The addition of a V-6 engine and a new 6-speed manual should help the SLK roadster tighten its grip on the 2-seater market, Mercedes executives say. The revamped car, which goes on sale in Europe March 18, hits U.S. shores as an '01 model in April. With the addition of the new engine, Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. Inc. now will offer two versions of the SLK, the base 230 with supercharged 2.3L 4-cyl. and V-6-powered 320. The V-6 is not new. It is the same engine that appears in the CLK and ...
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