Mercedes-Benz SLK Class News

  • 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK

    Taking the stand for the first time 20 years ago at the Turin Motor Show with its folding metal hardtop was Mercedes-Benz's innovative SLK roadster. The original SLK was an attention-grabber, for sure, arriving in a market where only a handful of convertibles had been offered with folding metal hardtops before. The SLK promised a mainstream rebirth for roadsters as all-weather vehicles. To celebrate the litle roadster's 20th birthday, Mercedes-Benz has actually renamed the roadster to SLC, a badge that helps the model fit in better with its new naming strategy. Small cars get Cs in their...

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    2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Gets A Few Updates Ahead Of 2017 SLC’s Arrival

    Mercedes-Benz is working on an updated version of its SLK that when complete will carry the SLC title in line with the automaker’s new naming strategy. It turns out the SLC, prototypes of which can be viewed here, will be introduced as a 2017 model, which means there will be a final, 2016...

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    2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Recalled Due To Airbag Issue

    71 examples of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK are being recalled in the U.S.

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    Celebrate Summer By Winning A Lease On A Mercedes-Benz SLK250

    Mercedes-Benz is celebrating summer with a series of “Best Summer” events, including the Fashion Week Swim, the 94th PGA Championship, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and the U.S. Open. In recognition of the brand’s favorite season, Mercedes-Benz is giving Facebook fans the...

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG with Ducati Streetfighter 848
    Mercedes-Benz And Ducati Strengthen Partnership At Bologna Motor Show

    Mercedes-Benz and Ducati are building on the cooperative agreement set up between the brands at last year's Los Angeles Auto Show.

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG
    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG First Drive

    The insults are common and predictably gender-biased: the hairdresser's car, the chick car, etc. But the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK, especially the SLK 55 AMG, throws off those epithets with abandon, rising instead to deliver a combination of sport, speed, style, and comfort anyone could love--even...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

    Headlining today's news at High Gear Media is The Car Connection's redesign and re-launch, with a new look and new features that make finding your next car even easier. Cadillac has apparently decided to put plans for a drop-top version of the upcoming ATS compact luxury car on ice, and the sports car world continues to get more interesting with contributions from Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Ferrari. Our sister car-shopping site, The Car Connection, has re-launched with an all-new design. Check it out. Porsche is said to be working on a new mid-engined supercar called the 960. OnStar reversed...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG
    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG V-8 Engine In Detail: Video

    In a time when most of its rivals are downsizing their engines and adopting forced induction or hybrid technology to boost output, we’re glad to see that AMG is sticking with the tried and true formula of a naturally aspirated V-8 engine for its latest generation 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG
    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Preview

    The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG is the high-performance variant of the 2012 SLK range, and comes packing a naturally-aspirated 5.5-liter V-8 with 415 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque on tap.

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 CDI
    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 CDI: Forbidden Fruit

    A diesel sports car is a rare thing here in the U.S. In fact, it’s safe to say that no major automaker has one in its lineup. In Europe, were the price of gasoline is significantly higher than diesel, you’ll find an oil-burner in cars like the Porsche Panamera, the Audi TT, and now the...

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    Brabus Builds Its Ideal Mercedes-Benz SLK

    Key among the modifications is an engine ECU retune, which can boost output by around 30 to 50 horsepower.

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    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Gets New 5.5-Liter V-8

    The new engine is not only lighter than the one in the previous model, it’s also more powerful and more fuel efficient.

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

    The 2012 Mercedes SLK roadster packs a slate of new and unique features, and later this year, it will be offered with a manual transmission.

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG spy shots
    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Spy Shots

    We've shown you spy shots of the upcoming AMG-powered version of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK, but a fresh crop of photos reveals even more detail on the two-seat sportscar. While taking the clearest set of photos yet, our spies says the engine sounded like a V-8, which could mean the twin-turbo AMG...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG spy shots
    Spy Shots: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG

    The new 2012 SLK is on the loose, revealed at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, but we're still waiting for the AMG variant. From the looks of it, we won't have to wait much longer, as these spy shots add to those captured last summer, bringing the car's shape into sharper focus as it loses some of the...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK
    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 First Drive

    The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK still may be the least honed, least intense of the trio of pricey German roadsters, but it's ripened over its 15 years and three generations. New for 2012, the latest SLK has pretty much steamrolled over any trace of its dainty past and hot-paved it with real...

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    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Mega-Gallery

    It’s on display this week at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show but our man Marty Padgett is in the Canary Islands taking part in an exclusive first frive event of the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK. While his report will be live in just a few days, we have this flood of images of the svelte new...

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    Mercedes-Benz Unveils 2012 SLK Roadster

    The Mercedes-Benz SLK has had something of an identity crisis ever since its 1996 introduction. Only small-engine versions have offered a manual transmission, and the suspension isn't quite sporty enough to be a "real" sports car, AMG versions notwithstanding. On the other hand, it's too small to...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK leaked

    The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK isn’t scheduled to make its debut until the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March but the first official details and images have already hit the Web. Set to go on sale this summer, the third-generation SLK will come onto the market with a bold new look, more fuel-efficient engines and a host of technological upgrades. Although revealed previously by a leaked promo video, these official shots show off the car in much greater detail, confirming that the styling has been heavily influenced by the lines of the SLS AMG supercar and the recently revealed CLS...

  • Spy Shots: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG
    Report: Mercedes Considering Non-Turbo 5.5-Liter V-8 For AMG

    The new twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 making its way throughout AMG's 2012 lineup is a beast: 544 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque with a performance pack upgrade that can kick things up to 571 horsepower and 664 pound-feet. But AMG is looking at stripping the turbos off and running with natural...

  • Screencapture of leaked 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK video
    Report: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Skipping Detroit, But Super Bowl Ad Possible

    The new and largely already revealed 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK won't be showing in Detroit, according to the latest reports, instead opting for a debut during Mercedes' 125th anniversary celebrations January 29. We may get a look at the car, however, in Mercedes' first Super Bowl spot. The ad...

  • Screencapture of leaked 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK video
    Video: Nico Rosberg Tests The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK

    Proving that vehicle engineers are not videographers as much as it proves some F1 pilots are imbued with more coolness than we will ever possess, this video also gives us a very good first look at the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK, with Nico Rosberg giving his (sponsored) opinions while chief SLK vehicle...

  • Screencapture of leaked 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK video
    Video: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Leaked In Promo Clip

    From the very beginning, this video mystifies us. Speaking what appears to be French while in a creepy mini-orchard infested with insects, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK shown in this video raises more questions than it answers, such as "What the hell is going on here?" We're not sure, nor will we ever...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK safety
    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK To Feature New Levels Of Safety

    The third generation of Mercedes’ popular roadster, the SLK, is just around the corner, scheduled for a debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show next March to be exact. We’ve already seen hordes of spy shots, some of which have been very revealing, and Mercedes, too, has offered us a glimpse...

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