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.
SLK 32 AMG vs Porsche Cayman S
I really love the SLK. My wife drives an SLK350 with the AMG suspension.
The SLK is a really fun car to drive. But its just not a match on the
track for a Porsche Cayman S.
He doesn't figure it out at first, then he knows and gives me a passing
signal. The first passing signal was in the wrong place for the Yellow
Video from feb 2008 at Motorsportranch.com on the 1.7 mile road race track
during an TheDriversEdge.net event. For Details about this Porsche Cayman
S click on my user name.
slk 32 AMG - 0 a 180 km/h
SLK 32 AMG de 380 ch.... Une petite accélération de 0 a 180 km/h pour
verifier la bonne santée du moteur... Membre de l'Amicale SLK de France.
Mercedes-AMG S65 V12 Biturbo Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip 3-24-2012
Saturday at barona drag strip how about drag racing your mercedes and doing
a burnout completely down the race track.
Mercedes-AMG GmbH, commonly known as AMG, is a subsidiary of the
Mercedes-Benz car company specializing in high-performance luxury cars.
AMG models typically have more aggressive looks, higher performances,
better handling and better stability, and more extensive use of carbon
fiber than their regular Mercedes counterparts. AMG models are typically
the most expensive and highest-performance of each Mercedes series, with
the exception of non-AMG V12 models found in the most expensive nameplates
of the Mercedes lineup.
6.0L V12 Biturbo
Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG (2008)These are powered by a variant of the
Mercedes-Benz M275 engine. The AMG powerplant has an all-new design of the
bi-turbo system, which features larger
turbochargers and a new, more powerful
charge-air cooling system, and the increase in the engine displacement (to
5980 cc) as well as many other engine design measures.
These are the only AMG vehicles using a 5-speed automatic transmission,
which has a torque capacity of 796 lb·ft (1,079 N·m), as the newer
7G-Tronic is limited to 542 lb·ft (735 N·m), not enough to handle the
torque from the V12 engines.
Coinciding with the facelift of the CL-Class for the 2011 model year, the
2011 CL65 AMG will have an enhanced engine, with AMG redesigning the Exhaust gas turbochargers and adding new engine electronics.
It will now make 621 horsepower, and go from zero
to 60 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds (0.2 seconds faster than the 2011 CL63), with an
electronically limited top speed of 186 miles an hour. The update will also
improve fuel economy and reduce carbon emissions by 3.5% over the outgoing
model. The 2011 S65 AMG will also receive an upgraded engine making
463 kW (630 hp) and
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
Pure AMG SOUND: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG ( R172 ) - TheGetawayer
According to your comments the SLK 55 clearly won my roadster-sound-battle
( http://youtu.be/L6zo6os-KVs ), which is why I wanted to upload one last
video of this car for you to enjoy its incredible sound...
Full review of this 2012 / 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG :
My website: http://www.thegetawayer.com ; Facebook:
I created this video and I own all rights to the content.
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
SLK 32 AMG - Charade
SLK 32 AMG de 380 ch !! Avec l'Amicale SLK de France... Nissan 350Z, Mazda
RX8, SLK 320, etc...
Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG Review: PowerDrift
The Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG is easily one hell of a looker and 421 HP
producing V8 is exciting as well! But there's a small problem, as we find
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