Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class (2012)

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Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Mercedes SLK-Class

With the newly developed Mercedes-Benz , one of the most exciting and successful cars ever built is its third generation. The new roadster takes driving pleasure and enjoyment to a new level. It blends sportiness with stylish a striking sports-car design total suitability for everyday top performance with exemplary

What’s more, the Mercedes-Benz SLK is to present the world premiere of the vario-roof with MAGIC SKY which switches to light or at the touch of a button. Exemplary and sporty flair come of powerful new 4- and 6-cylinder engines the standard-specification ECO start/stop function. their superb levels of they are up to 25 percent more than their predecessors.

And a set of safety equipment bestows status on the SLK in this segment. its wealth of technical innovations the SLK is once again the benchmark in its

The new SLK embodies the role of the trend-setter no other car, says Dr Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz I am convinced that with its design, its high-quality interior and its at the filling station it will to provide an enormous amount of fun on the in future, too, consolidating its as a cult roadster.

Innovations are of the successful history of the Mercedes-Benz

In 1996 the first generation a furore with the vario-roof, transformed the wide-open roadster a coupé with a fixed at the touch of a button in just a few

The second generation placed the AIRSCARF around the neck and of the occupants as needed, ensuring open-top motoring even in temperatures

Now the third generation is one of its unique highlights – the premiere of the panoramic vario-roof MAGIC SKY CONTROL. It can be quickly to light or dark at the press of a

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

But the new SLK offers more than individual highlights. It assumes a position in every discipline and fun at the wheel in every respect, no half-hearted compromises. It impresses characteristics which are generally to be irreconcilable: it succeeds in uniting comfort and high-quality equipment and with a decidedly sporty for instance.

At the same time the new is the most economical and thus the environmentally friendly in its class, setting new safety standards. And driving enjoyment – and closed, in leisure-time and everyday use is firmly anchored in the SLK’s

Timeless aesthetics embodies sports-car sensuality

The designers tailor-made a body for the new SLK which its classic roadster proportions and them in the spotlight to thrilling Behind the long bonnet is a passenger compartment positioned far and a short tail end. The SLK will tempt potential with the key attributes that all the classic roadsters from and that have also many of them automotive of the brand.

The first feature to the eye is an upright radiator grille stands proud and confident in the and bears the new Mercedes-Benz brand It facilitates the long and well-proportioned and with its rearward light-catching it already hints at the roadster’s qualities. The wide radiator bears the Mercedes-Benz star in a central position and displays a contoured fin, chromed at the

The clearly defined headlamps the look for the new SLK’s face, resembles that of the legendary 190 SL the 1950s, which is regarded by as being the original SLK. But it was not just the past that the were focusing on; with the new front end they also created a close visual with the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG gullwing and the new CLS .

The amazing and measurable proof of the detailed work that has carried out is that in spite of the striking, steeper front and the frontal area, the Cd value has cut to just 0.30 – a achievement (the predecessor Cd value was 0.32).

The timelessly shape of the side view the classic roadster proportions aesthetics of the highest calibre and is a promise of the sporti-ness and driving in store. Fine details and show the care that has taken by the Mercedes-Benz designers. For a fillet conceals the boot so that the side line get in the way, as it usually does similar roof designs.

The grilles in the front wings a chromed fin are reminiscent of the famous roadsters of the 1950s. In the new Mercedes SLK form the perfect starting for a feature line which to the muscular rear wing, light and shadow to add style and aesthetics to the sides. Meanwhile the edge of the wide headlamps which boast all-LED for the first time – appears to flow into the line.

Interior with and puristic good looks

the most compact dimensions in its the new Mercedes-Benz SLK has an interior whose size is exemplary. To achieve the designers have developed appointments which offer the and passenger the highest degree of perceived quality and puristic The interior is characterised by stylish and high-quality, authentic materials have been processed perfect precision and skilled

Even in the base version the console and other trim gleam in brushed aluminium. can be selected as an option in high-gloss brown walnut or high-gloss ash. Four round, air outlets integrated in the dashboard that this model and truly belongs to the Mercedes-Benz car family, their shape a nod to those in the SLS.

The SLK’s round dials are flanked by a for the information generated by the online The colour display for the communications and functions is housed in the centre of the and can be easily read by both the and passenger. On the top of the dashboard, also in the sits a fine analogue – an unusual detail subtly underlines the roadster’s character.

Other high-quality of equipment include a multifunction steering wheel with a bottom section and a thick crown, plus optional leather which noticeably the degree to which the surfaces it heat up, impressive ambient and the innovative neck-level heating AIRSCARF, familiar from the

Unique item of equipment: SKY CONTROL

For the first time is offering a choice of three of the lightweight-construction vario-roof for the new SLK: In a few seconds this feature the roadster into a coupé a fixed roof at the touch of a – and vice versa:

The version is a roof painted in the colour

Alternatively there is the of a panoramic vario-roof with windows

The third variant is a premiere – the panoramic with MAGIC SKY CONTROL. glass roof switches to or dark as you wish at the press of a When light it is virtually offering an open-air experience in cold weather.

In its dark state the roof welcome shade and prevents the from heating up when the rays are very intense. In words: a feel-good atmosphere at the of a button

Innovative draught-stop AIRGUIDE

A comfortable alternative to the draught-stop is a new pivoting draught-stop for the new SLK which has been invented by aerodynamics engineers. It consists of transparent plastic layers are attached to the reverse of the roll-over The driver or passenger can swing to the centre of the vehicle in a flash, taming turbulent air flow.

and efficiency

There will be three models of the Mercedes-Benz available at its market launch, all of powered by new engines with injection. The four-cylinder engines in the SLK 200 and SLK 250 BlueEFFICIENCY develop 135 kW (184 hp) and 150 kW hp) respectively from a displacement of cubic centimetres. The SLK 200 BlueEFFICIENCY is the economical roadster in its segment.

the enhanced, optional seven-speed transmission 7G#8209;TRONIC PLUS it just 6.1 litres of premium (NEDC, combined) over 100 (that corresponds to 142 g of CO2 per kilometre). The model sprints from 0 to 100 in 7.0 seconds, and achieves its top speed at 237 (240 km/h with transmission).

The SLK 250 BlueEFFICIENCY is equipped as with the 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission and consumes only 6.2 (NEDC, combined) over 100 (144 g of CO2 per kilometre). From a it reaches 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds, and it has a top of 243 km/h.

The V6 engine in the SLK 350 BlueEFFICIENCY 225 kW (306 hp) from its 3498 displacement, using this to accelerate in 5.6 seconds from 0 to 100 (top speed 250 km/h). Its is 7.1 litres (NEDC, combined) 100 kilometres (167 g of CO2 per kilometre). The V6 has been completely newly

Its most important hallmarks are its direct injection, piezo and multi-spark ignition.

The exemplary with fuel consumption by up to a quarter compared with the models, is also due to the ECO start/stop which is fitted as part of the specification in all models.

Suspension for the link with the road

Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

are also three suspension to choose from:

A conventional suspension comes as standard

A suspension with harder and dampers ensures a systematically driving experience

As an alternative a Handling package is available. Its include a suspension with adjustable damping. It has an electronically fully automatic damping so the vehicle rolls away even on poor road but still offers high dynamics

Also included in the Handling package are a Direct-Steer and the Torque Vectoring Brakes by Mercedes-Benz. The Direct-Steer system more handling and agility the standard steering, whilst reducing the amount of physical required when parking.

In conditions the Torque Vectoring produce a defined rotational of the vehicle about the vertical in fractions of seconds through brake actuation at the rear on the inside of the bend. This in the Mercedes-Benz SLK stabilising without any where dynamism is concerned, and it into the bend precisely and full control.

Ingenious mix and high levels of safety

The new bodyshell structure has been refined, with the bonnet and now made of aluminium.

The new Mercedes-Benz SLK also sets new in terms of safety. The third of the powerful trend-setter will use of a whole host of the latest systems to support the driver, the drowsiness detection system ASSIST, developed by Mercedes-Benz and as standard; the optional anticipatory protection system PRE-SAFE®, is unique in the world; and the PRE-SAFE® which can apply the brakes in the event of an impending rear-end As such, with the SLK too Mercedes-Benz is and significantly exceeding the requirements by safety standards.

Those to do so can extend the host of assistance in the new SLK even further:

The Intelligent System provides five functions (cornering light country mode, motorway active light function and fog lamps), which are activated on the driving conditions

The Speed Assist is able to detect limit signs using a on the inside of the windscreen and indicate the detected speed limit on a in the instrument cluster

The new Merceses SLK can be from 17 January 2011. The including VAT are as follows:

SLK 200 BlueEFFICIENCY: euros,

SLK 250 BlueEFFICIENCY: 44,256.10

SLK 350 BlueEFFICIENCY: 52,300.50 euros.

To the launch of the new SLK, Mercedes-Benz is an Edition 1 special model the special paint finish in glacier grey. The Edition 1 is appointed and its standard specification the panoramic vario-roof, the Dynamic package, AMG bodystyling, two-tone nappa leather with topstitching, AIRSCARF, ambient and more. The additional charges from 8490 to 8990 depending on the base model.

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