Kleemann SLK 55K S8

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The amount of interest in the car really surprised me, so I thought I’d share a quick update.

Last night I had to join a fast dual carriageway with a tiny slip road from a 90 degree junction. It’s a junction I use fairly often and I deliberately avoid it in the Smart because it’s terrifying, but it’s a breeze (fun) in something quick with 4matic.

Last night I did it in the SLK for the first time and it was one of a very few number of times that I’ve done more than the lightest tickle of the accelerator pedal at low speeds. It has sufficient power but basic traction control…

It’s not easy to modulate the accelerator pedal beyond say 15% movement and so I wasn’t sure whether all hell would brake loose, it would just sit spinning it’s wheels, or it would kangaroo down the road with intermittent bouts of wheelsspin.

From a gentle roll, I shifted up early into second to give it around 30% accelerator travel before opening it up to around 50% once in third gear. It was very brisk to say the least. So much so that we left the Tesla Model 3 joining behind us in our wake.

Not long after I backed off the accelerator the Model 3 whizzed past us to remind us that his car is quicker 😀 and I’m 100% sure that it would have been had he expected us to shoot off and away like that, and decide to go with us.

Then a Velocity Blue Range Rover Sport SVR came flying past us in third gear - they seem to only operate at WOT and in either second or third gear 😀 - before immediately braking hard to get off at the same junction as us, again likely to show us his car is quicker.

Very pleased with it.
 
I need some key rings next but Mercedes have really ramped up the price of key rings!

We just have the standard MB black leather/metal plate ones (not AMG or Kleemann ;)) - I actually found a brand new one in a drawer yesterday, still in its bag! We had a GTG at MB Romford back in 2007 and we all got one as a freebie (it says 'MB London' on it) :)

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I'd never noticed before how the shape/style has changed over the years:

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Wouldn't be surprised if you would have had the Tesla on a roll tbh. Good for getting away from traffic lights but no so good on top end. Car sounds good fun, enjoy
 
But of a myth that...a Model 3 performance can top 162 mph and get to 100 in 8.2 seconds after hitting 60 in 3.3.....well beyond all but the fastest ICE cars. Make it a Model S Plaid and you won't see it again after it vanishes in the distance.....1006bhp, 0-60mph in 1.99sec (including a one-foot rollout), a quarter-mile sprint of 9.23sec and a top speed of 200mph!
 
But of a myth that...a Model 3 performance can top 162 mph and get to 100 in 8.2 seconds after hitting 60 in 3.3.....well beyond all but the fastest ICE cars.
In relative terms an EV’s performance “reduces” as speeds rise, or said differently their advantages are greatest at slower road speeds (and especially from rest).

That doesn’t mean that quick EV’s are not quick at high speeds - they are - but ICE cars which are slightly less quick from rest, will be a fair bit quicker at high speeds.

In the UK and on the road, a Model 3 Performance would drop the majority of very quick ICE cars, unless it’s a rolling race from already-illegal speeds.
 
An MBClub day at Santa Pod would be fantastic, so we could see first hand just how quick EVs are, see the difference between standard and modified cars, and my personal favourite would be to put the various AMG engines up against each other.
 
But of a myth that...a Model 3 performance can top 162 mph and get to 100 in 8.2 seconds after hitting 60 in 3.3.....well beyond all but the fastest ICE cars. Make it a Model S Plaid and you won't see it again after it vanishes in the distance.....1006bhp, 0-60mph in 1.99sec (including a one-foot rollout), a quarter-mile sprint of 9.23sec and a top speed of 200mph!
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Admin: Please close this account. It’s surely been hacked. ALFA would never make such an EV positive post. 😳
 
But of a myth that...a Model 3 performance can top 162 mph and get to 100 in 8.2 seconds after hitting 60 in 3.3.....well beyond all but the fastest ICE cars. Make it a Model S Plaid and you won't see it again after it vanishes in the distance.....1006bhp, 0-60mph in 1.99sec (including a one-foot rollout), a quarter-mile sprint of 9.23sec and a top speed of 200mph!
I'm speaking from experience not reading figures. Also nowhere was it stated it was an M3P, and definitely not an S or a Plaid
 

"The quickest Tesla we ever figured was a Model S P100D Ludicrous+, which hit 60mph in 2.68 seconds.

That Model S did 0-100mph in 6.46 seconds. The Model 3 Performance, meanwhile, took 9.12 seconds in our test, the rate of acceleration slowing massively after 60mph"

And that's the M3P. As I said, impressive from the lights, but a 600bhp SLK will be quicker on a roll. I have near 700 in my heavier C63 and have disappointed many a Tesla who think they are kings of the road in their appliances
 
Lol.....I think figures trump experience every time. Horsepower is horsepower.....if (all drags being the same) a car produced more horsepower it will be faster.....and if it produced that power low down it will be quicker too. Ice or EV won't matter.
 
A model 3 doesn't produce more horsepower than this SLK so why would you say it's a myth it would be faster? Talking rubbish and showing your ignorance
 
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