a vent below the headrest that blows hot air on the back of one’s neck — is my wife’s favorite automotive innovation since electric starters. I really do think Mercedes should make this a feature on every car sold, simply because women love it.”
“The SLK55 hungrily rushes towards corners; the brakes easily chomp into your momentum; and the chassis and steering make quick, fun, controlled work of corners.”
Read the full article at MotorTrend online.