When Mercedes-Benz began developing the SLK-Class roadster in the mid 1990s, it had a design mission centered on three focal points — sportlich, leicht, und kurz, which translates to sport, light, and short. Since its launch in 1996, the smallest member of the SL-Class roadster family has manifested those traits while maintaining the prestige of the Mercedes-Benz brand. By nature, roadsters provide sheer enjoyment behind the wheel, and with the superior engineering of Mercedes-Benz, the SLK-Class takes the fun-loving roadster experience to new heights.Capable of transforming from a closed coupe to an open-top roadster in less than 20 seconds with the single push of a button, the SLK-Class' on-the-go conversions make it drivable in any conditions. With countless attempts to duplicate, the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class remains one of the most sought-after luxury roadsters available today.
Open Air or Closed Coupe
The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class features a retractable hard-top roof that folds into the trunk in less than 20 seconds. With a pivoting rear window, the roof neatly retracts to preserve trunk space. Even when closed, the SLK Roadster welcomes natural light through its heat-reflecting Panorama sunroof.
Through a direct-steer system, the SLK-Class varies the steering ratio based on how far you turn the wheel. At low speeds, the system allows for quick and seemingly effortless maneuverability. On the highway, direct-steer provides crisp responsiveness and superior directional stability.
A Harman/Kardon LOGIC7®surround sound system delivers premium audio through an 11-speaker 500-watt system. And when the top drops, Digital Dynamic Volume control automatically adjusts the sound system to maintain a nearly identical sound spectrum as you did in a closed environment.