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If you are looking to make a style statement when on the road, you can count on the Mercedes Benz SLK-Class Roadster. Explore this article for a review on the car.

Mercedes SLK - Class Roadster

Mercedes SLK - Class Roadster
When temperatures dip, are you still the kind of person who prefers to drive with the roof of your car down? However, irrespective of how much you like to drive with the roof of your car down, at times you just can’t afford to do so, because no one really likes to put up with dipping temperatures. Thankfully, with the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Roadster, you have a savior in disguise. The surreal machine is blessed with an optional innovative neck-level heating AIRSCARF, which just happens to be found only in the Mercedes-Benz Roadster, making it a one-of-a-kind car. The SLK-Class gives you the best of the worlds of luxury, comfort and beauty. It’s no surprise then that this machine makes for one the best cars in the world. The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class comes in three variants: the SLK 200K Roadster, the SLK 350 Roadster and the SLK 55 AMG. Read on to find for yourself almost everything that you need to know about the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Roadster.

Design & Style
The body of the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class draws its inspiration from the shape of an arrow. The flowing lines of the car are inspired by the design and dexterity of sport vehicles. By definition, the SLK-Class Roadster is a modern coupe that holds its own ground everywhere it goes, courtesy the typical Mercedes-Benz signature style that dominates the design of the car. A short front and an overhanging rear help underline the powerful looks of the car. Twin domes on the hood; a low stance and surprisingly wide doors help put the SLK-Class Roadster in a class of its own. The latest model of the car comes with an all-new exterior mirror with a much larger exterior area. The front bumper has fog lamps, while the rear hamper has trapezoidal-section tailpipes that only add to the sporty looks of the car. As for the interiors of the car, maximum comfort is ensured by sporty seats that come supported by magnesium frames. These seats help provide you with optimal lateral support. The steering wheel is 3-spoked and completely chic. As for the leather color options for the cockpit of the car, you can choose amongst the available options: alpaca grey, orient beige and gull wing red.

Engine
Each variant of the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is powered by a different engine. The SLK 200K variant comes with a petrol engine which churns out power of 184 hp @ 5500 rpm and a peak torque of 250 Nm @ 2800-5000 rpm. The 3498cc engine that powers the Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 boasts of 305 hp @ 6500 rpm and torque of 360 Nm @ 4900 rpm. The SLK 55 AMG model comes with a 5349 cc V8 engine that is capable of generating power of 360 hp @ 5750 rpm and a torque of 510 Nm @ 4000 rpm.

Safety
When you a buy a Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Roadster, you are buying more than a car, you are buying a promise! This is why you don’t need to worry much about your safety. The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class roadster comes with an ‘Electronic Stability Program’ (ESP), dynamic headlamp range adjustment, ‘Brake Assist System’ (BAS) and a cornering light function too. Other prominent features of the SLK-Class Roadster include rollover bars, cruise control with a Speedtronic variable limiter. The car also has sports seats that are blessed with magnesium backrests along with integral head restraints. With such features in the car, you can be rest assured that you are going to be safe in it, the evils of rash driving notwithstanding.

Variants & Price
You already know it now, but here’s stating it all over again. The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class comes in three variants. They are namely, the SLK 200K, SLK 350 and the SLK 55 AMG. If you are looking to get behind the wheels of any one of these machines, you will have to spend anything ranging from Rs. 47, 00,000 to Rs. 67, 00,000.

Technical Specifications & Features

Overview  
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model SLK-Class
Body Type Coupe
Number Of Doors 2
Seating Capacity 2
Fuel Tank 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 @ 2800–5000 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
Brakes  
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

Hope the above information has satiated you curiosity about this excellent car.