2000 Mercedes Benz Slkclass
At first of the Nineties, subsequently the unveiling of their runabout grand-tourer R129 SL and the Mazda MX-5, Daimler-Benz range to make a new covenant runabout, slotted beneath the SL. By recent 1991 below Bruno Sacco, the beginning designing sketches were worn and xii 1:5 shell models beingness reinforced in the offset one-half of 1992. By the eye of the class, fin of them were proposed again in all-out. In former 1993, the concluding invention was selected and sanctioned by the plug-in, with the German invention unmistakable existence filed on September 30, 1993. On April 22, 1996, the new product SLK-Class, based on the R170 chopine was introduced at the Turin Drive Prove. SLK 230 Kompressor establish exemplar became a competition to the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z3. It was powered by a 193 hp 2.3 L charged straight-4 locomotive and a pick of reflexive transmitting or 5-speed manual infection. The SLK was a modernistic personification of the Fifties Mercedes-Benz 190SL by reversive to quartet cylinders and a 94-inch (2,400 mm) wheelbase. General sales hit 55,000, complete doubling the stallion nine-year product of 190SLs, and betwixt 1996 and 2004, concluded 311,000 SLKs were sold. The real low U.S.-market R170 Mercedes SLK was accomplished on November 1, 1996 and went on sale in January 1997 for the 1998 exemplar class. The finis was realized on April 7, 2004.
The ceiling invention, marketed as the Vario-Roof, consists of a fold brand laborious top dual-lane in one-half on a cross bloc. Both halves are coupled by a kinematic mechanics which is locked firmly when the ceiling is unopen. At the hint of a push on the essence comfort, a hydraulic arrangement with cinque cylinders controls the amply automatonlike fold outgrowth in which boot lid is besides incorporated. It opens by tipping to the behind so that the two cap halves deliver sufficient drive to pin backward as the cap opens; the ceiling sections so spot themselves on top of apiece over-the-counter and congregation into boot. If the cap is to be shut, the like succession of movements is performed in setback edict. The hydraulic scheme stows the ceiling in the amphetamine segment of boot. A fictile tumbler unreasoning separates the cap from the baggage infinite infra, an ar with a capability of 145 litres in the first-generation SLK. With the ceiling unsympathetic, the freight loudness increased to 348 litres (12.3 cu ft). Two set roll-over bars bottom the seating worked with the A-pillars to manakin an incorporated scheme oblation a highschool level of roll-over tribute.
2000 Mercedes-Benz SLKClass
The nerve cap provides added security, which is ordinarily base in a coupe, but with the tractability of a transmutable simultaneously.
R170 facelift (2000)
In 1997, evolution on updates to the R170 began and by betimes 1998, figure process an updated SLK was accomplished and patented on February 2, 1998. In February 2000, the SLK standard a lift which included new breast and backside bumper designs, body-coloured position skirts and the debut of new fender mirrors incorporating indicators. The orbit was expanded to admit a new entry-level framework SLK 200 Kompressor and a new V6 in the SLK 320. Proficient improvements included the gain of Electronic Constancy Broadcast (ESP) and a new 6-speed manual transmitting. A stabiliser bar was added to the backside and the presence one was strengthened. A 3.46:1 axle was added for the manual shimmy SLK, and the fire cooler grew from 12 to 14 gallons.
In 2001 a new AMG simulation was added, with a 349 hp (260 kW) charged variant of the 3.2 L V6. This SLK 32 AMG was the virtually sinewy R170 SLK, and was a mastermind equal of the BMW M Runabout and Porsche Boxster S. It was but offered with the freshly engineered five-gear “SpeedShift” and boasted 35% faster robotic shifts. All engines were script reinforced by AMG by an someone mastermind. The SLK32 AMG’s locomotive has two light plugs per cylinder for uttermost burning and was fitted with an intercooled Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger. Brakes became 13.15 in (334 mm) diam, upgraded from the criterion 11.8 in (300 mm) items. AMG yield ran betwixt Aug 2000 and Border 2004. Sole 4,333 were reinforced in totality, of which 979 were maintained for Germany, 2,056 exported to the USA, and 263 to the UK.
In July 2004 a peculiar variation was launched anterior to the transposition with the new R171 SLK in 2005. The R170 lived on as the Chrysler Crossfire until 2008, share-out hearty elements of the SLK including engines and interiors.
R170 range summary
Not all models were exported to all markets.
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