ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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

Click thumbnail to view full-size

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

Car Preferences

Which German Car Brand do you like most?

See results

Interior View

Summary

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.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)