2002 Mercedes Benz Slkclass Special Edition
Mercedes-Benz SLKClass Special Edition
At startle of the Nineties, later the foundation of their runabout grand-tourer R129 SL and the Mazda MX-5, Daimler-Benz get to produce a new concordat two-seater, slotted infra the SL. By belated 1991 nether Bruno Sacco, the offset figure sketches were raddled and dozen 1:5 descale models existence reinforced in the low one-half of 1992. By the midsection of the yr, pentad of them were proposed again in all-out. In former 1993, the terminal innovation was selected and sanctioned by the plug-in, with the German figure apparent beingness filed on September 30, 1993. On April 22, 1996, the new yield SLK-Class, based on the R170 program was introduced at the Turin Centrifugal Display. SLK 230 Kompressor establish modeling 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 option of robotlike infection or 5-speed manual contagion. The SLK was a bodoni avatar of the Fifties Mercedes-Benz 190SL by reverting to quartet cylinders and a 94-inch (2,400 mm) wheelbase. General sales hit 55,000, o’er reduplicate the stallion nine-year output of 190SLs, and betwixt 1996 and 2004, concluded 311,000 SLKs were sold. The identical get-go U.S.-market R170 Mercedes SLK was accomplished on November 1, 1996 and went on sale in January 1997 for the 1998 modelling yr. The conclusion was realized on April 7, 2004.
The cap designing, marketed as the Vario-Roof, consists of a foldable sword laborious top shared in one-half on a thwartwise bloc. Both halves are joined by a kinematic mechanics which is locked firmly when the ceiling is unsympathetic. At the trace of a clit on the essence soothe, a hydraulic organization with pentad cylinders controls the full automatonlike fold operation in which boot lid is besides incorporate. It opens by tipping to the backside so that the two ceiling halves sustain sufficient cause to swivel backward as the ceiling opens; the cap sections so post themselves on top of apiece early and congregation into boot. If the cap is to be unsympathetic, the like episode of movements is performed in setback club. The hydraulic organization stows the ceiling in the amphetamine part of boot. A fictile curler unsighted separates the ceiling from the baggage quad downstairs, an region with a capacitance of 145 litres in the first-generation SLK. With the cap unsympathetic, the lading bulk increased to 348 litres (12.3 cu ft). Two rigid roll-over bars butt the seating worked with the A-pillars to mannikin an structured scheme offer a mellow stage of roll-over tribute.
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLKClass Special Edition
The nerve cap provides added tribute, which is ordinarily plant in a coupe, but with the flexibleness of a translatable simultaneously.
R170 facelift (2000)
In 1997, ontogenesis on updates to the R170 began and by other 1998, conception work an updated SLK was realised and patented on February 2, 1998. In February 2000, the SLK standard a rhytidoplasty which included new strawman and arse bumper designs, body-coloured position skirts and the launching of new annexe mirrors incorporating indicators. The compass was expanded to admit a new entry-level simulation SLK 200 Kompressor and a new V6 in the SLK 320. Proficient improvements included the summation of Electronic Stableness Broadcast (ESP) and a new 6-speed manual transmittal. A stabiliser bar was added to the backside and the movement one was built. A 3.46:1 axle was added for the manual slip SLK, and the fire tankful grew from 12 to 14 gallons.
In 2001 a new AMG example was added, with a 349 hp (260 kW) charged edition of the 3.2 L V6. This SLK 32 AMG was the well-nigh hefty R170 SLK, and was a calculate touch of the BMW M Two-seater and Porsche Boxster S. It was lone offered with the fresh engineered five-gear “SpeedShift” and boasted 35% faster reflex shifts. All engines were script reinforced by AMG by an soul direct. The SLK32 AMG’s locomotive has two glint 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 stock 11.8 in (300 mm) items. AMG product ran betwixt Aug 2000 and Borderland 2004. Lone 4,333 were reinforced in sum, of which 979 were maintained for Germany, 2,056 exported to the USA, and 263 to the UK.
In July 2004 a extra variant was launched anterior to the permutation 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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