Thursday, September 1, 2011

2012 Mercedes SLK 250 CDI

Mercedes-Benz announced that they will debut their updated model for its flagship SLK convertible at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but with an unprecedented twist on the German luxury brand: a diesel fuel.

That is, for the first time, SLK will be presented four turbo diesel engine. 2012 SLK 250 CDI comes full of features and a few drops of technologies, including their 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission, the magic of the roof of the sky, and Airscarf.

More than just a few upgrades, a new super-dream SLK offers extended credit to go to a cabin and trunk, more control over steering and braking systems for the processing of physical attractiveness of diesel and three gasoline engines, if you so choose.

At a price of $ 60 065, is one of the most expensive roadster in its market, but promises to be fun, and, of course, luxurious.
2012 Mercedes SLK 250 CDI

The SLK is a compact roadster manufactured by Mercedes-Benz in three generations; R170 launched in 1996, the R171 in 2004 and R172 in 2011.

As one of the first modern retractable hardtop convertibles, the SLK followed the 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT Spyder and preceded other retractable hardtops such as the Peugeot 206cc, Lexus SC, Pontiac G6 and the Chrysler Sebring. The SLK Vario-roof was first shown on the SLK II concept car at the 1994 Paris Motor Show. The car went on sale two years later in Europe, and in 1997 in the US. The SLK is built in Bremen, Germany.

The designation SLK derives from the company's design mission to create a roadster that was at once sporty, light and short — in German: Sportlich, Leicht und Kurz.

2012 Mercedes SLK 250 CDI Interior

R170 range summary

Not all models were exported to all markets.
  • SLK 200 (1996-2000) - 2.0 L (1998 cc) 136 bhp (101 kW; 138 PS) I4

  • SLK 200 Kompressor (2000-2004) - 2.0 L (1998 cc) 163 bhp (122 kW; 165 PS) I4 supercharged engine, 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds, top speed of 223 km/h (138 mph).

  • SLK 230 Kompressor (1996-2000) - 2.3 L (2295 cc) 193 bhp (144 kW; 196 PS) I4 supercharged engine

  • SLK 230 Kompressor (2000-2004) - 2.3 L (2295 cc) 197 bhp (147 kW; 200 PS) I4 supercharged engine, 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds, top speed of 240 km/h (148 mph).

  • SLK 320 (2000-2004) - 3.2 L (3199 cc) 218 bhp (163 kW; 221 PS) V6 engine, 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds, top speed of 245 km/h (152 mph).

  • SLK 32 AMG (2001-2004) - 3.2 L (3199 cc) 349 bhp (260 kW; 354 PS) V6 engine, 0-62 mph in 5.2 seconds.

2012 Mercedes SLK 250 CDI Engine

The second generation SLK vehicle was unveiled in 74th Geneva Motor Show in March 2004 with a new body, new engines and new interior. Known by its code name R171, the exterior featured a new Formula One-inspired front design, and also took design cues from the Mercedes-Benz Vision SLA concept car from 2000.

For 2005 the SLK was named one of Car and Driver Ten Best and won the Canadian Car of the Year's Best New Convertible award.

Models of the new SLK include:
  • SLK 200 Kompressor - 1.8 L 120 kW (163 PS; 161 hp) I4 supercharged engine, 0–100 km/h (62 mph) 7.9 seconds, top speed of 143 mph. (not available in Canada and the United States)

  • SLK 300 (known as SLK 280 in some markets) - 3.0 L (2996 cc) 170 kW (231 PS; 228 hp) double overhead cam V6 engine, 0–100 km/h (62 mph) 6.3 seconds, top speed 155 mph. (starting in 2006 model year)

  • SLK 350 - new 3.5 L (3498 cc) 200 kW (272 PS; 268 hp) double overhead cam V6 engine, 0–100 km/h (62 mph) 5.4 seconds, top speed 155 mph (electronically limited).

  • SLK 55 AMG - 5.4 L (5439 cc) 265 kW (360 PS; 355 hp) V8 engine, 0–100 km/h (62 mph) 4.9 seconds (official time), tested speed 4.3 seconds, top speed 155 mph (249 km/h). A tuned version of this was used as the Formula One safety car, replaced by CLK 63 AMG at the beginning of 2006 Season. The SLK55 AMG was the first Mercedes tuned by AMG's Performance Studio to a Black Series model.

2012 Mercedes SLK 250 CDI White

Mercedes-Benz announced the new SLK in the autumn of 2010, several months prior to its official 2011 launch, allowing car magazines to drive disguised test cars. The company took the unusual step of issuing several press releases in October and November 2010 announcing new features such as "Magic Sky Control". In January 2011 the car was officially announced.

The SLK 55 AMG was announced in August 2011, it features a normally aspirated 5.5 liter V8 with 422hp (310kW) and can reach 100km/h in 4.6 seconds.

2012 Mercedes SLK 250 CDI

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