2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK gets facelift

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK gets facelift


The Mercedes-Benz SLK has been facelifted for the 2009 model year (or 2008, as they say in European markets). The tweaks include a front end in the style of an F1 car, while the rear gets edged tailpipes and a new bumper. The 2009 model also gets an updated interior with a new instrument panel design. Two new engines also join the line-up.


The two new heavily-revised engines which join the carryover AMG 5.5-litre V8 are a revised supercharged 4-cylinder producing 184 hp and 249 Nm of torque and a new 3.5-litre V6 producing 305 hp and 360 Nm of torque. Both engines also get better fuel economy and emit less pollutants. Transmission options include a five-speed automatic, a six-speed manual and a seven-speed automatic, depending on model.


There is also some sort of optional new all-mechanical variable steering system, as well as Bluetooth, iPod integration and voice-activated controls for the nav system.

What do you think?



  1. nice look and engine choices, i would prefer the 3.5 engine to buy, but not profissional work from Mercedes to make red seats 😉

  2. 😉 nice shape. but the red seats are not good for a car like mercedes

  3. hey mash i ve got a question for u.. i was looking at the honda accord 2005 road test and u said tht it took 8.9seconds 0-100 i hav a honda accord 2.4 2004 auto and it took me only 8 seconds o yea and wen r u gona road test the new altima or accord

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    Well, good for you. My friend Imran says he is sure he timed his older Corolla automatic at 6 seconds. Hats off to Imran!

    🙂 I’m going to ask for the new Accord and Altima during January.

  5. Hey mash the weight of landcruiser V6 A/T is 1460kg, not 1590kg as you sayd in the buyer guide, so it has to be faster than 12.8 to hit 100km/h

  6. My Corolla takes 3.6 seconds 😎

  7. how many seconds does it take for the new lancer gt to do 100?

  8. man mash wtf does tht mean

  9. my nissan sunny 1789 takes less than 1 second 😆 but you see i cant do that because of the tires, they are very old 😉

  10. yeah, my corrola geos in less than 6s 😎 the factory made a mistake by putting V8 engine in it

  11. my 1799 nissan sunny do it in less than 2 seconds, but you know because of the tires, they are very old 😆

  12. the problem with this car ,it is so feminine.they should probably call SLGAY not SLK.

  13. looooooooooool

  14. Yeah this is Imran here. Yes I did say something like that about my corolla back in the old days. But now I have bin enlightned by Mash to use more accurate means of calculating e.g. a stopwatch instead of counting in my head 😳

  15. looooooooooooooooooooooooooool 😆 😆 😆 😆

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