Mercedes-Benz SLK 2012 hardtop roadster debuts

Mercedes-Benz SLK 2012 hardtop roadster debuts

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the all-new 2012 SLK-Class. Now entering its third generation, the SLK takes styling cues from the SLS AMG and now has a glass folding hard-top.

The 2012 SLK Roadster has what Mercedes-Benz calls a “panorama vario-roof with Magic Sky Control”, which switches between light and dark transparency at the touch of a button. Another new feature is a pivoting wind-stop, a transparent plastic attached to the back of the roll bars so passengers can swing them to the centre of the bars to reduce turbulent airflow. There also seems to be an optional body kit.

There will be two models of the 2012 SLK available in its first year, both powered by direct-injection engines. The SLK350 get a new 302 hp 3.5-litre V6, good for 0-100 kph in 5.6 seconds and a top speed limited to 248 kph. Later on in the model year, the SLK250 goes on sale with a 201 hp 1.8-litre supercharged 4-cylinder engine, good for 0-100 kph in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 248 kph.

All the usual Mercedes-Benz safety aids are present, including stuff to brake for you and stuff to wake you up if it thinks you are sleepy.

The 2012 SLK Roadster will reach showrooms in the summer of 2011.

Keep track of UAE updates and GCC news in the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class buyer guide.

What do you think?



  1. In the 2nd pic,it looks a bit weird ,I LOVE the new steering wheel ,,it’s perfect ,I’d rate the designe 8/10 ,,

  2. Nicely done.. Im loving how mercedes keeps reviving its classical lines.. You can see how it shares the looks of the SLS..

  3. hello Mashfique,

    Do you have any idea when will the new SLK 200 be available in dubai showrooms? and what would be the price of the car?

  4. In a reply to belal.
    ( It all happened in AbuDhabi )
    i went to the show room because i am thinking of buying one, anyways , the price i was told is like
    SLK 200 = 175,000 DHS .
    SLK 250 = forgot it 😛
    SLK 350 = 245,000 DHS

    only the engine is the deference and the VAN system.

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