The Toronto show has finally been entitled to a first-class. And not North America but globally. Mercedes-Benz had booked a surprise Thursday: the first public appearance of the latest SLK.
The convertible roadster to be presented in Geneva next month. Too bad for the Swiss. The model unveiled in Toronto is the 350 with a V6 3.5-liter 302-horsepower direct injection. A SLK 250, entry-level model, is approached later, accompanied by a 4-cylinder turbocharged 1.8-liter 201 horsepower.
For the rest, straight nose, remoulded hood, grille blocked a tongue a little thicker, LED lights, front lights a little more aggressive and reworked within the new SLK differentiate 2012 from its predecessor. The adjustments are less perceptible behind while on the slopes, the groove in the handle was gone. With the Stop & Start system, the coupe convertible has an optional adjustable smoked glass roof. A device used to darken or brighten at will the roof. At the touch of a button, the Magic Sky Control "or not to allow light to pass. The glass may filter the sunlight to allow entry only light, not heat.
Or how to ride comfortably in the sun with the impression of having a sunroof.