It looks like Mercedes Benz is finally going to launch the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class after many attempts and promises. Earlier this year the company has announced the launch which will take place next year and gave us the official information regarding the model. This model is not original as far as the concept is concerned; it was inspired from the 190 SL which was launched in the 50s.
For now we know that on the US market there will be two models available: the SLK 350 and 250. The engine on the model is a V8 with four cylinders, with a capacity of 2.1 liters and an amazing power of 205 horse power. The model has 396 pound feet of torque and a six speed manual transmission and, of course, with fuel economy.
The exterior of the car is sporty but it is also focused on driving pleasure. We have a little chrome present on the front fender and on the ventilation grills. On the back of the car we have a huge wrung which takes us back to the Mercedes Benz in the 50s.
The interior of the car is also sporty and it is made of only high quality materials such as aluminum and wood. The center console and the trim parts are made out of aluminum and the client can add walnut or ash in the interior.
The first model which is going to be launched on the market will be the SLK350 which has a powerful engine with a capacity of 3.5 liters and a total power of 302 horse power. The sprint of the model is amazing, the car can go from 0 mph to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds. The maximum speed will be limited at 155 mph. At this speed the fuel consumption will be about 7.1 liters. The engine will be a V6 but a lot of improvement have been brought.
The new model, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class was launched this summer. The price of this model starts at 54.800 $ for a standard model and it will rise according to what options are going to add on it. For the SLK250 the price has not been announced yet but from what we have heard that it will be somewhere around 60.000 $ which means that it will be the most expensive model on the market. If you want a luxurious car from Mercedes Benz this is the car to buy.
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Pictures Gallery