The Mercedes-Benz GLK350 debuted for the 2010 model year in North America as a compact luxury crossover SUV and it was bad. It was really bad. The styling was bizarre with odd proportions, the powertrain was average at best, and the interior was some of the worst garbage Mercedes-Benz ever produced. Pre-molded hard plastic over everything with glossy plastic faux wood joined by vinyl seats that split and peeled if you looked at it the wrong way. Even the infotainment was a massive disappointment with its small screen and bad resolution. This is purely just a post to remind you how bad these things were and to never ever buy one. I hope I’m clear enough.
I guess lightning does strike twice. Last November I took a look at a 2008 Wiesmann GT MF4 which ended up being one of the more popular posts for the year – and that surprised me. Looking back, maybe it was because we almost never see them and most don’t even know they exist. Wouldn’t you have it, I bump into the roadster model of the GT MF4, the GT MF4-S. Outside of being a roadster, the biggest change is the powertrain. The popular M3-sourced BMW S65B40 is paired with a seven-speed DCT automatic gearbox. Talk about an upgrade.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2010 Wiesmann MF4-S Roadster at Car Gallery Aaldering
While the United States might be Porsche’s second largest market, that doesn’t mean we always get the fun stuff when it comes to special edition models. A lot of times it just isn’t worth it for Porsche to make a US legal version, thus we are stuck with every single other model they do bend over backwards to sell us. One of the most popular, and now most expensive models, was the 2010 911 Sport Classic. Porsche claimed it was inspired by the 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 and it had one of the most interesting and subtle changes you might not even notice, a double-dome roof. Other special equipment includes 19″ Fuchs-style wheels, a SportDesign front lip and ducktail spoiler, some contrasting racing stripes, carbon-ceramic brakes, adaptive sport seats with some cool trim, and the “Power Kit” on the 3.8-liter flat-six. Production was limited to 250 cars and the sticker price came in at €169,300. That was nearly GT2 money at the time. However, if you were lucky to buy one of these when new…..it was money well spent.