Through the time, the Mercedes Benz brand of automobiles has been recognized for a number of exciting and high performance models it came to introduce. To name a few, there are the Silver SS Classic, SSK "Count Trossi", 300 SL Gullwing Coupe and Transaxle, Simplex, 300 Sc Cabriolet, and the SLR McLaren. In 1997, the Mercedes Benz SKL-Class was introduced as a 1998 model with a production period that extends up to this date. The SLK-Class is a luxury frontal mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, 2 seating capacity open car, or simply called as roadster.
The SLK-Class had two models called the R170 (1998-2004) and the R171 (2004-present). The R170 had different versions like the SLK 200, SLK 200 Kompressor, SLK 230 Kompressor, SLK 320, and SLK 32 AMG, while the R171 had the following versions: SLK 200 Kompressor, SLK 280, SLK 55 AMG and the SLK 350. The Mercedes Benz SLK 350 is considered as one of the most thrilling and successful sports car in the history of automobile industry. After going through several changes and redesigns from the earlier versions, the SLK 350 became more attractive, more powerful, and sportier.
Available powerplant for the SLK 350 is the new 3.5-liter, 200 kW, double overhead cam V6 engine that is capable of generating 272 horsepower to reach a maximum speed of 155 miles an hour (0-62 mph in just 6.3 seconds). Such engine performance can make you experience excellent driving pleasure. In terms of appearance, the SLK 350 is a certified eye-catcher with its sophisticated Formula motor racing design. Although its technology and appearance were not really an original concept, it nevertheless served as a trendsetter for other automobiles in its class.
The SLK 350's retractable roof feature enables this roadster to be converted into a coupe in less than half a minute. Other notable standard equipments featured by the SLK350 are the headthorax side bags, adaptive front air bags, two-stage belt force limiters, and the first ever Airscarf neck-level heating system that delivers a flow of warm air from the headrests. If the occupants prefer having the roof down despite the freezing air, simply bush the system's button and voila, instant warmth and heat. In addition, automatic climate control, bi-xenon headlamps matched with cornering light, and Command and 7G-tronic 7-speed automatic transmission are also being offered by this vehicle.
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