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Having just done a Trip of 100 miles with a temperature of approx 6c deg,I spotted seven rag/tin top cars with the roof down and guess what 4 of them were Mercs.Is it a Mercedes thing?
What’s the lowest temp you have driven with the roof down.?
SWMBO won’t even consider it below 16c deg.
 

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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It is ill advised to lower the top below the recommended temp. (see manual).

However, once the car is warmed up I have yet to find a temp that is uncomfortable.
Watching 4x4s going the opposite way giving the wker sign is a hoot.
Me in a fleece, them in full blown snow gear, woolly hat and gloves.


As long as it is dry I'm happy to drop the top.
 

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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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It is ill advised to lower the top below the recommended temp. (see manual).

There's a minimum recommended temperature to drop the top? :surprise:

I learn something new every day! :nerd:

However, once the car is warmed up I have yet to find a temp that is uncomfortable.

I've had the top down at -2c and been toasty. I figured that's what the heated seats, airscarf, and heater were provided for. :D

Watching 4x4s going the opposite way giving the wker sign is a hoot.
Me in a fleece, them in full blown snow gear, woolly hat and gloves.

Always makes me laugh that! :grin:

As long as it is dry I'm happy to drop the top.
Me too Myk. :tu:
 

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Super Moderator UK 2002 SLK320 Blue
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As long as it is dry I'm happy to drop the top.
Me too Myk. :tu:
I'm the same.


It is ill advised to lower the top below the recommended temp. (see manual). However, once the car is warmed up I have yet to find a temp that is uncomfortable.
Absolutely. Warm the car up then drop the top. I'm astonished how much heat you can get into the cockpit from these cars - and how quickly. It's pretty easy to stay warm in an SLK.

The testing of the brakes I carried out today was all top-down. Temperature varied from 1.5°C to 5°C on the journey (even a short blast down the M23 at 70mph). I was the only convertible I saw with the top down. I didn't even notice the expressions on other drivers' faces - I was too busy enjoying myself.
 
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