Brian Joss –
The Mercedes-Benz SLK two-seater roadster for 2015 now boasts powerful new engines and transmissions, and is available to order.
In 1996 Mercedes-Benz redefined the roadster with the innovative vario-roof. The four-cylinder SLK models, are fitted with a new engine with third-generation direct injection while the multi-spark ignition ensures sporty driving enjoyment. In the SLK 200, the four-cylinder engine generates 135 kW from a displacement of 1991 cc and torque of 300 N.m.The new SLK 300 replaces the SLK 250. The output from the same displacement increases by 30 kW. At the same time torque is increased by 60 N.m to 370 N.m.
As standard, Mercedes-Benz combines the SLK 200 with a new six-speed manual transmission which has a high level of gearshift comfort and precise travel. The new SLK 300 is equipped with the new nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission as standard. This allows very fast gear changes – especially in manual mode – at lower engine speeds. This has a beneficial effect on efficiency and noise levels.
All the SLK engines feature the Eco start/stop function and meets stringent emission standards. This also applies to the six-cylinder engines of the SLK 350 and SLK 55 AMG, which round off the SLK family.