Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class alternatives

Latest model: Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2012
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2012With the completely newly designed Mercedes-Benz Slk-class, one of the most impressive and successful sports vehicles ever built is entering its third generation. The new roadster uncompromisingly takes driving pleasure and open-air enjoyment to a new level. It blends light-footed sportiness with stylish convenience, a striking sports-car layout with total suitability for everyday use, top performance with exemplary ecology. What's more, the Mercedes-Benz SLK is proud to present the world premiere of the panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL, which switches to light or dark at the touch of a control. Exemplary efficiency and sporty flair come courtesy of comprehensive new 4- and 6-cylinder engines featuring the standard-specification ECO start/stop function. With their superb levels of performance they are up to 25 percent more economical than their predecessors. And a original set of security equipment bestows role-model status on the SLK in this segment. With its wealth of technical innovations the Mercedes-Benz SLK is once again the benchmark in its class.



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The new SLK embodies the role of the trend-setter like no other vehicle, says Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Vehicles. I am convinced that with its passionate layout, its luxury dashboard and its modesty at the filling station it will continue to offer an enormous amount of fun on the road in future, too, consolidating its status as a cult roadster.

Innovations are part of the successful history of the Mercedes-Benz Slk:in 1996 the first generation caused a furore with the vario-roof, which transformed the wide-open roadster into a coupé with a fixed roof at the touch of a control in just a few Secondsthe second generation placed the warm AIRSCARF around the neck and shoulders of the occupants as needed, ensuring pleasurable open-top motoring even in cooler Temperaturesnow the third generation is presenting one of its original highlights - the world premiere of the panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL. It can be rapidly switched to light or dark at the press of a control.

But the new Mercedes-Benz SLK provides more than merely individual highlights. It assumes a leading position in each discipline and provides fun at the wheel in each respect, with no half-hearted compromises. It impresses with characteristics which are generally deemed to be irreconcilable: it succeeds in uniting impressive convenience and luxury equipment and attributes with a decidedly sporty flair, for instance. At the same time the new roadster is the most economical and thus the most environmentally friendly in its class, also setting new security standards. And all-weather driving enjoyment - open and closed, in leisure-time and everyday use - is firmly anchored in the Slk's genes.