new SLK - beats an Astra in a bump

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getting so closer to wanting one!!!!!
 

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Bumper Cars ?

...so what if one SLK hits another SLK ?

Does this mean reduced insurance premiums as nether will ever be damaged ?
 

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PJH said:
...so what if one SLK hits another SLK ?

Does this mean reduced insurance premiums as nether will ever be damaged ?
Clash of the Titans! :)
 
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Shude said:
Clash of the Titans! :)
That was on at the weekend - or maybe last weekend - :D

I am seriously going to have a look at a new one when they get them in at my dealership :rolleyes: I've got an SLK200(R170) today while mines in - don't like it - not enough power by any means - but the new one(R171) looks a bit better :crazy: Not sure hub's would run to a 350 just yet :(
 

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Shude said:
Clash of the Titans! :)
Just trying to visualise one of those 'executive toy things' with mini-SLKs instead of ball bearings....

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PJH said:
Just trying to visualise one of those 'executive toy things' with mini-SLKs instead of ball bearings....

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I like that - nice one :D :D :D
 

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@Pammy

I don't know what your current car is like to drive - but can confirm that the new 200 Kompressor feels very quick indeed. Probably not as smooth as the 320 you have now, but I doubt that anything much quicker in a car of that size would be of very much usable benefit in the UK, (unless you are planning to visit the autobahns regularly ;)) Certainly does make you wonder what the 350 and 55 versions are like though !! The interior is very nice too.

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sym said:
@Pammy

I don't know what your current car is like to drive - but can confirm that the new 200 Kompressor feels very quick indeed. Probably not as smooth as the 320 you have now, but I doubt that anything much quicker in a car of that size would be of very much usable benefit in the UK, (unless you are planning to visit the autobahns regularly ;)) Certainly does make you wonder what the 350 and 55 versions are like though !! The interior is very nice too.

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My car is gorgeous to drive - very quick - 0-62 in under 7 seconds - and I use it :bannana: :rolleyes: :eek: It is indeed very very smooth - much nicer sounding engine than the kompressor, and there is a big difference in the speed and performance of my 320 and the 200 I've borrowed - makes me glad I stuck out for the 320 :D

My dealer will be getting a new SLK in soon - not sure which model though - but I reckon it will be the 200 - and they've already asked me to go for a play ;) so I'll be there soon. The new look is growing on me - but I know me - and know it'll be the 350 that I want - not bothered about AMG, but reckon it'll be 350 or nothing - we'll see. ;)
 

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I think you will find the SLK200 is quick enough.

The one I have will be returning back to the continent tonight but on Monday night I had an encounter with a CL55 AMG at traffic lights about to join the North Circular.

It was an all out affair lasting about 4 miles but I was never more than 4 car lengths behind him. :bannana:

Like I said to the guys at the GTG, my only concern is the longevity of the engine as it has to be driven hard to be appreciated.
 
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Tigger said:
I think you will find the SLK200 is quick enough.

Like I said to the guys at the GTG, my only concern is the longevity of the engine as it has to be driven hard to be appreciated.

Yes - I was sorry to not to get to the gtg to have a look :( But your concerns are part of why I reckon I'd have to have the 350 - if the 200 needs to be driven hard to get the fun, then I'd prob destroy it within 6 months :( It's why I like my 320 - I don't have to drive it that hard to have fun. But as and when I want that bit more, I can get it and get even more if I drive it hard - which I don't have to do that often.

Mine gets to 100mph before I know it - the 200 today gave the impression it would get there but when it's ready - still fun getting there as a satisfying sensation of pull, plus the engine noise makes it sound like it's doing more than it really is, but just not meaty enough for me :(
 

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Having driven the forementioned New SLK it does feel quite quick, however it does have to be pushed. Thus I think that the 350 would be a better bet as it would be just as much fun being driven gently as well as hard. So the car should last a little longer. Overall though the New SLK feels alot nicer than the the current model.

Would love to drive the '55... that must be just crazy!
 

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Everybody doesnt give enough credit to the 4cyl Twinpulse engine.

Its superb and very fast for what it is. AS a mini Cooper Works ( yes he did just say works ) found out in the M8 when all he could see was my avantgarde grill no matter how hard he accelerated. I had to cut off before he had to admit defeat.

and .. the best bit . The twinpulse engine still can get 40mpg. Even in 193bhp C230 guise :)
 

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