Mercedes-Benz SLK gets updated image

Mercedes-Benz has announced a series of updates for the SLK roadster as the model is becoming even more interesting than ever.

The Mercedes-Benz SLK has received a series of updates from the German based automaker. The company has added new standard equipment to the car which includes the LED daytime running lights, the new multimedia system, the safety features such as the Blind Spot Assist, the Adaptive Brake Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Distronic Plus with Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Attention Assist and so on.

Besides these, the Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster is also getting the engine range starting with the SLK 200, which is coming with a four-cylinder 2.0 liter unit, rated at 184 HP (135 kW) and 300 Nm (222 lb-ft) of torque, 30 Nm (22 lb-ft) more than before. The SLK 250 has been now replaced by the SLK 300 and this is getting 245 HP (180 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque.

The popular German rear-wheel drive drop-top has also received a new manual transmission, for the SLK 200, with six speeds, while the SLK 300 and the SLK 250d, with 204 HP (150 kW) and 500 Nm (372 lb-ft) of torque, have received the new 9-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox, as standard. Prices for the SLK start, in Germany, from 39,656.75 euros for the SLK 200, the SLK 300 starts at 46,054 euros, the SLK 350 costs 53,222.75 euros and the range-topping SLK 55 AMG can be yours from 73,720.50 euros. The only diesel model, the SLK 250d, has been priced at 43,375 euros.