R 172

SLK R172

SLK Owners club

SLK Owners club

Development on the R172 began in 2005, with the final design being selected in 2008. Mercedes-Benz announced the new SLK in the autumn of 2010, allowing car magazines to drive disguised test cars several months prior to official announcement in January 2011 and formal public launch at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011. The company took the unusual step of issuing several press releases in October and November 2010 announcing new features such as "Magic Sky Control".

  • SLK 200 (2011-2015) – 1.8 L 135 kW (184 PS; 181 hp)  turbocharged engine, 0–100 km/h (62 mph) 7.1 seconds, top speed of 149 mph. (not available in Canada and the United States)
  • SLK 200 (2.0) (2015-present) – 2.0 L 135 kW (184 PS; 181 hp)  turbocharged engine, 0–100 km/h (62 mph) 6.8 seconds, top speed of 149 mph. (not available in Canada and the United States)
  • SLK 250 (2011-2015) – 1.8 L 150 kW (204 PS; 201 hp)  turbocharged engine, 0–100 km/h (62 mph) 6.4 seconds, top speed of 152 mph.
  • SLK 250 CDI (2012-2015) – 2.1 L 150 kW (204 PS; 201 hp)  turbocharged diesel engine, 0–100 km/h (62 mph) 6.5 seconds, top speed of 152 mph. (not available in Canada and the United States)
  • SLK 250d (2015-present) – 2.1 L 150 kW (204 PS; 201 hp)  turbocharged diesel engine, 0–100 km/h (62 mph) 6.4 seconds, top speed of 152 mph. (not available in Canada and the United States)
  • SLK 300 (2015-present) – 2.0 L 180 kW (245 PS; 241 hp) turbocharged engine, 0–100 km/h (62 mph) 5.6 seconds, top speed of 155 mph.
  • SLK 350 (2011-2015) – 3.5 L 225 kW (306 PS; 302 hp) V6 engine, 0–100 km/h (62 mph) 5.4 seconds, top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).
  • SLK 55 AMG – 5.5 L 310 kW (421 PS; 415 hp) V8 engine, 0–100 km/h (62 mph) 4.1 seconds, top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited). In the SLK55 AMG R172 Mercedes-AMG introduced the all-new naturally aspirated 5.5 L V8 engine. This engine is based on a naturally aspirated variant of the twin-turbocharged M157 V8 engine, the M152.