The SLK350's 3.5-liter V6 makes 268 horsepower and can move the slick little roadster from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 5.4 seconds. The experience is made all...
... the more pleasurable by a new, quick-shifting six-speed manual transmission; the optional seven-speed automatic is equally as pleasing.
The SLK feels more composed on the road than previous generations. Its ride has definitely been improved, with less harshness over bumps and improved stability in tight turns. You'll find that the steering is precise but heavy, requiring authoritative input from the driver. With the top down, the AIRSCARF neck heater blows hard enough to take the chill out of the morning air, or the retractable hardtop can be locked in place, creating a cozy but quiet environment.