Slinky New SLK Special Edition Gets Set For Summer

Mercedes Benz SLK Special Edition


Mercedes Benz is set to make pulses race this summer as an exclusive special edition of its sporty SLK-Class Roadster is launched. Only 250 units will be available with a choice of three engines: two-litre supercharged, 2.3 litre supercharged and 3.2 litre V6 – with either a six-speed manual gearbox or five-speed automatic transmission.

The SLK Special Edition adds to the standard cars’ generous specification with 7.5J x 17 Evolution alloy wheels; black nappa leather upholstery with silver accents; brushed aluminium interior trim and silver instruments with white dials and highlighted surrounds.

Available from June 2002, the SLK Special Edition costs from £25,890 for the SLK 200 KOMPRESSOR. The SLK 230 KOMPRESSOR is £29,090 and the range-topping SLK 320 costs £32,040, all of which are on the road prices. The Special Edition’s features add some £600-worth of extra value compared with normal equivalent option list prices.

Dermot Kelly, Director Mercedes Benz Passenger Cars and smart explained: "The SLK-Class Roadster is one of the most stylish open sports cars on the road, and its popularity keeps on growing. Our new Special Edition improves on what is already a stunning roadster with stylish appointments that give a hint of its remarkable new SL-Class stablemate."

All SLK-Class Roadsters have the engineering and performance to back up their looks. An electro-hydraulic folding metal vario-roof changes the car from coupé to topless in just 25 seconds. Four airbags, ESP Electronic Stability Program, ABS anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist and doors that lock automatically above 5 mph add to the safety and security tally.

Every new Mercedes Benz passenger car bought in the UK from an authorised retailer has a three-year unlimited mileage warranty and ASSYST variable service intervals as standard. The SLK-Class Roadster also includes Mercedes’ industry-leading 30-year mobilo-life cover, which provides anti-corrosion and breakdown cover for three decades.

The new SLK Special Edition adds even more exclusivity and desirability to a potent mix of great looks, sporting credentials and the versatility of both hard and open top motoring.

Published 10 May 2002 Melanie Carter

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