The R170-platform SLK 230 Kompressor was introduced in 1997 for model year 1998 to compete with the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z3. Setting it apart was its folding hardtop, though its additional weight detracting from the performance of the 185 hp 2.3 L supercharged I4 engine and automatic transmission. The SLK was on Car and Driver's Ten Best list for 1997.
A 5-speed manual transmission was added for 1999 along with the 215 hp 3.2 L V6 and 6-speed manual transmission in the 2001 SLK 320.
An AMG model was added in 2001, with a 354 hp (264 kW) supercharged version of the 3.2 L V6. This SLK 32 AMG was the best-performing SLK ever, and was a direct rival of the BMW M Roadster and Porsche Boxster S. It is only offered with automatic transmission. The SLK AMG engine is also hand built.
Not all Mercedes SLKs were built in Bremen, Germany, the SLK 320 being built in South Africa. The very first R170 Mercedes SLK was completed on January 29, 1997 and last on April 7, 2004.
Summary of all versions and engine specifications:
· SLK 200 - 2.0 L (1998 cc) 136 hp I4 engine, 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 9.3 seconds, top speed of 208 km/h (129 mph). NB Exported only to Portugal, Italy and Greece.
· SLK 200 Kompressor - 2.0 L (1998 cc) 192 hp I4 supercharged engine, 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.7 seconds, top speed of 236 km/h (147 mph).
· SLK 230 Kompressor - 2.3 L (2295 cc) 193 hp I4 supercharged engine, 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.4 seconds, top speed of 231 km/h (143 mph).
R170 With Facelift
· SLK 200 Kompressor - 2.0 L (1998 cc) 163 hp I4 supercharged engine, 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds, top speed of 223 km/h (138 mph). NB Not exported to North American markets.
· SLK 230 Kompressor - 2.3 L (2295 cc) 197 hp I4 supercharged engine, 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds, top speed of 240 km/h (148 mph).
· SLK 320 - 3.2 L (3199 cc) 218 hp V6 engine, 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds, top speed of 245 km/h (152 mph).
· SLK 32 AMG - 3.2 L (3199 cc) 354 hp V6 engine with "twin-screw" Supercharger. Production commenced in August 2000 and ended in March 2004.
1975 to 1995 Mercedes Benz Part 11: Foam Hood Pad Deterioration
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Kent will share a few tips and direct you to other resources, if you decide
replacing your older Mercedes hood pad is something you might want to do
yourself. With the right knowledge and the right glue you can do it! A new
hood pad not only looks nice, but it prolongs the life of the paint on the
hood and reduces engine noise.
This is part 11 of a multipart series that Kent will be filming over the
next year. He will focus on Mercedes that can be purchased and fixed up to
be used as daily drivers. To view the full series click here:
The models included will be:
Late W114 and W115 Chassis Sedans and Coupes: Mercedes 280, Mercedes 280C,
Mercedes 240D, Mercedes 300D.
Late W116 Sedans: Mercedes 280SE, Mercedes 280SEL, Mercedes 300SD, Mercedes
450SE, Mercedes 450SEL and Mercedes 450SEL 6.9.
All W123 Chassis Sedans, Coupes and Wagons: Mercedes 240D, Mercedes 300D,
Mercedes 300CD, Mercedes 300TD, Mercedes 230E, Mercedes 280E, Mercedes
280CE, Mercedes 280TE.
All 126 Chassis Sedans and Coupes 1981 to 1991: Mercedes 300SD, Mercedes
300SDL, Mercedes 300SE, Mercedes 300SEL, Mercedes 350SD, Mercedes 350SDL,
Mercedes 380SE, Mercedes 380SEC, Mercedes 380SEL, Mercedes 420SEL, Mercedes
500SEC, Mercedes 500SEL, Mercedes 560SEC, Mercedes 560SEL.
All W201 Chassis Sedans: Mercedes 190D 2.5, Mercedes 190D 2.5, Mercedes
190E 2.3, Mercedes 190E 2.3 16V, Mercedes 190E 2.6.
All W124 Sedans, Coupes and Wagons: Mercedes 260E, Mercedes 300E, Mercedes
300D, Mercedes 300TD, Mercedes 300TE, Mercedes 300CE, Mercedes 400E,
Mercedes 500E, Mercedes E320, Mercedes E420, Mercedes CE320, Mercedes
Mercedes SLK review - CarBuyer
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Mercedes-Benz has a summer hit on its hands with the third generation of
its SLK-Class cabriolet. Like its arch-rival, the BMW Z4, this roadster
majors on comfort rather than outright performance, but the 1.8-litre turbo petrol engine is responsive, and
still offers an impressive turn of speed. The suspension irons out bumps,
but switching it to Sport mode stiffens it up to improve cornering
performance. The interior is good quality, but the highlight is the
optional Magic Sky Control roof, which features special glass that allows
the driver to adjust the transparency.
Mercedes 2013 SLK Roadster Presentation HD Film
Mercedes-Benz 2013 SLK Roadster Special Presentation HD Film .. Its roots
go back to history's first checkered flag and it's evolved from generations
of the world's great roadsters, but the Mercedes-Benz SLK carries a trait
that refuses to change: the feeling of the wind in your hair. With three
engines, three tops, two transmissions and two seats, it's everything
that's ever been great about top-down driving, wrapped in one remarkable
roadster... TA Mercedes-Benz,SLK 55 AMG Roadster,SLK250 CGI,SLK350
World Premiere of the new Mercedes-Benz SLK
Mercedes-Benz Reporter Matthew K. was live on site when the new SLK was
unveiled at the Mercedes-Benz Design Center in Sindelfingen on January 29,
2010. Join him for a first close-up of this new Mercedes-Benz model!
For more go to http://reporter.mercedes-benz.com
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Review - More than the sum of its upgrades
In the past we might have compared the SLK to that cute girl next door, or
perhaps even a confident woman in a short suit skirt and naughty secretary
So weren't we shocked when Mercedes unveiled the all-new 2012 SLK. To carry
on the metaphor, the internal monolog most certainly sounded like this:
"Whoa... it's a dude."
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BBC "Real Live Test Drive" Mercedes SLK 250
BBC Autos sends Rich McMahon of Montclair, New Jersey on a rainy day test
drive in the Mercedes SLK 250 Roadster! Black Watch Productions puts it
all together in this 5th "Real Live Test Drive" offering. Check out
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2014 Jaguar F-Type V6 S vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG - Head 2 Head Ep. 56
On this week's episode of Head 2 Head, the Motor Trend long-term 2014
Jaguar F-Type V6 S faces-off against the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG in an
all-out fight to figure out which small luxury roadster is the best to live
with. The F-Type sports a righteous 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 making 375
hp and 339 lb-ft of torque, and the SLK55 AMG packs a big 5.5-liter V-8
sending out 413 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. Despite the big disparity in
cylinders and displacement, the two drop-tops match up incredibly evenly.
Which will come out on top? Watch this week's Head 2 Head to find out.
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' 2012 / 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG ' Test Drive & Review - TheGetawayer
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Old Top Gear Brabus SLK
Old Top Gear from 1997
Jeremy Clarkson roadtests the Brabus S-Class & the Brabus SLK-Class
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the
29th May 1997