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Mike Stevens | Apr, 08 2015 | 0 Comments

Mercedes-Benz has introduced an updated SLK roadster range in Europe this week, ahead of a September debut for the Australian market.

Styling remains largely unchanged, but new engines, transmissions and standard features are all on board to freshen up the roadster that first appeared in 2010.

Powertrain changes include a 30Nm increase in torque for the 2.0 litre turbo SLK 200, now offering 135kW and 300Nm.

A new SLK 300 model joins the range as a replacement for the SLK 250, boosting outputs from 150kW and 310Nm to a meaner 180kW and 370Nm.

The 300 and the 150kW/500Nm SLK 250d both now get a nine-speed 9G-Tronic auto as standard, replacing the 7G-Tronic previously offered. The 9G's introduction also brings a redesigned gear lever and steering-mounted paddle shifters.

The SLK 300 can now also be had with a new six-speed manual with smoother and more precise shifts.

The 225kW/370Nm SLK 350 continues into the new model year, as does the AMG SLK 55 flagship with its 310kW/540Nm 5.5 litre V8.

Model
Cyl.
cc
kW/hp
Nm
0-100 km/h
Fuel cons.
Litres (NEDC)
CO2
g/km
SLK 200
4/in-line
1991
135/184
300
6.9 sec
5.7 l/100km
133
SLK 300
4/in-line
1991
180/245
370
5.8 sec
5.8 l/100km
134
SLK 350
V6
3498
225/306
370
5.6 sec
7.2 l/100km
167
SLK 55 AMG
V8
5461
310/421
540
4.6 sec
8.4 l/100km
195
SLK 250 d
4/in-line
2143
150/204
500
6.6 sec
4.4 l/100km
114

New standard features for the SLK include new 'rod-style' LED datime running lights, a new advanced internet-ready antenna, and an updated COMAND infotainment system.

Safety systems already standard include Attention Assist, Distronic Plus with Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Adaptive Brake Assist, Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist.

 

Australia

Speaking with TMR today, Mercedes-Benz Australia's Jerry Stamoulis said that the updated SLK will hit local showrooms in September. Pricing and specifications will be confirmed closer to launch.

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