Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Waynesville, OH
Vehicle: 2010 Silver SLK 350
Other Toys: BMW 135i and big fat grouchy black cat!
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About all the AMG moniker really means is the engine is hand assembled! I consider that option to be totally worthless. I'd prefer my engine to be put together on an automated assembly line, less chances for mistakes. The guy at the AMG facility might drop his bratwurst into one of the cylinders! Anyway, AMG is supposedly responsible for the design of Mercedes high performance engines, suspension systems, etc.
Your car is likely denigrated, because the K in SLK is now changed to C actually a pretty dumb move on the part of Mercedes. The car has lost its identity with its predecessors. Also the car needed an update in a lot of areas like the interior, the integrity of the body structure, etc. Seeing the model is a slow seller probably due to the SUV craze, Mercedes didn't want to spend the development dollars especially considering the car is soon to be axed from Mercedes lineup.
Frankly, I wouldn't buy it. I don't want a twin turbo V6 due to possible issues with a new engine design. Also, the price is very steep on this car. When I buy a new car, I always purchase at the end of the production run for a model, for example my car was close to the end of the line.