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Slk 3.2. amg r170

Transmission(s) 7-Speed Automatic


Wheelbase 95.70 in.

4087 mm (160.7 in)

Width mm (70 in)

Height 1298 mm (51.1 in)

weight 1795 kg (3957 lb)

The SLK-Class is a luxury roadster by the German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz 1997. The name was chosen to the company’s intentions for the car — it be Sportlich (sporty), Leicht and Kompakt (compact). To date have been two generations of

The SLK is perhaps most famous for its hardtop. While it did not pioneer feature, the SLK revived it in modern It was soon followed by the Peugeot Lexus SC and the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class.

— R170

Main Mercedes-Benz R170

The R170-platform SLK 230 was introduced in 1997 for model 1998 to compete with the Boxster and BMW Z3. Setting it apart was its hardtop, though its additional dented the performance of the 185 hp 2.3 L supercharged I4 and automatic transmission. The SLK was on Car and Driver’s Ten list for 1997.

Very few toys or scale of this car were produced and can also be a bit hard to come by in markets.

A 5-speed manual was added for 1999, but it was the introduction of a 215 hp 3.2 L V6 and manual transmission in the 2001 SLK 320 really brought the Sportlich to the

An AMG model was added in 2001, a 354 hp supercharged version of the 3.2 L V6. This SLK 32 AMG was the SLK ever, and was a direct rival of the BMW M and Porsche Boxster S. It is only with automatic transmission. The SLK AMG is also hand built.

Not all SLKs were built in Germany, the SLK 320 being built in Africa. The very first Mercedes SLK was completed on January 29, and last on April 7, 2004.

of all versions and engine specifications:


SLK 200 — 2.0 L (1998 cc) 136 hp I4 0-100 km/h (0-62 in 9.3 seconds, top speed of 208 km/h mph). NB Exported only to Italy and Greece.

SLK 200 Kompressor — 2.0 L (1998 cc) 192 hp I4 engine, 0-100 km/h mph) in 7.7 seconds, top speed of 236 (147 mph).

SLK 230 Kompressor 2.3 L (2295 cc) 193 hp I4 supercharged engine, km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.4 top speed of 231 km/h (143

R170 With Facelift

SLK 200 — 2.0 L (1998 cc) 163 hp I4 supercharged 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds, top speed of 223 (138 mph). NB Not exported to American markets.

Slk 3.2. amg r170

SLK 230 Kompressor 2.3 L (2295 cc) 197 hp I4 supercharged engine, mph in 6.9 seconds, top speed of 240 km/h mph).

SLK 320 — 3.2 L (3199 cc) 218 hp V6 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds, top speed of 245 (152 mph).

SLK 32 AMG — 3.2 L cc) 354 hp V6 engine, 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, electronically limited top speed of 250 (155 mph). Maximum is 450Nm, of which 400Nm is at 2300rpm. To achieve the superlative output of 354 hp a Lysholm or twin-screw was fitted between the cylinder of the hand built V6 engine. the engine uses the same as the 320, virtually all the internal are replaced with superior and the oil flow rate increased by 70% the 320 engine, ensuring longevity under hard use. The are generally reliable, the only reported weakness being a of the supercharger intercooler pump to Modifications to take the power up to and sometimes over 400hp are easily and cheaply achieved, by fitting a larger crankshaft (thus turning the supercharger free-flow air filters and exhaust No reliability issues appear to been reported consequent such modifications. The automatic is also different to other and ensures faster shifting claim faster than the manual), lock-up in all gears, downshift engine braking hard deceleration and a feature holds the transmission in the current during hard cornering. new the SLK32

AMG was the fastest accelerating car ever by Mercedes Benz, leaving the SLR McLaren. AMG offered as an option an limited top speed of 280 km/h mph). These vehicles factory fitted with tyres. There are reports of vehicles reaching speeds of 306 (190 mph). While claims should perhaps be with caution, Car Driver that the 136 kg (300 pound) C32AMG is reputed to be capable of 306 km/h (190 mph) the identical engine but with a final drive. The SLK32 AMG is among the rarest of all SLKs to date, having been in relatively small production with a total of 4,333 Production commenced in August and ended in March 2004. 979 were retained for Germany. figures were: 2000, 10 2001, 2193 units; 1336 units; 2003, 742 2004, 52 units. Fewer 300 were imported to the UK. Many enthusiasts consider the SLK32AMG to be the thing to a hairy sportscar has produced in recent years Enthusiast Magazine, Issue 45, 2005) and more enjoyable to than the more refined

2004 — R171

article: Mercedes-Benz R171

The SLK was in 2004 with a new Formula appearance and serious performance. For the new R171-platform SLK was again on Car and Driver’s Ten list, and it also won the Canadian Car of the Best New Convertible award. its potential appeal to women, New Lucire magazine announced it as its to Be Seen in’ for 2005. The SLK is also built in Bremen, Both cars have claimed to be fun to drive with the going from 0-60mph in a 5.4 seconds. There are rumours Mercedes-Benz is going to produce a SLK 63 AMG with their new 6.2L aspirated engine designed scratch by AMG division.

Mercedes SLK 55 AMG of the new SLK include:

SLK 200 Kompressor — 1.8 L 120 kW hp DIN) I4 supercharged engine, km/h (62 mph) 7.9 seconds, top of 143 mph. (not available in and the US)

SLK 280 — 3.0 L (2996 cc) 170 kW (231 hp double overhead cam V6 engine, km/h (62 mph) 6.3 seconds, top 155 mph. (starting in 2006 year)

SLK 350 — new 3.5 L (3498 cc) 200 kW (272 hp double overhead cam V6 engine, km/h (62 mph) 5.4 seconds, top 155 mph (electronically limited).

SLK 55 AMG — 5.4 L cc) 265 kW (360 hp DIN) V8 engine, km/h (62 mph) 4.4 seconds, top 155 mph (electronically limited). A tuned of this was used as the Formula One car, replaced by CLK 63 AMG at the beginning of Season.


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