2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Expert Reviews

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on July 9, 2000

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on July 9, 2000

Time, they say, heals all wounds. Time also gives automakers a second chance to right wrongs. Time certainly has worked in Mercedes-Benz's favor, as evidenced by the 2001 SLK roadster. When... Read full review

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on August 26, 2000

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on August 26, 2000

For those who have written off the Mercedes-Benz SLK as an also-ran in the booming sports car market, think again. A new engine and transmission for 2001 puts the diminutive two-seater on top of it... Read full review

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on August 27, 2000

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on August 27, 2000

The 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Kompressor is a roadster for the uncommon pocket. As such, it is the perfect car. Considering its price and overall usefulness, it has no practical value except to run... Read full review


KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on December 29, 2000

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on December 29, 2000

Nothing transforms a ho-hum car like a good dose of horsepower and a tighter suspension. Take the Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor, for example. With the supercharged, 2.3-liter four-cylinder engin... Read full review

Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on October 7, 2000

Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on October 7, 2000

A roadster is the ultimate automotive self-indulgence. By definition, it only holds two people and is designed for fun, rather than practicality. They've been making a strong comeback, thanks ... Read full review

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on August 18, 2001

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on August 18, 2001

Ah, at last. Mercedes-Benz's SLK roadster has finally arrived. This is my fourth turn in the wedgy little two-seater with the folding steel top. But this is the first one that I can say withou... Read full review