The 2016 Mercedes SLK is a car inspired with a great deal of racing in mind. But racing-inspired design is just the tip of the ice; the car comes with exquisite interior comfort, safety equipments and the energy to go for long drives.
Mercedes SLK 2016 Exterior
The exterior is very appealing and comes in metallic colors. The automaker has used the “C” aerodynamic technology which makes the body highly aerodynamic. To improve visibility, the automaker has introduced new LED fog lights.
The convertible allows wind to flow though the cabin. It features a retractable hardtop when the conditions become unbearable. The SLK 300 will ride on 17-inchspoke wheels, LED taillights, rain sensing windshield wipers, heated side mirrors with power fold capability as well as LED daytime lights.
The new Mercedes SLK 350 will ride on 18- inch 5 –spoke wheels while the AMG SLK55 comes with 18-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels, AMG sport exhaust and Bi-Xenon headlights which feature active curve illumination.
2016 Mercedes SLK Interior
The exterior beauty of the SLK is transferred inside as well. Passengers will experience premium comfort in its 8-way power sport seats which come as standard. It also comes with a panoramic roof that offers passengers incredible views, a heated driver seat and AIRSCARF neck-level ventilation that creates a virtual scarf for the driver.
The SLK 300 will feature a aluminum interior. Other features will include a 3-spoke sport, multifunctional steering wheel, brushed aluminum pedals, MB-Tex upholstery as well as a 4- way steering column. It also features a 4.5 inch color instruments panel, ECO Start/Stop, Illuminated entry system, smart-key with infrared-remote window operation, a Home link-garage door opener, integrated compass, a brake hold feature and HD radio. For connectivity, the vehicle features hands-free Bluetooth interface and USB ports. The model also has an 8-speaker audio system.
The SLK 350 adds Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system, KEYLESS-GO ignition and infrared-remote hardtop operation among other great features. The AMG SLK55 on the other hand features AMG Nappa leather upholstery, direct ambient lighting, auto dimming mirrors and SiriusXM radio. For safety, the car comes with an 8-way airbag package, electronic stability control, antilock braking, brake assist as well as tire pressure monitoring system.
Engine Specs and Performance
There are a number of engine options for the 2016 Mercedes SLK. Under the hood of the SLK 300 there will be a 2.0 L turbocharged engine that is capable of producing 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated with a 9-speed automatic transmission system as standard and will be offered in RWD. This engine will move the vehicle from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds and will have estimated EPA ratings of 25 mpg, 32 mpg and 28 mpg for city, highway and combined respectively.
The 2016 Mercedes SLK 350 will get a 3.5 L V6 which is capable of producing 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. This engine will also be paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission system and power will be transferred to rear wheels. This engine accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds. It delivers EPA ratings of 21 mpg, 29 mpg and 34 mpg for city, highway and combined respectively.
On the other hand, the AMG SLK55 will have a 5.5 L V8 engine that produces 415 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. This unit will b paired to a 7-speed automatic transmission and will be offered in RWD as standard. It will move from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. This speed makes the car the quickest in its segment outshining the likes of Porsche Boxster Spyder. It delivers respectable EPA ratings of 19 mpg, 28 mpg and 22 mpg for city, highway and combined despite its huge power.
Price and Release date
The Mercedes Benz SLK 300 will have a base MSRP price of $ 47,925 while the most expensive AMG SLK55 model will cost around $ 73, 525 all inclusive. According to rumors going round, the vehicle will be released during the first half of 2016.
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