The 241-hp 2.0-liter turbo four in the new SLK300 combines numerous advances to deliver more power from less fuel. Its rapid-multispark ignition and high-pressure Direct Injection can fine-tune themselves in milliseconds. Its turbocharger spools up quickly to boost response, helping deliver all of the engine's 273 lb-ft of torque at just 1,300 rpm. Widely variable timing of all 16 valves and innovative 3-phase cooling team up to reduce emissions while raising your emotions.
A fuel-saving ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time.
Direct-steer automatically varies the steering ratio based on how far you turn the steering wheel. It provides quicker steering and lighter effort while parking while maintaining excellent directional stability and crisp feedback at higher speeds.
The sport-tuned suspension features firmer coil springs and shock absorbers as well as a lowered ride height, for sharper handling response and a more aggressive stance.
Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps help increase the visibility of your vehicle to oncoming traffic by illuminating front lights whenever the car is switched on. With long life and low energy consumption, the light-emitting diode (LED) lamps also add a distinctive high-tech styling touch.
Transform your SLK from closed coupe to open roadster in under 20 seconds. With a single button on the console, the hardtop folds into the trunk. The rear window pivots as the top lowers to help preserve cargo space with the top stowed.
The Panorama roof opens up a whole new look, inside and out. Occupants enjoy an expansive view of the sky through a panel of heat-reflecting polycarbonate. The entire roof disappears in to the trunk with a single button.
MB-Tex upholstery offers a rich appearance and supple leather-like feel, even in cold weather. It also offers legendary durability and easy care. Contrasting double top-stitching enhances the sporty, tailored appearance of the SLK300 cockpit.
Located on the console where the driver's right hand naturally falls, this large control dial puts multiple functions at your fingertips, providing easy, convenient operation of the car's audio, communication and optional navigation systems.
Contoured sport seats power-adjust for reach, front and rear cushion height, and recline. For long-term comfort and lower-back support, each seat offers a lumbar support that precisely adjusts in/out in and up/down. A memory system for the driver seat recalls three stored positions for the seat plus the power steering column and side mirrors.
Side mirrors can be programmed to fold in automatically when you remote-lock the vehicle, helping save space in tight parking areas. The mirrors are also automatically heated to help disperse mist and fog from their lenses, and the driver-side mirror automatically dims in response to headlamps behind you.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 different parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips.
A suite of standard air bags offers advanced protection. Driver and passenger knee air bags supplement the dual-stage front air bags. Dual torso-level side-impact air bags are complemented by head-level air bags designed to offer protection even with the hardtop and side windows lowered.
In the case of a rear impact exceeding a preset threshold, NECK-PRO head restraints move forward and slightly upward, reducing the distance between the head restraints and the heads of occupants. This action helps to reduce the possibility or severity of whiplash-type neck injuries.
This safety breakthrough first introduced by Mercedes-Benz continually monitors your driving inputs and the vehicle's motion to help keep it going in your intended direction, especially in corners and during evasive maneuvers. If it detects wheelspin, severe understeer (plowing), or oversteer (fishtailing), ESP® can brake individual wheels and reduce engine power to help bring the vehicle under control.