Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class roadster takes the shape of a coupe at the touch of a button. Read this review to get its features & specifications of Mercedes-Benz SLK 200K, SLK 350 and SLK 55 AMG.

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Mercedes Benz SLK-Class

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Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class roadster combines the quietness of a coupe with the fun of a roadster. It is the only sports car in its price range that has a power retractable hard top. The two-door roadster can be converted from a closed coupe to an open convertible, without leaving the driver seat, at the touch of a button. The automobile promises to deliver good fuel economy. Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is the perfect vehicle for hard-core driving enthusiasts, who look for inspiring handling and unmatched style and comfort.

Engine
The variants of Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class are powered by different engines. The 200K variant gets a petrol engine, which delivers a power of 184 hp @ 5500 rpm and a peak torque of 250 Nm @ 2800-5000 rpm. A maximum power of 305 hp @ 6500 rpm and torque of 360 Nm @ 4900 rpm is generated by the 3498 cc V6 gasoline engine, which comes in the SLK 350 model. The SLK 55 AMG variant, on the other hand, is powered by 5439 cc V8 gasoline, which pumps out a power of 360 hp @ 5750 rpm and a torque of 510 Nm @ 4000 rpm.

Design And Comfort
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class flaunts an arrow-shaped body with dynamic flowing lines, which seem to be inspired from the design of motor sport vehicles. The latest model of the roadster gets an all-new exterior mirror, with a larger reflective area. The car's sporty appearance is highlighted by its arrow-shaped headlamps. Fog lamps have chrome ring and taillights are dark-tinted. Front bumper with fog lamps and rear bumper with trapezoidal-section tailpipes further accentuate the sporty stance of the car. Utmost comfort is ensured by the sporty seat contours with magnesium frames that have provision of optimal lateral support.

Interiors
The sporty outside looks of SLK-Class are in perfect harmony with its high degree of space and comfort. Exceptional build and material quality is guaranteed by the roadster. Black, alpaca grey, orient beige and gull-wing red are the color options available for the leather appointments inside the cockpit. You may also choose the luxurious nappa leather appointments for the interiors, with seats upholstered in finest leather, in either black or natural beige. The multifunctional-steering wheel comes in the new 3-spoke sports design.

Ride And Handling
Mercedes-Benz SLK is characterized by high agility and responsiveness. The transmission of each model is tuned precisely, to ensure smooth gearshifts. The car offers exceptional ride and handling quality. Easy and effortless navigation through the city roads and highways is facilitated by its finely tuned suspension system, which soaks up bumps and potholes. You can convert your SLK hardtop coupe into a breathtaking roadster with the touch of a button - the electro-hydraulically operated roof of the car will be open in just 22 seconds.
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Safety
Safety features, both active and passive, are fully loaded in Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class roadster. Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Brake Assist System (BAS), dynamic headlamp range adjustment and cornering light function are some of the high-tech features of the SLK. The seat belts of the roadster are equipped with Belt tensioners and force limiters. Other safety features of the car include rollover bars, Cruise control with Speedtronic variable speed limiter and sports seats with magnesium backrests and integral head restraints.

Mercedes Benz SLK-Class Price, Variants And Color
The three variants of Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class include SLK 200K, SLK 350 and SLK 55 AMG. The roadster is priced between Rs. 47.5 lakh and Rs. 66.6 lakh.

Mercedes Benz SLK-Class Mileage
Mercedes-Benz SLK is made for style and comfort. The charismatic car gives an excellent average of 8-11 kmpl on petrol version while the gasoline variant dozes out 18-20 miles/gallon.

Technical Specifications of Mercedes Benz SLK-Class
Overview
Model Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Body Type Coupe
Number Of Doors 2
Seating Capacity 2
Fuel Capacity 70 Litres
Dimensions
Length 4103 mm
Width 1777 mm
Height 1297 mm
Wheelbase 2430 mm
Ground Clearance 120 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 5.25 m
Weight
Kerb Weight 1390 kg/SLK200K, 1485 kg/SLK350, 1575 kg/55AMG
Engine
Type R4 Gasoline (SLK 200K) V6 Gasoline (SLK 350) V8 Gasoline (SLK 55 AMG)
Number Of Cylinders 4
Displacement 6 (SLK 350) 8 (SLK 55 AMG)
Transmission 6-speed manual transmission (5-speed automatic transmission) (SLK 200K), 6-speed manual transmission (7G-TRONIC) (SLK 350), AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC (SLK 55 AMG)
Max. Power 184 hp @ 5500 rpm (SLK 200K) 305 hp @ 6500 rpm (SLK 350) 360 hp @ 5750 rpm (SLK 55 AMG)
Max. Torque 250 Nm @ 28005000 rpm (SLK 200K) 360 Nm @ 4900 rpm (SLK 350) 510 Nm @ 4000 rpm (SLK 55 AMG)
Suspension
Front Suspension Coil spring twin-tube gas-filled
Rear Suspension coil spring single-tube gas-filled
Brake
Front Disc, internally ventilated
Rear Disc
Steering Type Rack-and-pinion steering, power assisted
Tyre Size 205/55 R 16 V (both front and rear) (SLK 200K), 2

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