Mercedes-Benz has updated its SLK range with a new model added to the line-up and some cosmetic enhancements thanks to the AMG Sports Line that are now standard across the range.
The new model in the line-up is the SLK 250 BlueEfficiency. This model’s turbocharged 1,8-litre, four-cylinder petrol unit pushes out 150 kW and 310 N.m of torque. Mated with a seven-speed automatic transmission, this unit is capable of propelling the SLK 250 from zero to 100 km/h in 6,6 seconds and on to a top speed of 243 km/h. It has CO2 emissions figure of 169 g/km and consumes 7,3 litres/100 km of fuel.
The AMG Sports Line adds a more muscular front apron, prominent side skirts, 18-inch AMG alloy wheels and a new rear apron. The headlamps also get some enhancements with dark surrounds, while the taillamps get a dark tint. This kit also adds sportier seats. Should buyers wish to have contrasting colours for the seatbelts and stitching, this can be added at no extra cost. .
On the technical side, the Sports Line adds a lowered sports suspension with a stiffer spring and damper set-up as well as larger perforated brake discs and callipers.
Standard equipment across the range includes adaptive brake lights, attention assist, an audio system with colour display and Bluetooth compatibility, LED taillamps, air-con and daytime running lights.
Other models in the line-up remain the same with the SLK 200 (135 kW/270 N.m), SLK 350 (225 kW/370 N.m), and the SLK 55 AMG (310 kW/540 N.m).
SLK 200 BlueEfficiency – R583 752
SLK 250 BlueEfficiency – R640 838
SLK 350 BlueEfficiency – R771 265
SLK 55 AMG – R999 283