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Where racing history rushes to the future.
Shaped by a rich racing heritage and the wind through which it slices, the SLK-Class wraps purebred performance in perfectly proportioned muscle. From its crossblade grille to its signature power hardtop, its passion is expressed openly. LED lighting adds scintillating style to the inner strength that its aluminum-trimmed roll bars assert.
How a convertible top can transform you.
Like the Gullwing doors of the iconic 300SL, the SLK-Class hallmark is its power retractable hardtop. In under 20 seconds, it folds into the trunk, leaving ample luggage space and delivering open-air euphoria. Choose a standard Panorama roof with a tinted see-through panel, or the electronically variable tint of exclusive MAGIC SKY CONTROL®.
Where the wind speed is measured in nots.
Pure sports-car magic: an open-air cockpit for two that tames the wind as driving passions run wild. The SLK-Class embraces you in impeccably tailored power sport seats, engages you with a racy flat-bottom steering wheel, and extends the joys of top-down driving with its available AIRSCARF® neck-level heating system.
Relishes the redline, respects the blue sky.
Innovative engines deliver more power and torque with lower emissions and higher mpg. Both the 201-hp 1.8L turbo-4 in the SLK250 and the 302-hp V-6 in the SLK350 don't just get you to 60 in fewer seconds. Their rapid-multispark ignition and high-pressure Direct Injection respond in fewer milliseconds, so all your getaways are cleaner.
Eager for the apex, easy on the avenue.
Staggered-width wheels, a sport-tuned multilink suspension, a highly rigid body and our innovative Direct-steer team up for precise handling, crisp feedback and surprising refinement. Engineered to be as cool and composed on city streets as it is confident in any corner, the SLK-Class is as easy to live with as it is eager to live it up.
Handcrafted horsepower from one man's hands
Crafted by the hands of its own master engine builder, the 415-hp V-8 in the SLK55 AMG® is also a technological powerhouse. Joining forces with an AMG® SPEEDSHIFT® 7-speed and such handling advances as Torque Vectoring Brake, it's a racing pedigree you can feel in every rev, every move, and every snarl its four polished tailpipes unleash.
Plug and play, or unplug and play.
From standard wireless Bluetooth® audio streaming to an available 10GB in-dash Music Register, your playlist never has to end in the SLK-Class. And while its available 500-watt harman/kardon® surround sound keeps you in tune, the optional COMAND® hard-drive navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and Weather helps you stay on time, too.
Align the stars, or block the sun.
A Mercedes-Benz exclusive, MAGIC SKY CONTROL® turns its Panorama roof transparent by electrically aligning tiny particles within its special glass overhead panel. Switch off the power and it darkens, to help keep out harsh sunlight and its thermal energy. It effectively blocks UV and infrared rays in either mode, helping keep the cabin cooler.
Connect with you car, or with your friends.
From your car, computer or smartphone, mbrace2™ connects with you the way you already connect with the world. Locate or lock your car with your smartphone. Find your way with Google Maps, Yelp and Facebook. Get help in an emergency or from expert concierges. In ever-growing ways, mbrace® delivers your world, your way, in your car and beyond.
In the moment, and for your future
The SLK-Class raises the bar for roadster safety engineering. Advanced technologies like adaptive brakes and ATTENTION ASSIST® driver-drowsiness detection help you avoid an accident. And if you can't, an ultra-high-strength steel, aluminum and magnesium body, dual fiber-reinforced steel roll bars, and eight air bags team up to help protect you
*All Mercedes-Benz mbrace® services operate only where cellular and Global Positioning System satellite signals are available, which are provided by third parties and not within the control of Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. An mbrace® Package trial period is offered on new, Certified Pre-Owned and pre-owned sales and leases at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer. Subscriber Agreement is required for service to be active. Some services are only available on select vehicles. Your PIN is required in order to use certain services. Some services may be limited or restricted in some areas. Driver is responsible for complying with traffic and other laws. See your dealer or MBUSA.com/mbrace® for details.
mbrace® is compatible with select Apple iPhone models running iOS 4.2 or later. Please visit MBUSA.com/mbrace® for more information.
Roadside Assistance repairs may involve charges for parts, service and towing. Vehicle must be accessible from main roads. Depending on the circumstance, these services may be provided by an outside provider, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance. Restricted roadways, acts of nature and vehicle accessibility may limit our ability to provide services to you. For full details, eligibility requirements, and limitations/exclusions of Sign and Drive services, as well as the Roadside Assistance Program, please see your dealer.
Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth® SIG, Inc. harman/kardon® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.
While the navigation system provides directional assistance, the driver must remain focused on safe driving behavior, including paying attention to traffic and street signs. The driver should utilize the system's audio cues while driving and should only consult the map or visual displays once the vehicle has been stopped in a safe place. Maps do not cover all areas or all routes within an area.
The purchase or lease of a new, satellite radio-enabled Mercedes-Benz includes a 6-month trial of the Sirius All Access package. Check with your wireless provider about data usage while using SiriusXM Internet Radio on a mobile device. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of this period, all SiriusXM services are sold separately, and the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms, www.siriusxm.com. Sirius U.S. Satellite service available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States, DC and Puerto Rico (with coverage limitations). While the Sirius network of satellites and terrestrial antenna provides nearly seamless service throughout the contiguous U.S., Sirius service may be unavailable or interrupted for a variety of reasons, including environmental or topographical conditions; in certain locations such as tunnels, parking garages, or within or next to large buildings; or near other technologies that can interfere with the Sirius signal. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
Driving while drowsy or distracted is dangerous and should be avoided. ATTENTION ASSIST® may be insufficient to alert a fatigued or distracted driver of lane drift and cannot be relied on to avoid an accident or serious injury.
The roll bar system is designed to enhance the level of rollover pro tection compared to a vehicle without one. No system, regardless of how advanced, can eliminate the chance of injury in an accident. Please always wear your seat belt.
WARNING: THE FORCES OF A DEPLOYING AIR BAG CAN CAUSE SERIOUS OR FATAL INJURIES TO A CHILD UNDER AGE 13. SEE OPERATOR 'S MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL WARNINGS AND INFORMATION ON AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILD SEATS.
2013 SLK-Class Overview
Redesigned last year, the Mercedes-Benz third-generation SLK-Class roadster continues to offer a folding metal hardtop, but there's also the option of the Mercedes-Benz MAGIC SKY CONTROL®, a glass roof panel with variable transparency The SLK-Class is available in three trims: the turbo four-cylinder SLK250 that can be had with a manual transmission, the 302-horsepower V-6 SLK350 and the high-performance SLK55 AMG® powered by a big 5.5-liter V-8. Competitors to both cars include the Audi TT, BMW Z4 and Porsche Boxster.
New for 2013
For 2013, all SLK-Class models now come equipped with mbrace2™ in-car technology and optional Adaptive Highbeam Assist. SLK350 models now come standard with features including heated seats, iPod/MP3 interface, remote-operated hardtop, AIRSCARF® neck-heating system and a premium stereo with satellite radio. Fuel-saving Eco Start/Stop is also now standard on the 3.5-liter V-6.
The SLK-Class is one of the shorter cars in its class. Like on the SLS-Class supercar, the SLK-Class grille sits low and well ahead of the headlights; a single chrome band divides it, with the Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star sitting front and center. Like many new luxury cars, the SLK-Class uses LEDs in its taillights and daytime running lights. All SLK-Class models feature a standard power-retracting hardtop with optional MAGIC SKY CONTROL®, a glass pane that can be electronically switched to be transparent or opaque. Other exterior features include:
- 17-inch wheels standard; 18-inch wheels optional
- Standard power-retracting hardtop
- Optional sport appearance package
- Optional adaptive bi-xenon headlights with washers
- Optional keyless access system
- Available rear spoiler
A more shelf-like dashboard dominates the new SLK-Class two-seat interior; Mercedes-Benz says it used horizontal shapes to emphasize the car's width. A standard 5.8-inch center screen houses the stereo and optional navigation displays. The automaker says the SLK-Class glove compartment is 26 percent larger than its predecessor. Trunk volume measures 10.1 cubic feet with the folding hardtop raised and 6.4 cubic feet with it lowered. Interior features include:
- Available harman/kardon® Logic 7® premium stereo
- Standard aluminum trim; optional wood trim
- Standard flat-bottom, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls
- Optional wood-and-leather steering wheel
- Available leather seats; heated seats optional
- Optional neck-level heating vents embedded in seatbacks
Under the Hood
The SLK250 uses a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while the SLK350 has a 3.5-liter V-6. Mercedes-Benz says the SLK250 accelerates to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, while the SLK350 takes 5.4 seconds. Mechanical features include:
- Turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder with 201 hp and 229 pounds-feet of torque (SLK250)
- 3.5-liter V-6 with 302 hp and 273 pounds-feet of torque (SLK350)
- SLK250 comes with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic; SLK350 comes only with the automatic
- SLK350 has standard Eco Start/Stop fuel-saving technology
All SLK-class models come with eight airbags, including head-extending side airbags that deploy from the doors. Additional safety features include:
- Available parking assist
- Electronic stability control with traction control
- mbrace2™ in-car telematics
- ATTENTION ASSIST®
- Adaptive high-beam assist
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
From its stunning exterior design down to the subtlety of the smallest stitch, we labored over every detail. All that´s left is for you to fire the ignition, lower the top and pick a road -- any road, that is.
Leading with an aggressive new design, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class draws on its racing pedigree to redefine the roadster experience. And the result is an exhilarating vehicle engineered for escaping the everyday with the top down and the throttle open.
You'll see it reflected in the muscular styling, led by a heroic grille that proudly displays the Mercedes-Benz emblem. Sculpted headlights underscored by LED Daytime Running Lights and wraparound LED taillights grace front and rear, respectively, and design cues all around come from the iconic SLS AMG®.
Inside the cockpit, innovations abound. Overhead, the available MAGIC SKY CONTROL® panoramic roof panel can vary its tint from light to dark at the touch of a button. The optional AIRSCARF® neck-level heating system extends the top-down driving season by providing warmth on brisk days. In addition, our optional AIRGUIDE provides an innovative wind-blocking system to reduce in-cabin turbulence. And of course, the SLK-Class is equipped with a hardtop that retracts silently in less than 20 seconds.
In the all-new 2012 SLK-Class, Mercedes-Benz also sets new standards of safety for convertible sports cars. Entering its third generation, this trendsetting roadster offers a full complement of ever-evolving assistance systems to support the driver, including ATTENTION ASSIST® driver drowsiness monitoring. Available in conjunction with DISTRONIC PLUS® adaptive cruise control, the landmark PRE-SAFE® anticipatory occupant protection system can prepare the cabin for impact -- and even apply the brakes automatically -- if an impending collision is detected.
Under the hood
With an advanced V-6 engine under the hood, the power of 2012 SLK-Class Roadsters is polished by an adaptive seven-speed automatic transmission. Responsive handling comes courtesy of a sophisticated suspension and Direct-Steer System technology.
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