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2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for steering issue

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall notice for 28 vehicles in its SLK roadster range. According to the German car maker, affected vehicles may have been fitted with incorrectly-sized nuts on the rear-axle tie rods during production. This may cause the nuts to loosen, affecting the steering characteristics of the car and potentially leading to an accident...

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for battery fix

Mercedes-Benz has recalled 15 vehicles from its SLK sports car line over concerns that a battery failure could cause the car’s electric park brake and gear selector to fail. The German manufacturer reports that in the event of a main battery failure, the electric ignition lock will not be supplied power from the backup battery...

Next Mercedes-Benz SLC could go front-wheel-drive

Along with the streamlined new naming conventions that fans are still coming to terms with, there's been a much more sensible and obvious platform-sharing arrangement of late within Mercedes-Benz. With more models moving onto a shared architecture, it is logical to consider that the next generation of Mercedes' renamed SLC range (previously SLK) might be underpinned by a front-wheel-drive platform in the future...

2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC: circa $70,000 starting price for Australia

The SLK moniker might be gone after two decades in the Mercedes-Benz portfolio, but the spirit of the model will live on in the newly-named and freshly facelifted SLC range. Revealed in December, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC range introduced the latest step in the German car maker's new brand-wide naming structure, along with a styling makeover, new technologies, and the introduction of the new AMG SLC43...

2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC revealed : Mercedes-AMG SLC43 V6 headlines renamed range, no more V8

The Mercedes-Benz SLC has been officially revealed, introducing another new nameplate to the German brand’s ranks while farewelling an iconic engine. Set to debut at next month's Detroit auto show, the SLC becomes the latest model to conform to Mercedes’ new naming structure, with the compact roadster trading its old SLK moniker for the new badge that aligns it with the brand’s ‘C’ family of vehicles (C-Class, GLC)...

Mercedes-Benz SLC convertible confirmed for 2016 Detroit auto show debut

The Mercedes-Benz SLK will soon be no more. In its place will be the Mercedes-Benz SLC convertible, which CarAdvice has learned will be revealed at the 2016 Detroit auto show. The new Mercedes-Benz SLC drop-top will see some revisions compared with its forebear, including a revamped front-end design with new headlights and grille, a new rear bumper, a revamped interior and updated engine range...

Mercedes-Benz "SLC" spy photos

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz SLK has been spotted again, this time in what looks like AMG Sport trim. In line with the company's policy to rename its sport and SUV models based on their relationship to the brand's core lineup, the updated SLK will likely wear newly minted SLC badges. Despite the name change, the SLC will sport only a light visual refresh over the final-ever SLK-branded models...

Mercedes-Benz SLK facelift spy photos

Car Advice's spy photographers have managed to capture a prototype of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster. As far as facelifts go, this one will be pretty mild. At the front, the revised car will sport a different set headlights, and a tweaked grille living within a new front bumper. Out the back, the updated roadster will feature a new rear bumper...

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK gets new engines and transmissions

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK has been unveiled with new engines and transmissions at the bottom end of the range. The entry-level SLK200 trades its turbocharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine for a larger 2.0-litre turbo. Its peak power output is unchanged at 135kW, though torque climbs 30Nm to 300Nm. The same 2...

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250, SLK55 AMG on sale in Australia

Mercedes-Benz has launched the SLK250 and SLK55 AMG in Australia, boosting the new sports car line-up with a mid-spec model and a high-performance flagship. The SLK250 slots between the SLK200 and SLK350, which introduced the third-generation hardtop roadster to Australia back in August 2011. With a starting price of $91,900, the SLK250 is $9325 cheaper than the model it replaces...

Mercedes-Benz SLK 200, 350 launched

Mercedes-Benz Australia has launched the third-generation SLK with prices starting from $82,900. The new Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 and SLK 350 ($118,900) will start the line up before the SLK 250 and SLK 55 AMG arrive early next year. Having been in the Mercedes lineup for 15 years, the SLK name badge has well and truly earned its place as a reputable roadster...