Mercedes-Benz SLK200 Kompressor 2000 - AZH-CARS

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Mercedes-Benz SLK200 Kompressor 2000

At begin of the 1990s, after the advent in their -seater grand-tourer R129 SL and the Mazda MX-five, Daimler-Benz got down to create a brand new compact roadster, slotted under the SL. By overdue 1991 beneathneath Bruno Sacco, the primary layout sketches had been drawn and twelve 1:five scale fashions being constructed withinside the first 1/2 of of 1992.By the center of the yr, 5 of them had been proposed once more in full-scale. In early 1993, the very last layout changed into decided on and permitted through the board, with the German layout patent being filed on September 30, 1993. On April 22, 1996, the brand new manufacturing SLK-Class, primarily based totally at the R170 platform changed into added on the Turin Motor Show. SLK 230 Kompressor release version have become a competitor to the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z3. It changed into powered through a 193 hp 2.three L supercharged straight-four engine and a desire of computerized transmission or five-velocity guide transmission. 

The SLK changed into a current incarnation of the Fifties Mercedes-Benz 190SL through returning to 4 cylinders and a 94-inch (2,four hundred mm) wheelbase. Worldwide income hit 55,000, over double the whole nine-yr manufacturing of 190SLs, and among 1996 and 2004, over 311,000 SLKs had been sold. The first actual U.S.-marketplace R170 Mercedes SLK changed into finished on November 1, 1996 and went on sale in January 1997 for the 1998 version yr. The closing changed into finished on April 7, 2004.

The roof layout, advertised because the Vario-Roof, includes a folding metal tough pinnacle divided in 1/2 of alongside a transverse axis. Both halves are connected through a kinematic mechanism that's locked securely whilst the roof is closed. At the contact of a button at the centre console, a hydraulic machine with 5 cylinders controls the absolutely computerized folding procedure wherein the boot lid is likewise incorporated. It opens through tipping to the rear in order that the 2 roof halves have enough motion to pivot backwards because the roof opens; the roof sections then role themselves on pinnacle of every different and fold into the boot. If the roof is to be closed, the equal collection of moves is executed in opposite order. The hydraulic machine stows the roof withinside the top segment of the boot. A plastic curler blind separates the roof from the bags area under, a place with a capability of a hundred forty five litres withinside the first-technology SLK. With the roof closed, the burden extent multiplied to 348 litres (12.three cu ft). Two constant roll-over bars in the back of the seats labored with the A-pillars to shape an incorporated machine supplying a excessive diploma of roll-over protection.

The metal roof presents delivered protection, that's generally observed in a coupe, however with the power of a convertible on the equal time.

R170 facelift (2000)

In 1997, improvement on updates to the R170 started out and through early 1998, layout paintings on an up to date SLK changed into finished and patented on February 2, 1998. In February 2000, the SLK obtained a facelift which blanketed new the front and rear bumper designs, body-colored aspect skirts and the advent of latest wing mirrors incorporating indicators. The variety changed into improved to consist of a brand new entry-stage version SLK 2 hundred Kompressor and a brand new V6 withinside the SLK 320. Technical upgrades blanketed the addition of Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and a brand new 6-velocity guide transmission. A stabilizer bar changed into delivered to the rear and the the front one changed into reinforced. A three.46:1 axle changed into delivered for the guide shift SLK, and the gasoline tank grew from 12 to fourteen gallons.

In 2001 a brand new AMG version changed into delivered, with a 349 hp (260 kW) supercharged model of the three.2 L V6. This SLK 32 AMG changed into the maximum effective R170 SLK, and changed into an instantaneous rival of the BMW M Roadster and Porsche Boxster S. It changed into simplest presented with the newly engineered 5-gear "SpeedShift" and boasted 35% faster computerized shifts. All engines had been hand constructed through AMG through an man or woman engineer. 

The SLK32 AMG's engine has spark plugs in line with cylinder for optimum combustion and changed into outfitted with an intercooled Lysholm-kind twin-screw supercharger. Brakes have become 13.15 in (334 mm) diameter, upgraded from the same old 11.eight in (three hundred mm) items. AMG manufacturing ran among Aug 2000 and March 2004. Only four,333 had been constructed in total, of which 979 had been retained for Germany, 2,056 exported to the USA, and 263 to the UK.

In July 2004 a unique version changed into released previous to the alternative with the brand new R171 SLK in 2005. The R170 lived on because the Chrysler Crossfire till 2008, sharing tremendous factors of the SLK inclusive of engines and interiors.

R170 variety summary

Not all fashions had been exported to all markets.

  • SLK 2 hundred (1996-2000) - L (1998 cc) 136 bhp (a hundred and one kW; 138 PS) I4
  • SLK 2 hundred Kompressor (1996-2000) - L (1998 cc) 192 bhp (143 kW; 195 PS) I4 supercharged engine, zero-60 mph in 6.nine seconds, pinnacle velocity of 240 km/h (148 mph).
  • SLK 2 hundred Kompressor (2000-2004) - L (1998 cc) 163 bhp (122 kW; a hundred sixty five PS) I4 supercharged engine, zero-60 mph in 7.four seconds, pinnacle velocity of 223 km/h (138 mph).
  • SLK 230 Kompressor (1996-2000) - 2.three L (2295 cc) 193 bhp (a hundred and forty four kW; 196 PS) I4 supercharged engine
  • SLK 230 Kompressor (2000-2004) - 2.three L (2295 cc) 197 bhp (147 kW; 2 hundred PS) I4 supercharged engine, zero-60 mph in 6.nine seconds, pinnacle velocity of 240 km/h (148 mph).
  • SLK 320 (2000-2004) - three.2 L (3199 cc) 218 bhp (163 kW; 221 PS) V6 engine, zero-60 mph in 6.five seconds, pinnacle velocity of 245 km/h (152 mph).
  • SLK 32 AMG (2001-2004) - three.2 L (3199 cc) 349 bhp (260 kW; 354 PS) V6 engine, zero-sixty two mph in four.four seconds.