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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK review, prices & specs

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK |new car review

Posted on Jan 8, 2015 by
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK
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AEDAED 186,000 - 305,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 90%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The Mercedes-Benz SLK is a popular . Although there is little new for 2015, it still offers as much fun as ever, but is it worth it?

Pros

* Interior fit and finish is simply brilliant.
* Neat and innovative head scarf feature.

Cons

* Front end proportions seems a little too large for the car.
* Price point sets it out of the budget for most of its intended audience.

Looks

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK is fighting in a very niche corner of the market. Roadsters like this have to possess a “Wow!” factor or they will simply fail. The SLK follows the standard Mercedes front-end design, which it must be said is inherently large and thus looks a bit weird leading a smaller body. It’s good looking, if a little disproportionate.

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK front

Feels

The SLK is fitted with a very typical Mercedes-Benz interior. Everything is clinically finished and neat. The special GCC specification model comes with Nappa Leather, which all feels delightfully comfortable, although it’s worth noting that you wouldn’t want to leave the roof down in the summer-sun for too long!

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK interior

Engineering

There is nothing in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK that you won’t find in other Mercedes models. But despite this lack of quirky features, the SLK still has enough toys to keep you entertained. The “Neck Scarf” feature is clever, as a head-height air vent will help keep you that touch warmer in the cooler months.

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK side

What’s on offer?

There are four models of the SLK available in the UAE, with the entry-level SLK 200 starting at around AED 186,000. Above that is the SLK 250 and 350, with prices going up accordingly. The top of the range SLK 55 AMG comes with a 5.5 litre engine which emits 421hp and 540Nm of torque. This model will set you back an eye-watering AED 305,000.

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK top

Summing it

Roadsters are a popular choice of car for a generally younger class of driver. With this in mind it is worth noting that the majority of younger people won’t be able to afford an SLK, even though it is one of the more “economical” offerings from Mercedes. The standard Mercedes front design is too big for the rest of the car, and it is plausibly out of reach for a large number of its intended market. That just about sums up what the SLK is all about.

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2002015 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2502015 Mercedes-Benz SLK 3502015 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
Engine/ Cylinders1.8 litre turbocharged / 4cyl1.8 litre turbocharged / 4cyl3.5 litre turbocharged / V65.5 litre turbocharged / V8
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
184 hp @ 5,250 RPM204 hp @ 5,500 RPM306 hp @ 6,500 RPM421 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
270 Nm @ 4,600 RPM310 Nm @ 4,300 RPM370 Nm @ 3,500 RPM540 Nm @ 4,500 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic7 speed automatic7 speed automatic7 speed automatic
DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h7.3 secs6.6 secs5.6 secs4.6 secs
Top speed240 km/h243 km/h250 km/h250 km/h
PriceAED 186,000AED 205,000AED 234,000AED 305,000

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