Thursday, December 05, 2013

Siku - Mercedes SLK350


This is a die cast car model of Mercedes SLK350 produced by Siku brand owned by the German toys manufacturer called Sieper L├╝denscheid GmbH & Co. KG in L├╝denscheid, Germany.

The SLK is a compact roadster manufactured by Mercedes-Benz in three generations; R170 launched in 1996, the R171 in 2004 and R172 in 2011. The designation SLK derives from the company's design mission to create a roadster that was at once sporty, light and short - in German: Sportlich, Leicht und Kurz.

These are the brief history of the SLK350;



2004–2011
SLK 350
- new 3.5 L (3498 cc)
- 200 kW (272 PS; 268 hp) Double Over Head Cam (DOHC) V6 engine
- 0 to100 km/h (62 mph) 5.4 seconds
- Top speed 250km/h / 155 mph (electronically limited).

Facelift (2007)
SLK 350
- 3.5 L (3498 cc)
- 224 kW (305 PS; 300 hp) DOHC V6 engine

2011 - present
SLK 350
- 3.5 L 225 kW (306 PS; 302 hp) V6 engine
- 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) 5.6 seconds
- Top speed 250km/h / 155 mph (electronically limited).


 I don't really fancy green color but since this is the only color choice available so I guess I have no choice, I like this roadster though.




Despite the fact that I don't like the green color but the painting finishing quality is very good, equally matching the casting quality the car model. The exterior detailing and marking is quite good as well, they use plastic part instead of just painting for the front and rear lights - I like that a lot.





One thing I like about roadster as a die cast car model is that you can observe how the manufacturer represent the interior detailing in a minimal way and yet it still looks interesting. Some manufacturer did a great job over the other and I think Siku is quite good on this part.



The most unique thing about products from Siku is that they included this a little bit of additional information about the car's spec and capabilities underneath the chasis;



The way Siku design and produced their wheels and the final look maybe not interesting to some but for me personally it's not that bad at all, looks simple and yet quite decent, at least its far better than those from Tomica's regular line up products and as an added bonus, Siku also gave rubber tires.

Overall, this may not be the greatest product since human civilization establishment along the Nile River of Egypt, however, this is indeed a decently looking Mercedes SLK350 dis cast car model in a vegetarian color - red would be more perfect for me, not because I love red color but simply because a roadster in red is just truly beautiful and always turned me on LOL LOL LOL.


Apparently I don't really have lot's of Mercedes in our collection, so far these are the only Mercedes that managed to grabbed my attention and all 3 of them are from Siku, the Germans surely knew their stuff.



Talking about the SLK350 in red, just look at the picture from Wikipedia below;


If you say that is not beautiful, then I guess you must be a vegetarian LOL LOL LOL...

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