Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class (R170)

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Mercedes-Benz SLK (R170)
Mercedes-Benz SLK R170.jpg
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Production 1996-2004
Designer Michael Mauer; Murat Gunak (1993)
Body and chassis
Class Sports car (S)
Body style 2-door retractable hardtop
Layout FR layout
Related Chrysler Crossfire
Mercedes-Benz W202
Mercedes-Benz C208
Successor Mercedes-Benz R171

The Mercedes-Benz R170 was an automobile platform[citation needed] for sports cars produced since 1996 and was the first Mercedes-Benz hard top convertible.

R170 models were originally sold as the SLK-Class and was based on the W202 C-Class. It was replaced by a new SLK-Class platform - the R171 - for 2005. R170 and R171 chassis production is handled by Karmann of Germany.

The Chrysler Crossfire also shares this platform.

Models and specifications[edit]

Model Years Engine Power 0–100 km/h (62 mph) Top Speed
SLK200 1997–2004 2.0L M111.946 L4 102 kW (136 hp) 9.3 seconds 208 km/h (129 mph)
SLK200K 1997–2000* 2.0L M111.943 L4 143 kW (192 hp) 6.8 seconds 236 km/h (147 mph)
2001–2004 2.0L M111.958 L4 122 kW (163 hp) 7.4 seconds 223 km/h (138 mph)
SLK230K 1996–2000 2.3L M111.973 L4 144 kW (193 hp) 6.9 seconds 231 km/h (143 mph)
2001–2004 2.3L M111.983 L4 147 kW (197 hp) 6.8 seconds 240 km/h (148 mph)
SLK320 2001–2004 3.2L M112.947 V6 162 kW (218 hp) 6.5 seconds 250**/276 km/h (155/171 mph)
SLK32 AMG 2001–2004 3.2L M112.960 V6 264 kW (354 hp) 5.2 seconds 250**/280*†/310 km/h (155/174/193 mph)

*Exported only to Portugal, Italy, Turkey and Greece.

**Electronically limited top speed *†AMG optional increased limited top speed With limiter removed