It doesn’t come much as a surprise but rather a flattering affirmation that Mercedes-Benz is one of the most awarded premium vehicle manufacturers ever. The company’s latest in its long list of achievements is the awarding of AUTO BILD magazine’s Design Award to the Mercedes-Benz SLK. Following the tire tracks of the E-Class back in 2009 and the SLS AMG last year, the SLK makes the company proud by bagging the prize for 2011.
Almost 90,000 loyal readers of the popular AUTO BILD specialist magazine voted for Mercedes-Benz’s latest SLK roadster. Now, proudly sitting on top of its hood are bragging rights as Germany’s most beautiful car, a title the SLS AMG dutifully held the previous year upon shocking Mercedes-Benz fans everywhere of its supercar performance.
A big part of the SLK’s charm is its open-air configuration, allowing the driver and passenger to enjoy a higher level of driving and riding pleasure like never before. Despite its extremely stylish physique, the SLK is no pushover with its agility. Of course, no one can resist the SLK’s Magic Sky Control system which switches the hue of its panoramic vario-roof to light or dark with a simple touch of a button.
Needless to say, its all new 4- and 6-cylinder engines are a class above the rest, featuring ECO Start-Stop technology that brings fuel economy to an almost 25 percent improvement over the old model. It’s no question that the SLK is truly worthy of its new title.