We can only hope some of this tech will filter down to normal cars this decade..
Fairly standard (although arguably quality) engineering, cylinder deactivation is pretty old hat now.
Evolutionary rather than revolutionary.
An AMG that has good ride quality is long overdue.
At least this cylinder deactivation actually produces decent economy unlike every other cylinder deactivation engine released so far (Assuming the decent economy in this SLK actually comes from the cylinder deactivation).
must be heavy.. seems a bit slow?
Have we already arrived at that place in time where 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds is slow?
I can see how GT86 thinks this is slow, as in comparison an Audi TTRS does 0-100 in 4.3s and has 50kw less…
*less power than the Merc
Guys, get a reality check. Anything under 6 seconds is seriously fast and if you accelerate it that fast on the public roads you are a tosser and a dangerous one at that. 0- 100 times are pretty irrelevant anyhow. Midrange acceleration, say 80 -120 is what’s important. How fast can I get past that truck and be back on my side of the road. Pedantic arguements about .3 of a second are indicative of small appendage syndrome. My Audi is faster than your Merc and therefor is better. Give us a break!
spot on. anyone can push the accelerator pedal, even my kids could do that. but put anyone on a race track and you’d see them fall to pieces within the first couple of corners. Vettal could drive my wifes VW and still smash anyone driving even this super merc!! its all about driver skill, not how fast a car can go from the traffic lights. When will people learn!!!
The Audi TT RS Coupé rockets from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62.14 mph) in 4.6 seconds; the Audi TT RS Roadster needs just a tenth of a second longer (4.7) The Audi TT RS Roadster has a weight of 1,510 kilograms (3,328.98 pounds).
1 – 1600KG is pretty light for a Merc.2 – This is faster than the TTRS/Z4 and Boxster S.3 – They sound incredible!4 – Legitimately economical – having your cake and eating it.Mercedes has blown all presumptions of being a hairdressers car (pun intended) out the window.First time i’ve been remotely intrigued by an SLK.
And yet, the SLK model will always be known as the haridressers car, despite how nice it sounds and how much the owners deny it. No manual option doesn’t help their case.
1600KG is featherweight for a Merc 😛
“Must be heavy..seems a bit slow?” You must be joking, gt86. If this is slow then I’m the Pope.
I recently spent 4 glorious days with an SLK 55 AMG (2005 model) and it was quick. It could be driven around town and suburbia with ease, but when I stomped it it was seriously quick. In all honesty I never actually fully stomped it, I didn’t need to and on public roads you’d be silly to even try.
All this while averaging 11 l/100 km, getting down to 9.7 on the open road.
To think they’ve released an even better one has me drooling.
If you think this car is slow then you should actually drive a quick car and have something real to reference rather than just some numbers you read somewhere.