The next generation 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK is scheduled to be introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this January, ahead of the European Premiere in Geneva.
Orders for the new Mercedes-Benz SLK are reported to start on January 17, 2011 with the first three engine options available. To start, the SLK 200 BlueEFFICIENCY with 184 hp and 270Nm available (€ 38,650 base price, 6.4 liters / 100), the SLK 250 BlueEFFICIENCY with 204 hp (310Nm – € 44,200, 6.2 litres/100km) and the SLK 350 BlueEFFICIENCY with 306 PS (370 nm – € 52,200, 7.1 liters / 100km) to choose from.
The next generation SLK will then hit the dealer showrooms on March 26.
The AMG engine peak comes later. The SLK 55 AMG with 422 hp -310 kW, uses as an 8-cylinder with a displacement of 5439 cc. The SLK 200 BlueEFFICIENCY and SLK 250 BlueEFFICIENCY will feature a 6-speed manual transmission including ECO start / stop function. Optional is the automatic transmission 7G-TRONIC Plus with ECO start / stop function.
For the launch there will be a special “Edition 1”, as known from other series. The vehicle is then delivered with designo matt lacquer in glacial gray and features standard LED daytime running lights. We have yet to hear additonal details on this edition but will keep you posted as we hear more.
For additional information on the next generation 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK, visti Mercedes-Benz Passion.