Magnificent Merc grabs attention
But it is easy to see why this car comes at the cost it does.
Reeking of quality and possessing an air of class, and sophistication the SLK 350 is also classic and sporty.
The engine is linked to t h e superbly w e l l - engineered 7G automatic transmission — which ultimately provides you with a smooth-shifting adaptable winner.
You can also choose a manual transmission if you prefer.
The SLK350 also has great steering.
At the wheel you enjoy a nice blend of feeling and response.
Sitting tautly on its sportorientated chassis, the car is capable of handling quick corners with supreme control.
The inside of the SLK350 is pleasantly comfortable, especially with fully adjustable leather seats.
A chunky multifunctional steering wheel is great to hold snuggly in the palm of your hands, and it has the car audio, multifunctional display, optional phone and dual climate control switches at your fingertips.
The SLK 350 is not just about looking good.
It is also justifiably practical.
The car certainly doesn’t cut any corners on safety.
The SLK350 has dual front and side airbags, and anti-lock brakes.
The speed-sensitive steering, Electronic Stability Program and Traction Con- trol enable the driver to have complete control, and mastery, of the road ahead.
My mum enjoyed being shown around Darwin in premium style.
And I will enjoy not having to compete for her love with an SLK 350 when I drop her back at the airport on Tuesday morning.
The Mercedes Benz SLK350 that I test drove is available at Kerrys Automotive Group, Stuart Park, for $94,990