The SLK 350 . Its 3498cc now produces 305bhp – some 33bhp more than its predecessor. In this techno-zeitgeist age it’s nice to see some good ol’ fashioned engine tuning at work here; the compression ratio is up, the valves are lighter, the pistons are new, the valve seats are deeper and the rev limit has been raised to 7200rpm. Torque is also up – by 7lb ft – and Mercedes claims an improvement in fuel consumption and a cut in emissions too.
Very quick. a 5.4 second 0-62mph time – six-speed manual or seven-speed