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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Roadster

By luanpa in | January 15, 2011 | Comments Off on 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Roadster

After quite a long time now, and many teaser images, Mercedes has finally dropped the official details on the 2012 Mercedes SLK Roadster.The model gets a totally new design, inspired by the legendary 190 SL from the 1950s, an innovative interior with features like Magic Sky Control.

The completely redesigned V6 engine in the SLK350 develops 302 hp from its 3498 cubic-centimeter displacement, using this power to accelerate in 5.4 (est.) seconds from 0 to 60 mph (top speed 155 mph).Its fuel Later on in the model year, the SLK250 goes on-sale with a four-cylinder engine developing 201 hp from a displacement of 1796 cubic centimeters.There will be two models of the 2012 SLK available in its first year, both powered by direct-injection engines.

The SLK250 is equipped as standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and consumes an estimated 27 mpg (combined).From a standstill it reaches 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, and it has a top speed of 155 mph.

For the first time Mercedes-Benz is offering a choice of three variants of the lightweight-construction vario-roof for the new SLK: in just a few seconds this feature transforms the roadster into a coupe with a “fixed” roof at the touch of a button – and vice versa: The standard version is a roof painted in the vehicle color.Optionally available is a panorama vario-roof with dark-tinted glass.The third option is a world premiere – the panorama vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL.This glass roof switches to light or dark at the press of a button.In light mode it is virtually transparent, offering an open-air experience even in cold weather.In its dark state the roof provides welcome shade and prevents the interior from heating up from the sun’s rays.In other words: a comfortable atmosphere at the touch of a button.

The 2012 SLK-Class makes its US showroom debut in summer 2011.The new SLK can be ordered from 17 January 2011.The prices including VAT are as follows: SLK 200 BlueEFFICIENCY: 38,675 euros, SLK 250 BlueEFFICIENCY: 44,256.10 euros, and SLK 350 BlueEFFICIENCY: 52,300.50 euros.








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