Mercedes-Benz have today announced the fourth model to its SLK Roadster lineup, the V6-powered SLK 300.
Since its debut it 1996, the SLK Roadster range has proved extremely popular, especially among younger Mercedes-Benz buyers.
As the second V6-powered model in the current Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class range, the new SLK 300 offers 170kW of power and 300Nm of torque, placing it above the four-cylinder SLK 200 Kompressor but below the V6 SLK 350. The range-topping V8 SLK 55 AMG remains available. The new SLK 300 boasts a combined fuel consumption figure of just 9.1L/100km.
Like all SLK Roadsters, the new SLK 300 features a retractable metal roof that transforms the car from a coupe to a convertible in just 22 seconds.
Its direct-steer system with variable power assistance extracts the very best from the suspension's sporty capabilities. The direct-steer system is derived from Mercedes-Benz’ speed-sensitive power steering system and operates purely mechanically.
The SLK’s designers have carved the cult two-seater’s looks for sportiness. Eye-catching features include the distinctive front bumper with a modified air-dam arrangement and a more pronounced V-shape, while the area around the Mercedes star now stands out with its diffuser-look styling at the bottom.
Enhancing all of this is the car’s standard-fitment AMG body styling, adding a sharper edge to the look of this new roadster model.
The SLK 300 Roadster is now on sale from all authorised Mercedes-Benz dealerships and is priced from $98,600*.
2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster range & pricing:
- SLK 200K 1.8-litre four-cylinder (135kW/250Nm) $90,100*
- SLK 300 3.0-litre six-cylinder (170kW/300Nm) $98,600*
- SLK 350 3.5-litre six-cylinder (224kW/360Nm) $118,000*
- SLK 55 AMG 5.5-litre eight-cylinder (265kW/510Nm) $175,000*
*Pricing is a guide as recommended to us by the manufacturer and does not include dealer delivery, on-road or statutory charges.
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