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Mercedes-Benz A 200 AT Special Series

Mercedes-Benz R171

R171 represents the second generation of Mercedes-Benz SLK and is slightly larger than its predecessor the R170. The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is a luxury roadster built by the German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz since 1997. The nomenclature was designated to reflect the company’s intentions for the car – that it be Sportlich (sporty), Leicht (light), and Kurz (short). Production ran from 2004 until 2011 when it was replaced by the R172 .

Performance [ edit ]

SLK 55 AMG Black Series (2006-2008) [ edit ]

It is a version with engine rated 400 PS (290 kW; 390 hp) and 520 N·m (380 lb·ft), restyled AMG front apron with large air intakes, additional transmission oil cooler and the high-performance steering gear oil cooler, aluminium front strut brace, new carbon fiber side air outlets, wider carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) front fenders, CFRP non-retractable hardtop, 19-inch light alloy wheels with 235/35ZR19 front and 265/30ZR19 rear tires (optional sport tires are available without extra charge), black pearl velour AMG sport bucket seats without side airbags, CF trunk spoiler, carbon fibre door panel lining and trim parts. The vehicle has curb weight of 1,495 kg (3,296 lb), 45 kg (99 lb) lighter than the basic vehicle. Engine performance increase comes largely from the long tube headers and a revised ECU.

The vehicle went on sale in Germany beginning in July 2006 with MSRP of €107,300 (incl. 16% VAT). [ 6 ]

Special Editions [ edit ]

Edition 10 (2007) [ edit ]

It is a version commemorating the 10th anniversary of SLK-Class vehicles. The concept vehicle originally appeared in 2006 Paris Motor show [ 7 ] and was based on SLK 280 with 7G-TRONIC transmission, matt-grey metallic body; dark-grey painted, high-sheen light-alloy wheels in a ten-spoke design with 225/45R17 front and 245/40R17 rear tires; black leather seats and interior with silver-coloured under layer; AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, THERMOTRONIC automatic climate-control system, PARKTRONIC parking aid, COMAND system with Europe-wide navigation.

Mercedes-Benz A 200 AT Special Series

The production versions were available in SLK 200 KOMPRESSOR, SLK 280, SLK 350 models, which include ‘allanite grey Magno’ body, wheel and tires, and interior from the show car. AIRSCARF, THERMOTRONIC, and COMAND were offered separately. [ 8 ]

2LOOK Edition (2009) [ edit ]

It is a limited appearance package available for SLK 200 KOMPRESSOR, SLK 300 and SLK 350 models, which included calcite white, black, obsidian black metallic, or designo mystic white (300 units total for obsidian black metallic and designo mystic white) body 18-inch 5-twin-spoke titanium silver or chrome shadow alloy wheels with 225/40R18 front and 245/35R18 rear tires, discreet emblems on the wings and a draught-stop of transparent acrylic glass, nappa leather seats with the seat centre panels in white and the contoured bolsters in black, contrasting black-and-white doors and centre armrest in leather.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2009 Geneva Motor Show. [ 9 ]

Reception [ edit ]

The new R171-platform SLK was again on Car and Driver ‘s Ten Best list for 2005, and it won the Canadian Car of the Year Best New Convertible award. Highlighting its potential appeal to women, New Zealand’s Lucire magazine announced it as its ‘Car to Be Seen in’ for 2005.

Mercedes-Benz A 200 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz A 200 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz A 200 AT Special Series

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