A Mercedes That Speeds the Heart

The SLK delights the eye and fills a soul with joy. Best of all, it does all that while honoring the best tradition of Germanic engineering

I got one last glorious sun-dappled Sunday morning to test out the new Mercedes 280 SLK. I put down the top and took it north on Pennsylvania Rt. 170 along the West branch of the Lackawaxen River, one of the most beautiful stretches of road on the East Coast. I felt like one of those playboys in 1960s movies they filmed driving through the Alps. The radio was playing rousing Chopin mazurkas and the whine of the engine periodically burst through the music as the car strained to maintain speed up the steeper hills.

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