Apparently some Australians been complaining to Mercedes that the SLK 200 is not enough for them and the SLK 350 is way too much! So they responded by launching the new SLK 300 V6, which is something in between. The car’s 3.0 liter V6 unit develops 170 kw and 300 nm of torque and averages 9.1 liters per 100 km.
In comparison, the SLK 200 delivers 135kW and has average fuel consumption of 8 liters per 100 km and the SLK 350 has 225 kw with 9.6 l/100km fuel economy. The SLK 300 is also priced higher than the 200 and less than the 350.
The car comes standard with an AMG body kit and wheels, and also feature direct-steer system with variable power assistance. The direct-steer system is derived from Mercedes-Benz’ speed-sensitive power steering system and operates purely mechanically. This dispenses with the need for elaborate actuator units and complex sensors, which would otherwise impair the flow of forces between the wheels and hands, thereby compromising steering precision.Mercedes SLK 300 Launched In Down Under,