The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is a luxury roadster known for its amazing looks, handling, performance and build quality. There is a total wow factor on high end models. Built since 1997, the name SLK represents Sport Light Compact (or Kompact in German). The SLK is famous for its retractable hard top which it almost single handedly popularised in modern motoring. The touch button folding mechanism transforms convertible to coupe with the greatest of ease. Thought by some to be the best looking car around there are several generations. A new model was launched in 2004 but the 2007 model range with its choice of supercharged 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated V6; plus a very nice AMG V8 is a great choice. SLK-Class Roadster models achieved a four star NCAP crash test rating with the European New Car Assessment Programme. Insurance ranges from group 16 to group 19.
The SLK 200 Kompressor will accelerate from 0 to 62.5 mph in 7.9secs and manage a top speed of approximately 143mph. The SLK 55 AMG is the main powerhouse in the SLK range though with a 5.5-litre V8 engine and 360 hlus a top speed of 155 mph and acceleration in the order of 0-62 mph in 4.9 secs.
Mercedes-Benz SLK standard interior features include air conditioning, door sill panels with Mercedes-Benz lettering, electric windows, interior lighting package, Mercedes-Benz Audio 20 radio/CD with 9 speakers and telephone keypad. Also, multi-function leather-trimmed steering wheel with trip computer, outside temperature gauge, seat height adjusters, electrically adjustable seats with memory, service indicator ASSYST, sports seats, manually adjustable steering column, Sienna cloth upholstery and wind deflector cloth. There is also an optional Sports Package including 18inch alloy wheels in 6-twin-spoke design, sports suspension, perforated front brake discs and brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering. Other optional sports features include rear spoiler in matt grey painted, black leather seats with red top-stitching, needles in the instrument cluster and black roof lining.Plus carbon look trim above glove compartment.
Ten years after the first SLK the 2007 SLK Edition 10 offered some special technology and styling features to celebrate its popularity over the previous decade. SLK 10 Special Edition features include finishing in black and marked by EDITI0N badges on both wings, dark tinted tail-lights from the SLK 55 AMG and a red illuminated instrument cluster. Also, 17inch 10-spoke alloy wheels with a new chrome shadow painted finish plus special hub caps with the iconic Mercedes-Benz star and laurel wreath design in black and silver.
2007 SLK 55 AMG comes with electro-hydraulic vario-roof, Bi-xenon headlamps - with headlamp wash and dynamic range adjustment, metallic paint, parameter steering - speed-sensitive, remote boot release, spare wheel and green tinted glass. A 7G-Tronic 7-speed automatic transmission, AMG Speedshift function with steering wheel gearshift paddles and Speedtronic cruise control plus aerial on rear wing are standard. AMG body styling with exclusive SLK 55 AMG front apron and AMG high-performance braking system with composite front brake discs are included as are AMG spoiler lip on the boot lid. AMG sports exhaust system with two twin chrome tailpipes and AMG sports suspension are all included. Door mirrors are electrically adjustable and heated. Interior features include air conditioning, AMG door sill panels, AMG instrument cluster, AMG sports multi-function leather-trimmed steering wheel with trip computer
and gearshift, AMG sports seats, electric windows, interior lighting package, Mercedes-Benz Audio 20 radio/single CD with 9 speakers and telephone keypad. Outside temperature gauge, seat height adjusters, seats - electrically adjustable with memory, heated seats, service indicator ASSYST, AMG nappa leather upholstery and wind deflector cloth are also included.