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    • Performance numbers for the M276 3.5 liter direct injected V6 in the SLK350 from Insideline - 13.8@101.3

      Insideline has tested the new SLK350 with the M276 3.5 liter direct injected and naturally aspirated V6. The motor is rated at 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The car ran a respectable 13.8@101 in the 1/4 mile although we expected a little more out of this new motor. The previous generation SLK350 with just 268 horsepower was tested by Car and Driver at 13.8@103 making the performance numbers for the new car and new motor a little disappointing. The new car is about 150 pounds heavier but the new motor should have easily offset that.




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      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Not impressive at all. Nice looking little car though...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        Not impressive at all. Nice looking little car though...
        It is a bit underwhelming. The AMG should be a beast though.
      1. hooleyboy's Avatar
        hooleyboy -
        I think its impressive. its a V6, NA. With some aftermarket support. You could see this car int he 12's. Considering a few years ago NA 55's were running 13's out of the box. So for a V6 NA to run 13's... Its impressive, pending on what your car comparing it to. Not to mention, this could open the door to more modded benz's. A stock G37 runs like 13.7, Keep in mind the SLK350 has about 30 less HP than a G37. So its not bad at all. another thing to note. C&D says there is enough room for turbos with this new V6. So if company comes out with a turbo kit at safe boost levels. it will be a game changer. I really think this car has some potential and at a smaller price than the AMG.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hooleyboy Click here to enlarge
        I think its impressive. its a V6, NA. With some aftermarket support. You could see this car int he 12's. Considering a few years ago NA 55's were running 13's out of the box. So for a V6 NA to run 13's... Its impressive, pending on what your car comparing it to. Not to mention, this could open the door to more modded benz's. A stock G37 runs like 13.7, Keep in mind the SLK350 has about 30 less HP than a G37. So its not bad at all. another thing to note. C&D says there is enough room for turbos with this new V6. So if company comes out with a turbo kit at safe boost levels. it will be a game changer. I really think this car has some potential and at a smaller price than the AMG.
        How is it impressive when the previous model was doing the same if not better with less HP?
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        I like nothing about this car.
        Look? no
        Speed? no
        60K pricetag? no
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        I like nothing about this car.
        Look? no
        Speed? no
        60K pricetag? no
        What about the folding hardtop?
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        No as well. the problem with Benz hardtop roof is they are really well made. quality is top notch so sometimes you forget it's a hardtop.
        However, BMW sucks at building roofs and everytime you sit in a hardtop BMW you realize it's a convertible lol.