The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is a compact luxury roadster produced by Daimler-Benz. The SLK was first presented at the 1994 Paris Motor Show. The car entered the European market two years later and the American market in 1997. The SLK was built in Bremen, Germany. The former designation "SLK" was derived from the company's design brief to create a roadster that was at once sporty, light and short in German: sportlich (sporty), leicht (light) und kurz (short).
The first generation (1996-2004)
The R170 Mercedes SLK was the first generation compact roadster produced from 1996 to 2004 by Mercedes-Benz. The design is from late 1991 under Bruno Sacco, with a final design completed in early 1993 and approved by the council. The production SLK class was introduced at the Turin Motor Show on April 22, 1996.
The second generation (2004-2010)
The R171 Mercedes SLK has a number of revisions compared to its predecessor; a 30mm longer wheelbase, increased length (72mm) and width (65mm), seven-speed automatic transmission, adaptive two-stage airbags, head/thorax sidebags and a redesigned roof mechanism. Optional features include remote control for the retractable hardtop and an air heater at neck height integrated into the headrests. The design is aerodynamically optimized to minimize internal airflow with the top retracted.
The third generation (2011–present)
Development of the R172 Mercedes SLK started in 2005, with a final design chosen in 2008. Mercedes-Benz announced the new SLK in the fall of 2010. The company took the unusual step of issuing several press releases in October and November 2010, announcing new features such as "Magic Sky Control".
Buy the Mercedes-Benz SLK
Finding a Mercedes-Benz SLK that's right for you is the number one priority. The search for your dream car often starts online. ERClassics has done everything it can to give you an idea of the cars, so every car on our own site is provided with a photo report, 360 degrees images, a video and background information about the car can be found. Would you rather view the car physically? Then you can visit our showroom in Waalwijk, the Netherlands. Check our website for opening times.
Trade in or sell your Classic Mercedes-Benz
At ER Classics you can of course buy a Mercedes-Benz SLK, but we also offer the option to sell your current car or to trade it in. If you would like more information about selling or trading in your car, please contact one of our car experts. You can of course also visit our showroom to discuss the possibilities.
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High quality Mercedes-Benz SLK at E&R Classics
All cars offered by us, including the Mercedes-Benz SLK, are checked against a list with 125 points. This assessment is performed by one of our own mechanics. Delivering cars that are in perfect condition is of great importance to ERClassics. The carss offered by us are therefore of high quality. If you would like more information about maintenance on a car or if you are wondering what mechanics in car workshops do, click here.
Maintenance on a SLK
Of course every car needs maintenance, and it can sometimes happen that something needs to be repaired. It is no different for an SLK. Because you like to keep your car in top condition, a good garage is important. Any garage can provide you with maintenance, but sometimes you just need that extra bit of specialism, then you can choose to take your car to a car workshop where they focus on 1 brand or type of car. The mechanics often work with the same cars and have thus specialized in maintenance or repairs on those specific cars.
ER Classics has the right Mercedes-Benz SLK for you!
What are the benefits of buying a Mercedes-Benz SLK from ER Classics?
- Wide range of Mercedes-Benz cars for sale
- All old-timers have been thoroughly checked by our own workshop
- Own workshop with 20 mechanics
- Registration and inspections
- Worldwide transport to the door
- High quality and service
- Trade-in options
- Customers rate us with a 8.9
Europe's number 1 online classic car dealer
If you are looking for a beautiful new Mercedes-Benz SLK, you will be assisted by one of our own experts. ER classics has specialized in the purchase and sale of Autos since 2008 and can rightly call itself Europe's number 1 online classic car dealer.