The 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is a compact luxury sports car with a power-retractable hardtop. The SLK is available in three trims; the SLK300, SLK350, and the SLK55 AMG. The SLK300 is powered by a 228 hp 3.0L V6, and the SLK350 uses a 3.5L V6 which produces 300 hp. At the top of the lineup is the SLK55 AMG which shoves a 5.5L V8 engine under the hood, and it develops 355 hp. The SLK300 comes standard with a six-speed manual but a seven-speed automatic is optional. The other two trims come standard with the seven-speed auto.Read more Read less
Not much is new for the 2010 SLK-Class, as it was just freshened for the 2009 model year. There is a new available 17-inch wheel design with five twin spokes, and the SLK300 comes in a special Diamond White limited edition with exclusive paint and sportier suspension. There are still three models for 2010, the SLK300, SLK350 and AMG-tuned SLK55.
Sexy roadster styling; sporty performance; lots of safety features in a convertible
The SLK-Class lacks in two things roadsters usually have in abundance: wind noise and poor rear visibility. This can be credited to the well-designed power-retractable hardtop works well, and is not fussy, and the head restraints have warm air vents that blow on the driver's and passenger's necks keeping them warm even when the roof is open. Handling is sporty and quick, and the interior is as comfy as the ride. The SLK300 and SLK350 get a respectable 26 mpg on the highway.