Mercedes-Benz 2009 SLK-Class Operator`s manual

2009 Mercedes-Benz sLK-Class
2009 SLK- Class
SLK 350 shown above left in optional Palladium Silver metallic paint with optional Premium 1 Package. SLK 300 shown at right in optional Iridium Silver metallic paint.
Admittedly,
we’ve had a thing
about performance
for quite some time.
In 1894, on a dusty road outside Paris, we won the world’s first automobile
race. And since that day, we’ve never rested. Today, our innovations define
the best in performance, as well as safety, design and craftsmanship. Take the
SLK-Class. Zero to 60 mph in as little as 4.9 seconds.1 Coupe to cabriolet in 22
magical seconds. For 2009, the SLK has a resculpted exterior and redesigned
interior that speak even more directly to its racing heritage. A more powerful
engine? It’s here, too. All of which makes the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, more
than ever, that rarest of things — a true roadster. Unlike any other.
SLK 300 shown at right in optional Obsidian Black metallic paint with optional Sport and Lighting Packages.
Please see page 49 for Endnotes.
Car companies
make cars.
We make history.
The world’s first automobile. The supercharged
engine, diesel passenger car and fuel injection.
The crumple zone, multilink rear suspension
and pop-up roll bar — all were created by
Mercedes-Benz. Yet while these and other
Mercedes-Benz firsts read like a history of
the automobile, just as important are recent
innovations — advances like PRE-SAFE® and
BlueTEC, the world’s cleanest diesel
engine — that point to its future.
SLK 300 shown at right in optional Obsidian Black metallic paint with optional Sport and Lighting Packages.
Mercedes-Benz Firsts
1886 The first car
1911 The multivalve engine
1921 The supercharged engine
1931 Independent suspension
1936 The first diesel passenger car
1951 The crumple zone
1954 Fuel injection
1971 A patent for the air bag
1982 Multilink rear suspension
1983 Seat-belt Emergency Tensioning Device
1989 The pop-up roll bar
1990 4-wheel Electronic Traction System
1995 Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
1996 Panorama Sunroof
1997 Low-emission SUV
1997 Brake Assist
1997 BabySmart™ system
1997 SmartKey
1997 Touch Shift
1998 Window Curtain Air Bags
1998 10-way air-bag protection
1999 Active Body Control
1999 Airmatic Semi-Active Suspension
2000 Distronic Adaptive Cruise Control
2001 Keyless-Go
2002 Drive-Dynamic multicontour front seats
2002 PRE-SAFE
2002 Bi-turbo 5.5-liter V-12 engine
2002 Automatic brake drying
2002 Predictive Brake Priming
2003 7-speed automatic transmission
2004 High-output, high-efficiency V-6 engine
2006 Bluetec
2006 Night View Assist
2007 Agility Control suspension
Open up to
the possibilities.
SLK 350 shown in Mars Red paint.
A love affair
with the road
turns torrid.
6-speed manual transmission
Direct Steer System
Brakes
Enhanced aerodynamics
Decades of racing experience haven’t just
deepened our affection for superb performance
— they’ve taught us ever-more-innovative ways of
achieving it. In the SLK, a unique 5-arm multilink rear
suspension translates the desires of the driver into
lively, confident action by the automobile. Helping
manage this high performance are massive front-wheel
disc brakes, ventilated to improve performance. The
end result? Thrills that don’t fade either.
On the SLK 300, this short-throw
gearbox ensures even
sportier driving.
In combination with
vehicle-speed-sensitive steering, this new technology allows for
more responsive steering
with less driver effort.
The SLK 350’s front disc
brakes are perforated and ventilated for improved
performance. Rear wheels
feature a dual-pistoncaliper brake design.2
Newly designed side
mirrors and a smaller
rear antenna along
with an enlarged mesh
air dam reduce drag.
SLK 350 shown above left in Mars Red paint with Beige interior and optional Burl Walnut wood trim and Premium 1 Package. SLK 300 shown at right in optional Iridium Silver metallic paint.
Please see page 49 for Endnotes.
More horsepower.
More torque.
More advanced.
Simply, more.
Under the hoods of the SLK-Class is a choice of engines
so advanced in their tuning, they can deliver nearly their
full power at low rpms, assuring rocket-like acceleration.
The SLK 300 pairs 228 horsepower with six tightly spaced,
short-throw manual gears, while the SLK 350 matches a
driver-adaptive 7-speed automatic transmission with a
retuned 300-horsepower V-6 engine. Then there is the
hand-built, 355-horsepower V-8 masterpiece that rockets
the SLK 55 AMG from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds.1
Really, what more could you want?
SLK 350 shown at right in optional Iridium Silver metallic paint with optional Sport, Heating, Lighting and Premium 1 Packages.
Please see page 49 for Endnotes.
SLK 300
SLK 350
SLK 55 AMG
ENGINE
2,996-cc DOHC 24-valve V-6
ENGINE
3,498-cc DOHC 24-valve V-6
ENGINE
5,439-cc AMG-built SOHC 24-valve V-8
NET POWER
228 hp @ 6,000 rpm
NET POWER
300 hp @ 6,500 rpm
NET POWER
355 hp @ 5,750 rpm
NET TORQUE
221 lb-ft @ 2,500–5,000 rpm
NET TORQUE
265 lb-ft @ 4,900 rpm
NET TORQUE
376 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
ACCELERATION
0–60 mph in 6.1 seconds1
ACCELERATION
0–60 mph in 5.4 seconds1
ACCELERATION
0–60 mph in 4.9 seconds1
Formula-1 inspired.
Inspired, period.
The 2009 SLK has been redesigned with a more aggressive front bumper and
grille that speak — loud, clear and cool — to its Formula 1 heritage. The new rear
apron features a DTM-style diffuser. But the true performance happens above:
22 silent seconds of magic as a single button push turns the closed coupe into
a wide-open cabriolet. Add new wheels for each model and you have a roadster
that inspires — even standing still.
SLK 350 shown at right in Arctic White paint with optional Lighting Package.
Leather seats
5" color-LCD display
AIRSCARF
SmartKey
Light-sensing headlamps
Standard in this
already extraordinary
roadster.
Audio and communication
are controlled easily and
intuitively from here.
Warm your neck and
shoulders with three
levels of heating with
this optional feature.
This feature allows
you to lock and unlock
doors as well as open
the windows and trunk.
All remotely.
The driver can select to have the headlamps activate automatically
when it gets dark.
That rare moment where
we let ourselves
get comfortable.
The pedals are stainless-steel and covered with rubber
studs for optimum grip. The new sport steering wheel is
trimmed with leather for optimum control. The redesigned
instrument cluster features dials that are big and bold for
optimum visibility. And the hand-fitted leather seats offer
optional 8-way adjustability for the best body positioning.
The SLK interior. In a word, optimum.
SLK 350 shown with Red leather interior and optional digital dual-zone climate control and Sport, Heating and Multimedia Packages.
How quickly the neat
becomes the necessary.
Among the SLK’s wealth of standard features,
a new 5" color-LCD monitor, 6-disc CD changer and
Bluetooth® interface ensure that your thrills are
matched by pleasures. Also available — and displayed on
the COMAND system’s 6.5" color-LCD screen — are a
hard-drive-based Navigation System, a 500-watt
harman/kardon LOGIC7® surround-sound system with
Dolby® Digital 5.1 and SIRIUS® Satellite Radio with over
130 channels.3 The screen can even display DVDs
any time you’re in park. Little wonder that after just
a few miles in the SLK-Class, you’ll be thinking,
‘How did I ever manage before?’
SLK 300 shown with black leather interior and optional digital dual-zone climate control and Heating, Multimedia and Premium 1 Packages.
Please see page 49 for Endnotes.
The most impressive engines and suspension systems are twice as thrilling
when they’re connected to Mercedes-Benz safety innovations. In the SLK, safety
is everywhere, from a heat-treated micro-alloy-steel roll bar to an Integrated
Restraint System that includes a half-dozen advanced air bags working together.
And to help lessen the chance that you’ll ever need to use any of these
innovations, there’s Brake Assist, which maximizes braking power in emergency
situations,2 as well as an Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) that assists drivers
during avoidance maneuvers and slippery conditions.4
Helps preserve occupant space through
its design and strength.5
Automatically flashes a visual
alert if tire pressure goes above or
below the optimum range.
Used in the safety cage and
bulkheads to help protect occupants and divert forces.
Dual-stage front air bags, along with head/thorax air bags and knee bags, create cutting-edge safety.6
SLK 350 shown at left in optional Palladium Silver metallic paint.
Please see page 49 for Endnotes.
Is there anything
more thrilling
than a well-engineered
safety cage?
Micro-alloy-steel roll bar
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
High-strength steel
Advanced air bags
Innovation.
The race with ourselves
is never over.
SLK 300 shown above left in optional Obsidian Black metallic paint with optional Sport and Lighting Packages. SLK 350 shown at right in optional Palladium Silver metallic paint. SLK 55 AMG shown at right in optional Iridium Silver metallic paint with optional Lighting Package. SLK 300 shown at right in optional Orion Blue metallic paint.
SLK 300
Two seats, one goal: Thrills. Born of a long racing heritage, the
SLK 300’s incredibly responsive 228-horsepower V-6 engine
goes from 0 to 60 mph in a 6.1-second1 adrenaline rush. Tightly
geared transmission options — a manual 6-speed or an automatic
7-speed — are coupled with an available sport-tuned suspension.
Seventeen-inch staggered-width wheels with high-performance
tires7 seamlessly translate the driver’s desires into the car’s
actions. And of course, the ultimate thrill: pressing a button and
turning your closed coupe into a wide-open cabriolet.
Having 85% of its torque available at low rpms allows
for superior acceleration.
Just 22 gorgeous
seconds from hardtop
to no top.
This option allows for
hands-free use of a
compatible phone.8
3.0-liter V-6 engine
Retractable hardtop
Bluetooth® interface
SLK 300 shown at left in optional Orion Blue metallic paint.
Please see page 49 for Endnotes.
SLK 350
The engine is more powerful. The wheels, redesigned.
The exterior design, more aggressive than ever. Yet be
assured, the SLK 350 is equally at home on Main Street
as on the racetrack. At rest, the car magically transforms
itself from coupe to cabriolet in 22 silent seconds.
While in just 5.4 seconds,1 the 300-horsepower V-6
engine, coupled with an available multilink sport-tuned
suspension and 7-speed automatic transmission, turns
every driving opportunity into inspired victory.
Driver-adaptive, this technology actually learns
your driving style.
These perforations are
cast rather than drilled for
improved strength.
The temperature can be customized for both the
driver and passenger.
Now standard and conveniently designed into the dashboard, it
seamlessly integrates with
the audio system.
7-speed automatic transmission
13" perforated front disc brakes
Digital dual-zone climate control
6-disc CD changer
SLK 350 shown at left in optional Palladium Silver metallic paint with optional Premium 1 Package.
Please see page 49 for Endnotes.
Pick your roads wisely, as the SLK 55 AMG is a car that doesn’t like
to be disappointed — not that there’s much chance it, or you, will
be. The hand-built engine delivers 355 horsepower, offering instant
acceleration that achieves 60 mph in a breathtaking 4.9 seconds.1
An AMG-tuned suspension helps keep all that power planted firmly
on the road, while a 7-speed automatic transmission — controlled
by steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, if you like — also plays a
critical role. Inside, heated power sport seats, hand-fitted leather
and an AMG racetimer9 all reinforce the wisdom of your choice.
Drivetrain
AMG-built SOHC 24-valve V-8
355 hp @ 5,750 rpm
376 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
5,439-cc
11.0:1
7-speed automatic with
AMG SPEEDSHIFT.™
Acceleration 0–60 mph in 4.9 seconds.1
Engine
Power
Torque
Displacement
Compression
Transmission
Chassis
Suspension Front: Independent 3-link.
Stabilizer bar.
Rear: Independent 5-arm
multilink. Stabilizer bar.
AMG sport suspension with AMGcalibrated coil springs and shocks.
Wheels 18" AMG twin 5-spoke,
7.5x18/8.5x18 staggered.7
Brakes AMG-enhanced dual-circuit
power-assist 4-wheel disc.
13.6" front —11.8" rear,
ventilated discs.
SLK 55 AMG shown at left in optional Iridium Silver metallic paint with optional Lighting Package.
Please see page 49 for Endnotes.
Sport Package
With the Sport Package, just sitting at the curb turns heads. From the Sport front air dam to the
side skirts and trunk-lid spoiler, the Sport Package creates a striking image. Eighteen-inch AMG
multispoke light-alloy wheels,7 coupled with a sport-tuned suspension and steering-wheel-mounted
shift paddles, turn the SLK from looking F1-beautiful to F1-ferocious in no time flat.
SLK 300 shown at left in optional Obsidian Black metallic paint with optional Sport and Lighting Packages.
Please see page 49 for Endnotes.
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3.0-liter V-6 engine
Delivering 228 horsepower, the 3.0-liter, 24-valve dual overhead cam (DOHC) V-6 in the SLK 300
features variable intake and exhaust valve timing, with continually variable adjustment of all
four cams for smooth idling, rich midrange torque and high-rpm punch. An innovative intake
system varies the path and flow rate of incoming air. These features make this engine incredibly
flexible, allowing it to provide more than 85% of peak torque from as low as 1,500 rpm while still
supplying an invigorating redline rush.
Power
3.5-liter V-6 engine
The retuned DOHC V-6 in the SLK 350 is efficient and exhilarating. A new red-accented engine
cover announces its enhanced power. It commands 300 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of peak torque
to keep your adrenaline flowing. Continually variable timing on both the intake and exhaust
valves coupled with a single-stage intake manifold helps the V-6 provide 100% of its peak torque
at 4,900 rpm, allowing you to quickly reach maximum power.
AMG 5.5-liter V-8 engine
One of our most advanced engines generates 355 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque, with
an amazing 75% of peak torque available at just 1,000 rpm. To help reduce engine weight
and increase durability, the engine block is made of cast aluminum alloy with reinforced
components, an ideal construction for performance. Indeed, the engine’s smooth, immediate
power delivery whisks the SLK 55 AMG from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.1
7-speed automatic transmission
The Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 offers a 7-speed automatic transmission (optional on the SLK 300).
A wide range of closely spaced gears delivers the ideal gear ratio for virtually every driving
condition, which means smoother cruising and immediate response for acceleration and
passing, and even improved fuel efficiency on the highway. With the 7-speed automatic with
AMG SPEEDSHIFT™ in the SLK 55 AMG, you can change gears rapidly using the aluminum AMG
shift paddles on the steering wheel and select one of three driving modes (S for Sport, C for
Comfort and M for Manual).
6-speed manual transmission
The 6-speed manual transmission in the SLK 300 is designed to ensure an even sportier edge
to your driving. Beneath the contoured shift knob is a short-throw shifter with a precise directaction rod-type linkage for quicker and crisper gear changes.
Please see page 49 for Endnotes.
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Multilink sport suspension
It’s the key to the exceptional poise and control of the SLK-Class. The 5-arm rear multilink
design — a Mercedes-Benz innovation — controls rear-wheel movement with outstanding precision.
For more dynamic handling, the front axle assembly, front suspension and steering gear are all
preassembled along with the engine and transmission on an extraordinarily rigid steel subframe.
In the SLK 55 AMG, the suspension has been specially calibrated for high performance after
being tested on the infamous motorsports course known as the Nürburgring in Germany.
Direct Steer System
Combined with our proven vehicle-speed-sensitive steering, this handling advance makes
tackling curvy roads easier by requiring less steering input by the driver. At highway speeds,
it provides more precise steering for greater directional stability. On turns and straightaways
alike, this is steering for every part of the road.
Sport Package
End to end are enhancements geared for high performance. A daunting sport front air dam,
side skirts, a restyled rear apron and a trunk-lid spoiler don’t just look ferocious — they boost
the vehicle’s aerodynamics. The firmer, sport-tuned suspension also lowers the ride height for
pinpoint handling, and 18" AMG multispoke aluminum-alloy wheels7 have been staggered for
better grip when accelerating. And with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, you just might
release your inner racecar driver—hey, don’t get any ideas.
Please see page 49 for Endnotes.
Agility
Wheels
The formidable grip of the SLK 300 is
communicated through 17" twin 6-spoke
aluminum-alloy wheels. The SLK 350
features a 17" split 5-spoke design. The
wheels on the SLK 55 AMG are 18" in
diameter and made of light alloy, flaunting
a staggered-width, twin 5-spoke design.
Brakes
To match the impressive power of their V-6 engines, the SLK 300 and SLK 350 have equally
impressive braking systems. Large ventilated front rotors — 11.8" on the SLK 300, 13.0" on the
SLK 350 — help reduce brake fade in even the most vigorous situations. On the SLK 350,
the front rotors feature perforations to help divert water, dirt and heat away from the brake
components. Four-piston front calipers were chosen for the SLK 350 because of their
ability to apply stronger brake forces across the pads. Both models feature dual-piston rear
calipers. As for the fierce SLK 55 AMG, its braking system consists of massive ventilated brake
discs — 11.8" in back , 13.6" and perforated in front — that have been enhanced by AMG for high
performance. And since every SLK is a Mercedes-Benz, all models feature many safety features,
including ABS.2
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Protection
Micro-alloy-steel heat-treated roll bars
The retractable steel roof adds to the SLK’s exceptional rigidity when raised. To help preserve
occupant space in the event of a rollover, when the roof is opened, oval steel tubes are welded
into the A pillars and dual steel roll bars are bolted directly to the body structure.5
Brake Assist (BAS)
Research shows that drivers seldom apply the brakes hard enough, soon enough in
emergency situations. BAS monitors pedal application speed to sense emergency braking
and, in such cases, can deliver maximum stopping power, thereby helping to reduce overall
stopping distances.2
Integrated Restraint System
The SLK employs a combination of the latest technologies for outstanding
protection should a collision occur which exceeds the system’s deployment
threshold. The Integrated Restraint System includes front air bags with
dual deployment thresholds, which are adaptive on the passenger’s side. The
system also features head/thorax side-impact air bags and knee bags for
both driver and passenger.6
Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
This advance continually monitors your
vehicle’s motion to help keep you going in
your intended direction. If it detects wheelspin,
severe understeer (plowing) or oversteer
(fishtailing), ESP can brake individual wheels
and reduce engine power to help bring the
vehicle under control. It significantly helps
you maintain control during accident-avoidance
maneuvers.4
Body structure
Beneath the SLK’s sleek appearance is a robust, yet lightweight structure engineered to help
protect you when things get serious. Its front and rear crumple zones include full-width side
members designed specifically for offset collisions. Reinforcements of the bulkhead and a floor
crossmember near the pedals help strengthen the cabin. The body structure behind the seats
includes a convex aluminum bulkhead with a steel crossmember running underneath and an
innovative magnesium fuel tank partition.
Seat belts
Equipped with Emergency Tensioning Devices (ETDs) and adaptive belt
force limiters, seat belts are arguably our most important passive safety
feature. If a collision exceeds a preset threshold, our ETDs instantly remove
slack from the seat belts. Belt force limiters allow a slight amount of give
in the seat belts and reduce the peak seat-belt forces on the occupant. A
rollover sensor can deploy the ETDs in rollovers that exceed the deployment
threshold and, if deemed necessary, release the head/thorax air bags.
Please see page 49 for Endnotes.
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Amenities
Audio and telecommunications system 
This redesigned unit contains a 5" color-LCD display, 6-disc CD changer and Bluetooth® interface
for hands-free calling.8
Standard all models.
All-new COMAND system 
Your center for easy mastery over audio, video, hands-free calling and optional navigation
functions. Our upgraded Cockpit Management and Data (COMAND) system lets you not only
change stations, choose tracks and adjust the volume, but also make calls, because now it’s
integrated with our standard Bluetooth interface.8 Beyond traditional music sources, there’s also
available SIRIUS Satellite Radio and an in-dash SD memory card reader. For compressed audio files,
the Music Register offers four gigabytes of space. Further customize your music with the available
iPod®/MP3 Media Interface to explore the contents of compatible electronic devices. While parked,
you can even watch video, thanks to the DVD changer. Gracenote® presents another attractive
option, as it provides song-title and artist information. All on a 6.5" color-LCD screen and easily
accessed via steering-wheel or head-unit controls.
Optional all models.
Enhanced Voice Control 
While this helpful feature makes hands-free calls a cinch, it also aids other functions such as
navigation. Now you no longer need to spell out a destination when using the optional Navigation
System — just saying “Toledo” or “Tallahassee” is sufficient. This voice control is so sophisticated, it
can even screen out “ums” and “ahs” and understand “yeah” for “yes.” Yes, indeed.
Optional all models.
Navigation System 
Using a hard drive built into the new COMAND
system and GPS satellites to locate your
position, this option displays the route to your
destination and suggests Points Of Interest
along the way — restaurants, hotels, ATMs,
Mercedes-Benz dealerships and more — in more
vivid detail than ever before. Maps and other
visual aids appear on-screen; voice instructions
play through the audio system.10 And you? You
simply enjoy the journey.
Optional all models.
harman/kardon LOGIC7®
surround-sound system
with Dolby® Digital 5.111 
This digital surround-sound system fills the
cabin with 500 watts of beautifully balanced
sound. Eleven optimally placed speakers and
theater-quality, 5.1-channel Dolby Digital or
DTS processing deliver an enthralling
surround-sound experience from FM radio,
MP3s, available SIRIUS Satellite Radio and the
6-disc CD changer.
Optional all models.
Please see page 49 for Endnotes. l Standard.  Optional or included with a package. 0 Not available.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio l 
Enjoy a 6-month subscription to SIRIUS with over 130 channels including 69 channels of
100% commercial-free music, plus news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data.
SIRIUS is also home to live play-by-play broadcasts of the biggest sports — NFL, NASCAR,®
NBA and games from over 150 college sports teams. SIRIUS is sure to be one of your
favorite cabin appointments.12
Standard SLK 55 AMG. Optional SLK 300 and SLK 350.
Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid13 l
Three buttons put a multitude of services at system subscribers’ fingertips:
•S OS button: Push in an emergency for a Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid Response Specialist who
can notify police or other emergency personnel of your vehicle’s location. The system also
automatically activates when an air bag or seat-belt Emergency Tensioning Device deploys.
•Wrench button: For Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance. Service personnel will help you
identify the trouble and dispatch roadside assistance as needed.14
•i-button: Contact the Customer Assistance Center, your Mercedes-Benz dealer or our
Concierge service. You can also receive Route Assistance15 and access Mercedes-Benz
Tele Aid’s Traffic Information service.16,17
Standard all models.
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Heated seats l 
Heated seats help take the chill out of even
the coldest day. The seats offer three levels
of soothing warmth and are available as part
of the optional Heating Package.
Standard SLK 55 AMG. Optional SLK 300
and SLK 350.
Rain-sensing wipers l 
Part of the optional Premium 1 Package, the
intermittent wipers automatically adjust their
frequency based on the amount of rainfall that the
infrared sensors detect on the windshield glass.
Standard SLK 55 AMG. Optional SLK 300
and SLK 350.
Digital dual-zone climate control 
This system features left and right temperature
controls, fully automatic operation and a
charcoal filter that can automatically shut
off incoming air when it senses an increase in
smog, plus an attractive digital display for
enhanced readability.
Optional all models.
AIRSCARF 
While the roof of the SLK-Class may drop in 22 seconds, this dynamic roadster offers more
hours of top-down enjoyment than you might expect. Picture a sunny day. Now imagine an
unseasonable chill. Well, lower the top regardless. Included in the optional Heating Package,
AIRSCARF directs three levels of warm air onto the back of your neck. Coupled with heated
seats, you’ll savor the pleasures of owning a convertible on numerous days and nights.
Ah, the delights of innovative technology.
Optional all models.
8-way power seats l 
Included as part of the optional Premium 1
Package, 8-way power driver and passenger
seats each feature 3-position memory and,
in SLK 300 and SLK 350 Roadsters, 4-way
lumbar support for custom-tailored comfort.
The memory system also retains your
desired settings for the package’s 4-way
power steering column and side mirrors.
Standard SLK 55 AMG. Optional SLK 300
and SLK 350.
Bi-Xenon headlamps 
Our Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID)
headlamps produce a brighter, whiter light on
both high and low beams. They also have dynamic
level control to help cut glare, as well as heated
high-pressure washers. Included as part of the
optional Lighting Package.
Optional all models.
SmartKey roof activation l 
Also part of the optional Premium 1 Package, the SLK’s standard SmartKey adds
the convenience of infrared-remote roof operation. Perfect for cooling off a hot cabin,
or closing the roof after parking, from outside the car.
Standard SLK 55 AMG. Optional SLK 300 and SLK 350.
l Standard.  Optional or included with a package. 0 Not available.
Corner-illuminating front foglamps  0
To help you see better around turns and when
entering dark areas such as driveways and
parking structures, corner-illuminating front
foglamps — included as part of the optional Lighting
Package — monitor steering angle and turn-signal
use and illuminate to help brighten your path.
Optional all models.
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Interior upholstery, trim
Silver
Interior upholstery, AMG Premium Leather
Exterior paintwork, non-metallic
Red/Blackg,a
Aluminuma
Black
Ash/Blackh,a
Burl Walnut wood
Mars Red
b
Interior upholstery, leather
Blacka
Arctic White
Black
Exterior paintwork, metallicj
Exterior paintwork, metallic j
Beigei,a
Beigec
Obsidian Black
Palladium Silver
Capri Blue
Iridium Silver
Storm Red
Orion Blue
Pewter
Hampton Sand
Color and Trim
Redd
Ashe
Natural
Beige Premiumf,b
Design an SLK-Class all your own
Choose from a variety of metallic and non-metallic exterior paints. Then add your favorite available
upholstery color and material choices. To keep your vehicle’s exterior looking its best for a long
time, Mercedes-Benz uses nanotechnology — specifically, microscopic ceramic nano-particles.
Each ceramic nano-particle is tens of thousands of times thinner than a human hair, but when
joined together they are incredibly durable. When the clearcoat is applied, the nano-particles float
around freely in the liquid paint. The resulting finish offers considerably greater and longer-lasting
resistance to fine scratches — such as those caused by car washes and environmental factors — than
conventional paint finishes, for an enduring deep gloss. And with this many choices, there’s bound
to be a design combination for you.
a Not available SLK 300 and SLK 350. b Not available SLK 55 AMG. c Black interior with Beige leather seats and matching
Beige door-trim inserts. d Black interior with Red leather seats and matching Red door-trim inserts. e Black interior with
Ash leather seats and matching Ash door-trim inserts and lower dashboard. f Black interior with Natural Beige Premium
leather seats and matching Natural Beige Premium door-trim inserts. g Black interior with two-tone Red/Black leather
seats and Red leather door-trim inserts. h Black interior with two-tone Ash/Black leather seats and Ash door-trim inserts
and lower dashboard. i Black interior with Beige leather seats and matching Beige door-trim inserts. j Optional at extra cost.
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Service & Support
Mercedes-Benz Tele Aida
Three buttons put a multitude of services at
system subscribers’ fingertips: emergency
response (SOS button), roadside assistance
(Wrench button) and even information
services (i-button).b Enhance your sense of
security with Remote Door Unlock and Stolen
Vehicle Recovery. Enhance your control with
features like real-time traffic updates. With an
active Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid subscription,
you may be eligible for a discount from your
insurance provider.
Mercedes-Benz Search & Send
The Internet is a great tool for planning trips
and vacations, and Search & Send makes
it even more effective. Use Yahoo!® Local
Maps and Google Maps to plan routes
and attractions, then send that information
directly to your vehicle’s Navigation System.
Information can also be sent to you while
you’re traveling, so friends can forward tips
on great things to do and see, or the best
way to go.
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Mercedes-Benz Concierge
Expand your privileges with access to a
Personal Concierge that fulfills your requests
for nearly “anything, anytime, anywhere” and an
Online Concierge for accessing your Personal
Concierge via your computer or PDA wherever
Internet access is available, as well as Traffic
Informationc and Route Assistance.d
24-hour Roadside Assistance
The first of its kind and still the only one that
remains in effect for the life of the vehicle. Our
Roadside Assistance technicians draw on years
of experience and training to get you back on
the road as quickly as possible.e
24-hour Customer Service
Our Customer Assistance Center is your
one-stop source for answers. Whether you
need to know how to use your audio system,
find the nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer, get
pricing or learn about personal and automotive
accessories, just call 1-800-FOR-MERCEDES
or press the Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid i-button
in your vehicle.
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranties
Our New Vehicle Limited Warranty runs for 48
months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.
And anytime during the new vehicle warranty
coverage, you can purchase a Mercedes-Benz
Extended Limited Warranty that will extend
protection after the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty expires.f
Sign and Drive service
Our legendary Roadside Assistance service
includes bringing you some fuel if you’ve run
out, replacing a flat tire with your spare or
jump-starting your car if the battery dies.
All at no charge, and all for as long as you’re
driving a Mercedes-Benz — even somebody
else’s.i Help is as close as your vehicle’s
Wrench button (for Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid
subscribers) or just a phone call away at
1-800-FOR-MERCEDES.
Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System
Routine service intervals are fixed and
predictable at every 10,000 miles or one year,
whichever occurs first.g About one month
before service is due, your vehicle will remind
you via a dashboard display that your next
service is approaching. You may also pay for
required maintenance in advance with Prepaid
Maintenance and enjoy the convenience of
having the cost included in your monthly lease
or finance payment.h
Trip Interruption benefits
In the unlikely event that a breakdown covered
by your MBUSA New Vehicle Limited Warranty
occurs more than 100 miles from your home,
leaves your Mercedes-Benz inoperable or
unsafe to drive and requires overnight
repairs at a Mercedes-Benz Center, you’ll
be reimbursed up to $300 per day for any
documented expenses — for up to three
days — including meals, lodging and
substitute transportation.
Dealer Alternate Transportation Program
Whenever you bring your vehicle into an
official Mercedes-Benz Center for servicing
during the warranty period, ask about your
dealer’s Alternate Transportation Program —
so you can maintain your busy schedule
while your dealer maintains your vehicle.j
Accessories
A Mercedes-Benz is the definition of luxury and performance. It can also be a statement
of personal style. So take a moment to survey our genuine accessories. Each is designed,
engineered and tested to the same exacting standards as your vehicle. Which is to say, to
your own high standards.
Mercedes-Benz Financial
Mercedes-Benz Financial offers a wide and
impressive array of flexible and convenient
financing options. To determine whether
purchasing or leasing is right for you and to
estimate the monthly payment of your next
Mercedes-Benz, visit MercedesBenzFinancial.com.
European Delivery Program
With our factory delivery program, enjoy a
honeymoon with your new Mercedes-Benz
as you savor the delight of driving it in the
land where it was built — while you enjoy a
7% savings on many models.k Also take
advantage of the optional Rally Package,
which takes you through the Black Forest
and the Alps, then on to Munich, staying at
luxurious, historic hotels all along the way.
Illuminated door sills
These glowing blue door sill panels
say “Mercedes-Benz” in more ways than
one. Loudly.
Light-alloy wheels
Either accessory wheel enhances your vehicle with sporty elegance. While
the first is a 17" twin 5-spoke design and the second an 18" triple 5-spoke
style, both flash a sterling-silver finish.
To learn more about these and many other
services — including dealer locations and
financing options — visit us at MBUSA.com today.
a Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid equipment is standard on all SLK-Class models. First year’s Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid service provided at no additional cost with subscription. Subscription and acquaintance call required for service to be active. Service operates only
where cellular and GPS coverage are available and requires adequate power supply. Owner must authorize vehicle tracking by providing passcode and a valid stolen vehicle police report number. Passcode required to activate Remote Door Unlock. See dealer
for details of telematics services. b Concierge service available only with Mercedes-Benz Concierge. Traffic Information and Route Assistance use is included as part of Mercedes-Benz Concierge and is available at an additional per-use charge when used with
the Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid service. See dealer for details. c Performance of the automated voice system varies depending on the noise level in and around the vehicle. Traffic Information is based on available broadcast data, not available in all areas and
only provided for routes that have been personalized on the Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid website (up to five routes) or are within a specified radius of your vehicle’s present location. See Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid section of MBUSA.com for available cities. d Route
Assistance is available for an additional charge with the Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid service and included as part of Mercedes-Benz Concierge. e Vehicle must be accessible from main roads. Roadside Assistance repairs may involve charges for parts, service
and towing. Depending on the circumstances, these services may be provided by an outside service, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance. For full details of the Roadside Assistance Program, please see your dealer. f Please see your dealer for
warranty details as well as for terms, conditions and pricing for extended warranty options. A surcharge for extended warranties may apply if purchased more than 30 days after the vehicle is purchased. g Requires use of 229.5-spec oil and high-performance
fleece oil filter for gasoline engines and 229.51-spec oil for diesel engines. Driver is responsible for monitoring fluid levels and tire pressure between service visits. See Maintenance Booklet for details. h Prepaid Maintenance only covers items that are critical
to ensuring the long-term performance of your vehicle. Ask your dealer for a brochure containing details regarding coverage and terms. i For full details of Sign and Drive service, as well as the Roadside Assistance Program, please see your dealer. j Certain
restrictions may apply. Terms, conditions and dealer participation may vary. k European Delivery discount available on select models. Please see your dealer for details.
All-season floor mats
Keep the carpet of your SLK-Class in top
condition, in virtually any weather. Deep
channels in the floor mats trap large amounts
of water, mud and melting snow. Easy to clean,
these black mats come two to a set.
Plexiglas® windscreen
Heavy winds can put a damper on convertible
driving. So use this easy-to-install (or
remove) Plexiglas windscreen to make your
experience more comfortable. In just a few
steps, you can fit the transparent Plexiglas
screen or two nets (on plastic frames for the
roll bars) to the vehicle. And whenever you
feel like putting the top up, simply store the
Plexiglas windscreen in the accompanying
complimentary bag.
Front spoiler trim and chrome accents
Amplify the lines of the roadster — and
boost its aerodynamics — with this seamlessly
incorporated two-part front spoiler. Add more
edge with our set of two chrome door-handle
inserts, which also help protect the finish
from scratches. Finally, put a finer point on
it yet with our exclusive chrome grille and
front-bumper inserts.
SLK 300 COUPE/ROADSTER
SLK 350 COUPE/ROADSTER
SLK 55 AMG COUPE/ROADSTER
ENGINE
SLK 300 COUPE/ROADSTER
SLK 350 COUPE/ROADSTER
SLK 55 AMG COUPE/ROADSTER
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CHASSIS
Engine size and type
2,996-cc DOHC 24-valve V-6
3,498-cc DOHC 24-valve V-6
5,439-cc AMG-built SOHC 24-valve V-8
Construction
Aluminum-alloy cylinder block.
Aluminum-alloy cylinder block.
Aluminum-alloy cylinder block.
Net power
228 hp @ 6,000 rpm
300 hp @ 6,500 rpm
355 hp @ 5,750 rpm
Net torque
221 lb-ft @ 2,500–5,000 rpm
265 lb-ft @ 4,900 rpm
376 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Compression ratio
11.3:1
11.7:1
11.0:1
Fuel tank (capacity — reserve)
18.5 gal — 2.4 gal
18.5 gal — 2.4 gal
18.5 gal — 2.4 gal
Suspension configuration
Front: Independent 3-link with anti­dive geometry and lowered ride height. Stabilizer bar.
Rear: Independent 5-arm multilink with lowered ride height. Geometry for antisquat and alignment control. Stabilizer bar.
Springs/shock absorbers
Front coil springs over gas-pressurized shock absorbers. Separate rear coil springs and shock absorbers.
Sport suspension
With optional Sport Package.
Steering
Rack-and-pinion with Direct Steer System. Turning circle: 34.5 ft curb-to-curb.
With optional Sport Package.
Standard AMG sport suspension.
WHEELS/TIRES
DRIVETRAIN
Manual transmission
Standard.
Not available.
Not available.
Automatic transmission
Optional 7-speed automatic.
Standard 7-speed automatic.
Electronically controlled driver-adaptive shifting.
Electronically controlled driver-adaptive shifting.
Standard 7-speed automatic with
AMG SPEEDSHIFT.™
Electronically controlled driver-adaptive shifting.
Drive configuration
Rear-wheel drive.
Rear-wheel drive.
Rear-wheel drive.
Rear axle ratio
3.27:1
3.27:1
3.06:1
TRACTION/STABILITY
Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
Standard.
Standard.
Standard.
Acceleration, 0–60 mph1
Manual: 6.1 seconds.
Automatic: 6.1 seconds.
Automatic: 5.4 seconds.
Automatic: 4.9 seconds.
Fuel economy, EPA estimate18
Manual:
City: 17
Highway: 26
City: 18
Highway: 26
City: 14
Highway: 22
Wheels
Standard 17" twin 6-spoke, 7.5x17/8.5x177
Standard 17" split 5-spoke, 7.5x17/8.5x177
18" AMG twin 5-spoke, 7.5x18/8.5x187
Tires
225/45 R17 front — 245/40 R17 rear,
high-performance.7
225/45 R17 front — 245/40 R17 rear,
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225/40 R18 front — 245/35 R18 rear,
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Brake system
Dual-circuit power-assist 4-wheel disc.
Dual-circuit power-assist 4-wheel disc.
AMG-enhanced dual-circuit power-assist 4-wheel disc.
Brake discs — calipers, front
Brake discs — calipers, rear
11.8" ventilated — single-piston floating.
10.9" solid — dual-piston fixed.
13.0" perforated/ventilated — four-piston fixed.
11.4" solid — dual-piston fixed.
13.6" perforated/ventilated — AMG 4-piston fixed.
11.8" perforated/ventilated — AMG dual-piston fixed.
Antilock Braking System (ABS) and
Brake Assist (BAS)
Standard.
Standard.
Standard.
BRAKES
PERFORMANCE
Automatic:
City: 19
Highway: 26
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SLK 350
SLK 55 AMG
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
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S P E C I F I C AT I O N S A N D E Q U I P M E N T
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Wheelbase
95.7 in
95.7 in
95.7 in
Front headroom
37.9 in
37.9 in
37.9 in
Overall length
161.5 in
161.5 in
161.5 in
Front legroom
42.5 in
42.5 in
42.5 in
Overall height
51.1 in (top up)
51.1 in (top up)
50.0 in (top up)
Trunk capacity
Overall width
70.4 in
70.4 in
70.6 in
9.8 cu ft (top up)
6.5 cu ft (top down)
9.8 cu ft (top up)
6.5 cu ft (top down)
9.8 cu ft (top up)
6.5 cu ft (top down)
Curb weight, m
anual
automatic
3,208 lb
3,252 lb
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3,318 lb
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3,472 lb
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Electrohydraulic retractable steel hardtop. One button lowers or raises
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for lane changing. Auxiliary LED turn-signal indicators are integrated
within side mirror housings.
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Delayed-shutoff court­esy lamps. Dual front reading lamps.
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Enclosed storage in console and on rear cabin wall. Illuminated
glovebox. Pockets in both doors. Parcel net in right front footwell
and on rear cabin wall behind seats.
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SEATING
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Driver-selectable light-sensing headlamps can be set via the
Auto position of the headlamp switch to automatically illuminate
in darkness.
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INTERIOR
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Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus displays distance remaining
to next basic maintenance service, indicates type of service due and
provides automatic reminder when service interval draws near. System
also monitors brake-pad wear.
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Audible reminders and messages for open door; exterior lamp failure;
low fuel, engine oil, coolant and washer fluid; and to release parking
brake, switch off headlamps and remove ignition key.
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RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
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river and passenger are each provided with a dual-stage front air
bag (adaptive for the passenger), a knee bag, a side-impact head/
thorax air bag and a 3-point seat belt with an Emer­gency Tensioning
Device (ETD) and belt force limiter.6
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in response to frontal impact severity exceeding a preset deployment
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threshold of severity, or certain rollovers. ETD will not deploy if
seat belt is unfastened.
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CLIMATE CONTROL
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REST mode can ventilate the cabin or help keep it warmer by using
residual heat for up to 30 minutes after the car has been turned off.
F E AT U R E S A N D O P T I O N S
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tachometer, fuel gauge and quartz clock.
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Multifunction display in instrument cluster, scrolled via steering-wheel
controls to operate and display various menus and vehicle features:
• Trip meter and outside temperature indicator.
• Digital speedometer, coolant temperature, Maintenance System
(see below) and oil-level check (SLK 55 AMG).
• Radio station, 6-disc CD changer, iPod® playlist/track (with optional
iPod/MP3 Media Interface22) and SIRIUS Satellite Radio.23
• Hard-drive-based Navigation System route guidance.23
• Vehicle reminder and message indicator.
• Driver-programmable settings for displays and lighting, vehicle and
convenience features.
• Trip computer (elapsed time, fuel consumption and distance to empty).
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Bluetooth® interface for hands-free calling.8
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to provide 24-hour live assistance for: emergency aid (SOS button),
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ENDNOTES
SLK 55 AMG
LOCKING/SECURITY
OPTION PACKAGES
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SmartKey uses an electronic code to unlock steering column and
ignition. Removing SmartKey from ignition disables engine computer.
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SmartKey remote control integrates: Remote Door Lock/Unlock
buttons, trunk opener, removable valet key and panic alarm.
Driver may selectively unlock only the driver’s door and fuel filler
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• iPod®/MP3 Media Interface.
• 8-way power seats, each with 3-position memory.
• Power tilt/telescoping steering column.
• 4-way adjustable lumbar support (not available SLK 55 AMG).
• SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
• Auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors.
• Rain-sensing intermittent wipers.
• SmartKey infrared-remote window and hardtop operation.
• Integrated 3-button garage door control.
• Ambient interior lighting.
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Multimedia Package:
• 40-gigabyte hard-drive-based Navigation System.
• 6.5" color-LCD display.
• harman/kardon Logic7® surround-sound system
with Dolby® Digital 5.1.
• 4-gigabyte Music Register.
• Enhanced Voice Control.
• In-dash SD memory card reader.
• Gracenote® database.
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• 18" AMG multispoke alloy wheels with high-performance tires.7
• Sport front air dam, side skirts, rear apron and trunk-lid spoiler.
• Sport suspension.
• Steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles featuring selectable
Manual mode (with automatic transmission).
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Lighting Package:
• Bi-Xenon headlamps with corner-illuminating front foglamps.
• Heated headlamp washers.
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• Heated seats (standard SLK 55 AMG).
• AIRSCARF neck-level heating system.
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• AMG leather- and Alcantara-trimmed sport steering wheel
with shift paddles.
• 174-mph speed limiter.25
• AMG sport suspension with “Nürburgring” calibration.
• AMG compound braking system.
• 18" AMG twin-spoke multipiece wheels.7
• Carbon Fiber trim.
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F E AT U R E S A N D O P T I O N S
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1 Stated rates of acceleration are based upon manufacturer’s track results and may vary depending on model, environmental and road surface conditions, driving style, elevation and vehicle load.
2 Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake system maintenance, and tire and road conditions.
3 Requires subscription. Service subscription for the first six months included with purchase.
4 No system, regardless of how advanced, can overcome the laws of physics or correct careless driving. Please always wear your seat belt. Performance is limited by available traction, which snow, ice and other conditions can affect. Always drive carefully,
consistent with conditions. Best performance in snow is obtained with winter tires.
5 The roll bar system is designed to enhance the level of rollover protection compared to a vehicle without one. No system, regardless of how advanced, can eliminate the chance of injury in an accident. Please always wear your seat belt.
6 WARNING: THE FORCES OF A DEPLOYING AIR BAG CAN CAUSE SERIOUS OR FATAL INJURIES TO A CHILD UNDER AGE 13. See Operator’s Manual for warnings and information on air bags, seat belts, seating of children in the vehicle and the use of child restraints.
7 Lower aspect ratio tires and accompanying wheels provide substantially increased treadwear, increased tire noise and reduced ride comfort. Serious wheel and tire damage may occur if the vehicle is operated on rough or damaged road surfaces or upon
encountering road debris or obstacles. These tires are not designed for use on snow and ice. Winter tires mounted on appropriately sized and approved wheels are recommended for driving in those conditions.
8 BLUETOOTH® INTERFACE DOES NOT PROVIDE PHONE CHARGING OR EXTERNAL ANTENNA. PHONE BOOK DOWNLOAD AND VOICE INTERACTIVITY FEATURES ARE DEPENDENT ON SELECTED HANDSET. VISIT WIRELESS4MB.COM FOR DETAILS.
9 Only for timing use on roads and in conditions where high-speed driving is permitted. Racing on public roads is prohibited under all circumstances and posted speed limits should always be obeyed.
10 While the Navigation System provides directional assistance, the driver must remain focused on safe driving behavior, including paying attention to traffic and street signs. The driver should utilize the system’s audio cues while driving and should only consult the
map or visual displays once the vehicle has been stopped in a safe place. Maps do not cover all areas or all routes within an area.
11 © 2008 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved. Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dobly Laboratories. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners. DTS is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc. Copyright
© 2007 DTS, Inc. All rights reserved.
12 SIRIUS and the SIRIUS dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. NFL is a registered trademark of the National Football League. NASCAR® is a registered trademark of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. NBA is a
registered trademark of NBA Properties, Inc. All rights reserved. For full Terms & Conditions, visit sirius.com. Pricing and programming are subject to change. Not available in Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. Six-month service subscription included with purchase.
13 Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid equipment is standard on all SLK-Class models. First year’s Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid service provided at no additional cost with subscription. Subscription and acquaintance call required for service to be active. Service operates only
where cellular and GPS coverage are available and requires adequate power supply. Owner must authorize vehicle tracking by providing passcode and a valid stolen vehicle police report number. Passcode required to activate Remote Door Unlock. See dealer for
details of telematics services.
14 Vehicle must be accessible from main roads. Roadside Assistance repairs may involve charges for parts, service and towing. Depending on the circumstances, these services may be provided by an outside service, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Roadside
Assistance. For full details of the Roadside Assistance Program, please see your dealer.
15 Route Assistance is available for an additional charge with the Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid service and included as part of Mercedes-Benz Concierge.
16 Concierge service available only with Mercedes-Benz Concierge. Traffic Information and Route Assistance use is included as part of Mercedes-Benz Concierge and is available at an additional per-use charge when used with the Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid service.
See dealer for details.
17 Performance of the automated voice system varies depending on the noise level in and around the vehicle. Traffic Information is based on available broadcast data, not available in all areas and only provided for routes that have been personalized on the
Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid website (up to five routes) or are within a specified radius of your vehicle’s present location. See Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid section of MBUSA.com for available cities.
18 2008 EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length.
19 Figures are with top up unless otherwise indicated.
20 Optional or part of an Option Package. See optional equipment listing on page 48.
21 Unsecured cargo can become hazardous in a collision. Always secure cargo using floor-mounted tie-downs.
22 Please obey all speed laws. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.
23 iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. All iPod devices are sold separately. Feature not compatible with iPod Shuffle. See dealer for details.
24 When equipped with this feature.
25 OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) IS DESIGNED TO TURN THE PASSENGER’S FRONT AIR BAG OFF WHEN THE SYSTEM SENSES THE WEIGHT OF A TYPICAL CHILD 12 MONTHS OLD OR LESS PLUS THE WEIGHT OF A STANDARD APPROPRIATE CHILD
RESTRAINT. SEE OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS SYSTEM AND FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE TRANSPORTATION OF CHILDREN HEAVIER THAN A TYPICAL 12-MONTH-OLD.
26 Please obey all speed laws.
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