In the past we might have compared the SLK to that cute girl next door, or perhaps even a confident woman in a short suit skirt and naughty secretary glasses.

So weren't we shocked when Mercedes unveiled the all-new 2012 SLK. To carry on the metaphor, the internal monolog most certainly sounded like this: "Whoa... it's a dude."


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    • Thomas Powell
      Thomas Powell

      Built quality has declined and it feels cheap inside and outside.

      about 1 month ago
    • Bonzo Bonzai
      Bonzo Bonzai

      lame. slk55 ftw.

      about 2 months ago
    • Hanan

      there's no such thing as a girls car, sexist much

      about 8 months ago
    • David Barnard
      David Barnard

      4:15 - it has a glass room and for extra bucks you can pay to have it darkened.... I call that a scam

      about 9 months ago
    • Drayzha

      It might not be a girls car but the car is still a female

      about 10 months ago
    • Najdorfa6
      Najdorfa6 if cars were designed just for males. What "it does'n't look like a girl car" means to me is likely that they have uglied the mothereffer up.

      about 1 year ago
    • Christopher Bell
      Christopher Bell

      The facelifted R171 with the sports pack is a far better-looking car.

      about 1 year ago
    • Renee Scherr
      Renee Scherr

      "Not the kind of car you would expect your wife or girlfriend to drive"   ?????    Are you kidding me?  Engage Brain before Opening Mouth.  Hate to tell you, but Girls like to drive tight fast rides also.  Rethink your verbiage before you post.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ivo Covic
      Ivo Covic

      Eltacko smarthome

      about 1 year ago
    • VK

      Z4,350-70Z & 2012 SLK the worst lookin sports cars in history.

      about 2 years ago
    • VK

      Shitty looking POS.

      about 2 years ago
    • OtoSG - 0902499254
      OtoSG - 0902499254

      I subscribe to you, I like to exchange, view, subscribe to yourselves, thanks :)

      about 2 years ago
    • Syed Hussam
      Syed Hussam

      Don't Play Dat Intro Ever Again .. Or I'm gonna Cut My ear Off .. Zombies 😡

      about 2 years ago
    • Top Comment
      Top Comment

      How much would this cost now ? (It's currently 2016)

      about 2 years ago
    • Zac Golus
      Zac Golus In reply to Top Comment

      Top Comment they are $49k to $70k here in Aussie land.

      about 2 years ago
    • Syed Hussam
      Syed Hussam In reply to Top Comment

      Definately Not A 0 Metre So $26k

      about 2 years ago
    • Onetazien

      look at that ugly nose!

      about 3 years ago
    • Matte Linderson
      Matte Linderson In reply to Onetazien

      Look at that broke bank account

      about 2 years ago
    • zerma6

      i cant believe the guys isnt showing us the space in the trunk but just talk about it. why a video then !!!

      about 3 years ago
    • Neil Oxley
      Neil Oxley

      I'm keeping my R171 SLK350, at five years old it still looks and feels new, accelerates like a fat lass to the chip shop, and gives around 40mpg on a long run. Yes, that's right, 40mpg on a run and anywhere between 25 to 28 on an average urban run.

      about 4 years ago
    • rscosworthfan
      rscosworthfan In reply to Neil Oxley

      R171 best looking slk

      about 8 months ago
    • Мейржан Айтбаев
      Мейржан Айтбаев

      крута базара нет я куплю такую идеальный тачка для гонк

      about 4 years ago
    • Mohammad Yahya Chhapra
      Mohammad Yahya Chhapra

      BMW always has that ugly look which never seems to change, on the other hand Mercedes consistently improves all the aspects of the car including the exterior unlike BMW.

      about 4 years ago
    • upforlastnameleft

      GT??? Say What??? WTF??? It's a two seat luxury sports car mate - not a GT!!!

      about 4 years ago
    • hoppermantis

      Girls car, right... looks much like a Clk. And the front end. I do not understand why I am completely against the front end. But it just screams a better made American charger. With a rear end watered down to a Cadillac. love my r170 and r171 styles.
      I love the clean look/angle design and what's not to like opened Top. If maybe exterior aggressive angle designing and a stream lined or even a slim front grill air ram integrated. I like the long front ends. But still better than a bmw

      about 5 years ago
    • peacegod101

      You could also argue that a Ferrari 458 or a McLaren 12C look like girls cars.

      about 5 years ago
    • classiccarz
      classiccarz In reply to peacegod101

      The Ferrari looks like a hot girl, not for girls

      about 2 years ago
    • badryuken

      i like the z4 dude

      about 5 years ago
    • Silverarrow

      Lol love the comment and agree 100%. The guy knows oohing about cars

      about 5 years ago
    • Silverarrow

      Well said. I own the R171 AMG 350. Great looking car and just a shade over 5 secs to 60. I owned the previous R170 230 too and loved it. Some of the motoring press manufactured that tag 'girls car'. Total bullshit

      about 5 years ago
    • Silverarrow

      I agree, but not just against the current SLK 172. I own the previous model of the AMG SLK 350. I really don't like what they've done with the front of the car. The R171 looks way better. WTF I'd this myth that they've manufactured about a SLK being a girls car? Utter verbal dhiarrea this commentator spouts

      about 5 years ago
    • jimi hendrix
      jimi hendrix

      Remember, the Ford Mustang was aimed squarely at secretaries when it was released in 1964. So I guess it qualifies as a girls car, too. Tell that to Carroll Shelby, Steve Saleen, and Mr. Rousch. My SLK55 AMG is a force to be reckoned with. If you see me on the street in my "girls car", you better look the other way, lest I embarrass you in front of your girlfriend. //AMG POWER!

      about 5 years ago
    • jo camble
      jo camble In reply to jimi hendrix

      Ha you drive a girl's car

      about 3 months ago
    • wheatus15

      z4 is piece of shit in comparison with the new benz slk

      about 6 years ago
    • Nyana11

      slk stand much wider and fat on the street the z4 is almost feminim. And the trunk space is better in slk. Airscarf very hood in spring and autumn for cruising. Also the engine sound is deeper and has more bass. Z4 better gear shifter, idrive navi better, engine better :D LOL

      about 6 years ago
    • minityper

      z4, more satisfying mcxcify.

      about 6 years ago