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Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 R171 - Beauty in 4-wheels

Updated on September 29, 2012
Mercedes-Benz SLK R171
Mercedes-Benz SLK R171

Getting a Dream

I got my Merc SLK 200 Kompressor almost two years ago. It was one of my best experiences in my life. You can imagine, I've been a car enthusiast all my life and getting this "german toy" was great!

Before buying it, I looked for some other cars like the Porsche Boxter or the BMW Z3 but in the end the SLK catch my attention and I fall in love instantly. Only when you stand beside this machine you see how beautiful actually is. I hope the pictures and videos below make justice and you can enjoy them.

A Bit of History

There are 3 generations of Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class: R170 launched in 1996, the R171 in 2004 and R172 in 2011. This one is from the year 2004 generation R171.

This second generation SLK vehicle was unveiled in the 74th Geneva Motor Show in March 2004 with a new body, new engines and new interior. The exterior featured a new Formula One-inspired front design.

The meaning of the acronym "SLK" is in German: Sportlich, Leicht und Kurz. (Sporty, Lightweight and Short.)

Some Pictures

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Retractable Hardtop

This beautiful car features its famous retractable hardtop. You can change from a 2-door coupe into a 2-door convertible in just 20 seconds with the push of a button!

Mercedes-Benz calls it the "Vario-roof".

Vario-roof in Action

Specs Info

The SLK 200 Kompressor has a 1.8 L 120 kW engine with a I4 Supercharged that deliver 0–100 km/h 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 230 km/h.

SLK 200 Kompressor - 2004

  • Transmission ==> 6-speed manual
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration (second) ==> 7.9
  • Top Speed ==> 229 km/h (142.3 mph)
  • Weight ==> 1,390 kg (3,100 lb)
  • Power ==> 161 HP
  • Height ==> 1,298 mm (51.1 in)
  • Extras ==> GPS, Rain Detector, Leather Seats.

Engine View

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Interior View


If you are looking for a good looking car to enjoy in pairs, putting your hair in the wind from time to time and enjoy a magnificent German technical piece of equipment, this car can be easily your choice.


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