If I was going to try track driving, quite frankly I'd need to have the track to myself. I'd also want to have a spare set of wheels and tyres so as not to abuse my road set, and then there's the question of insurance (I'm sure my policy doesn't cover track driving, whereas it does cover Germany...).
Thanks for writing such a great review.
I've been thinking of ordering one of these for a few months now and you are making a good case for me going ahead.
The instrument display that you mentioned being a basic monochrome is now a full colour screen from 1 June but you may not have wanted to know that!
I believe that tyre pressure monitoring is also now available as an option. I think that the tyre pressure loss system still comes as standard.
Are you aware of any other MY2014 changes for the SLK?
The metal roof has also been discontinued and you can now only have the glass roof either with or without a headliner or magic sky. The latter two being options.
How have you found the magic sky? Do you think it is worth having? My concern with the standard pano roof is that it might let in too much heat and light, especially in this weather.
On the V8 start up blip - embrace it, V8s were never intended to be discreet - a straight six is the silent killer!
To this reactionary, it is disappointing to find some gizmos have a purpose, but most sound entirely unnecessary. I hate regulating speed through constant braking (especially in others!) so the distronic plus sounds 'orrible.