While the SL-Class sets the standard in Mercedes’ lineup for convertibles, the SLK-Class isn’t far behind. They have the same general proportions (with a similarly blunt nose and large grille), nifty folding hardtop roofs and high-class interiors. When you really get down to it, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class embodies much of its ritzier sibling, albeit in a package that’s 7/8ths in scale.
The SLK also delivers a similar driving character, which skews toward the more comfortable, cruising end of the drop-top persuasion. Because of its smaller proportions, however, it’s more agile and nimble.