0-100km/h times [2012]

The trump cards

Many people will argue that naught to a hundred times are childish and irrelevant, an automotive statistic only useful at the bar counter or in a pack of trump cards. Others will defend this benchmark test as a measure of a car’s performance, perhaps even reasoning that it’s important to know how quickly a car accelerate away from potential harm, or onto a motorway. 

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Tested: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

The vulgar perfection

I’m not quite sure who I’m writing today’s review of the Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG for… except avid petrol heads and, judging by the few brief sightings of its predecessor, grey-haired gentlemen with a penchant for smooth jazz and traffic light grands prix.

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Tested: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

The furious plaything

This year’s South African Car of the Year competition had one outright winner, a few middle men and an undisputed loser. Racking up the least amount of points ever was the Mercedes-Benz SLK350, a luxury plaything that looked lost among a sea of affordability and puzzled many by even making the finals.

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