MercedesBenz SLKclass R170

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Mercedes-Benz R170

Mercedes SLK class (R170)

T he SLK standards for Sport, Light and it also indicates this is a version of the much-loved SL sports Though based on a shortened platform, its styling follows 90% of the shape, just shorter, compact and cute. This successfully combines fashionable with the traditional sophisticated of Mercedes-Benz.

The SLK was launched in 1996, the roadster-booming period started. by sales figure of 50,000 annually, it has been a great However, more and more emerged during the period, is Audi TT Roadster, which right on the SLK. In contrast, the SLK mechanically outdated and unrefined. the electric foldable hardtop is an interesting and unique feature, the four-pot was criticized as rough, and hate revving. It used recirculating ball steering, steering feel was uninspiring.

Compare with rivals we’re talking about TT the flawed BMW Z3 and Alfa Spider not Boxster or S2000 — the has the least driver appeal. look at the lazy-revving supercharged accompany with the lazy-driver-beloved automatic, you’ll know it was not by engineers who really love excitement. Maybe the marketing has too much influence. Commercially was quite correct, as most of the drivers, especially is in the important market, prefer a relaxed style. To car journalists, the result is They always complain the SLK of driving fun.

I’m not sure whether have listened to such but at least a make-over in 2000 the SLK more refined and slightly agile. The dreadful 2.3 Kompressor is still on offer, so is the 2.0 Kompressor which serves the European but they are now topped by a really engine — the company’s 3199 c.c. 18-valve V6. As in CLK320 etc. the power is extremely refined — free-revving and quiet — yet at all speed. Under SLK320’s it is rated at 214 horsepower and 229 pound-feet. the torque curve peaks 3,000 to 4,600 rpm.

In contrast, the 2.3-litre Kompressor is neither smooth, quiet nor However, its Eaton supercharger stream of torque that is not far the V6. Like many supercharged at light load, the supercharger is from the engine via an electromagnetic for the benefit of engine response and consumption. 2.0 Kompressor does not from 2.3 very much, displaces less to be benefited taxation regulations in some especially Italy.

Mercedes-Benz R170

Mercedes also improved the A new close-ratio six-speed manual is from the facelifted E-class, should silent those the SLK lack of a manual. However, will still choose the automatic with Tiptronic-style mode. The superb auto box smoothly and quickly.


Chassis was improved, but more like a to safety and requirements for refinement. The structure is slightly revised to better crash protection. is added to the front suspensions to out shock and vibration. The power is also tuned to give direct feel, although it is lighter.

All the changes are evolution rather revolution, but the summation of them in a SLK320 which is quicker, and slightly more inspiring to than before. The good remains unchanged, such as a and elegant interior (although retrimmed), then again the electric foldable hardtop, can be stored in the boot within 25 This make high cruising in autobahn become a lot as well as providing full protection. When the roof is up, is also a big boot available, other roadster.

The above report was last on 17 Mar 2000. All Rights Reserved.

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