Review – Mercedes SLK 200 Kompressor

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Mercedes SLK 200 Kompressor – If the get their way, cars more than 220g/km be charged a daily rate of £25 to London. Those cars the threshold will remain at the £8.00 per day.

Now those of you outside the area may not think will affect you. I have a sneaky feeling very soon most cities will take the stance as London has.

us Brits be more like our neighbours and take to the streets in we have to accept that charge is here to stay.

emitting more than are inevitably the 4X4 duped the ’Chelsea and high performance cars. One may they can afford the charges but is really not the point. We live in society – apparently.

If we want to drive to London in our own of car, why can’t we? Except for the that by doing so, five a week, forty eight per year will now cost a driver a whopping £6,000 congestion charge bill.

So this mean the end of expensive and the beginning of the electric car boom? One have thought a resounding but I have found a range of cars that fall the magic 220g/km.

The new generation Benz SLK- Class

The SLK range comprises of the SLK 200 Kompressor, SLK 280 and SLK 350. All three have major surgery with 650 newly developed components to emphasise further the car’s character.

Mercedes, the SLK 200 Kompressor is already laden with on board These include air conditioning, control, electrically adjustable and door mirrors

This is from the onset with new front and rear, plus exterior mirrors with indicators. The alloy wheels been revised while the around the Mercedes star is prominent.

Inside the SLK is a new sporty steering wheel with buttons, plus a stunning cluster with 3-D shaped

On top of this, the SLK 200 Kompressor and SLK 350 benefits increased power plus Amazingly all but one variant, the 6-speed SLK 350 produce CO2 emissions of 220g/km or

Prices range from 30K to 51K for the AMG super duper version. I am to keep my sensible hat on and focus on the SLK 200 that is the entry level and more affordable than the

The uptake is impressive from 1.8 litre petrol engine took only 7.6 seconds to 62 mph. The automatic was just 0.3 slower. Top speed is a reputed 147 mph mph with the automatic) to which I take Mercedes word not to blot my clean licence.

The economy has been improved 32.5 to 36.2 mpg on a combined with the automatic slightly from 32.1 to 34.9 This is good news but it is the CO2 we are really interested in. These fallen by 25 g/km to 184g/km on the and a 19 g/km reduction on the automatic to

This means that manual and automatic versions not be penalised from the new congestion

With the money saved, I splash out on some optional Top on my list would be AIRSCARF is a very clever neck heating system, which out hot air via the headrests. With the SLK 200 taking 22 seconds to convert from a to roadster, no ray of sunshine will be

Second on my list would be Steer giving exquisite on the twisting country lanes.

but by no means least would be the voice control system either the Audio 50 APS or COMAND Simply speak your and the sat nav will obey saving time trying to fathom out how to addresses. It will also voice commands for radio or names from your

Of course, being a Mercedes, the SLK 200 is already heavily laden on board equipment. These air conditioning, cruise control, adjustable and heated door plus electric windows. To all sizes the seats and steering aware manually adjustable.

For the first time Bluetooth free technology is integrated every radio while an £140 will buy you a Media that lives in the glove for portable devises such as to be plugged into. This is the extra as the latest Harman Logic7 system means any will sound beautiful.

The features are endless ensuring you your destination in one piece. are found on the driver, passenger as well as head and thorax Both seatbelts have but in case it really does go the roll over protection continue to protect you and your

Not that this should as the SLK 200 Kompressor is fitted with Brake Assist, ESP and Acceleration control.

Securing the roadster is an with Immobiliser and remote locking.

I am a great fan of the SLK range and was pretty with the outgoing models. with these new 2008 the SLK 200 Kompressor has just got better. The and handling is fantastic thanks to of technology under the bonnet.

The is utterly precise, a real and go job but the looks. The SLK is one of the rare roadsters are simply stunning as either a or a convertible.

My neighbours will be and tuning green with if I owned one which one day I will. may start at £29,710.00 but I have to some of the optional extras. So I go and buy a lottery ticket today.

Jackie Violet.

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