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Mercedes Benz SLK350 facelift 2008 Road Test

Mon, 26 May 2008
On the road price, including VAT at 17.5%, delivery charges, number plates and VED £36,855.00

Available From 17th April 2008.

New Design In Detail

Front bumper with new design and more pronounced V-shape.
Area around the Mercedes star stands out more boldly, the all-round chamfered edge is more striking.
Front fog lights with chrome surrounds.
New-look rear bumper to give the tail a more powerful aspect, diffuser-look styling.
Exhaust tailpipe in new, angular design (trapezoidal).
Darkened tail lights (like SLK 55 AMG).
Exterior mirrors with larger mirror surface and arrow-shaped LED indicators.
New short aerial, suitable for automatic car washes.
New three-spoke sports steering wheel with multifunction buttons.
New instrument cluster with red needles, dial bezels in 3D look, plus chrome surrounds for the tubes and the clock/fuel gauge.
Upgraded trim elements/switches/pushbuttons in new colours.
Chrome insert below headunit.
New appointments colours: "gullwing red" and "natural beige".
New wood colours: "pale burr walnut" and "black ash grain".
Shift and selector levers with new leather-and-chrome trim.
Sporty looking trim strip on passenger side.
Modified power window switches.
New "palladium silver metallic" paint finish, plus the exclusive SLK finish "prehnite green metallic".

Equipment
New telematics generation (NTG 2.5) with additional functions and improved user friendliness.
All headunits feature Bluetooth hands-free facility as standard.
Operation of the power windows has also been revised and optimised, and now features a push-pull control. .

SLK 350
Standard Equipment Includes:

EXTERIOR
Fog lights – with chrome surround
17” alloy wheels (4) – 5-twin-spoke design. Front: 7.5J X 17(225/45 tyres) Rear: 8.5J x 17 (245/40 tyres)
Door mirrors – electrically adjustable and heated
Door sill panels with “Mercedes-Benz” lettering Spare wheel – space-saver (steel)
Electro-hydraulic vario roof
Electric windows (2)
Tinted glass – green
Wind deflector (fabric)
Exhaust system with chrome tailpipes (2)

COMFORT AND INTERIOR
6-speed manual transmission with Speedtronic cruise control
Air conditioning
Multi-function leather-trimmed steering wheel with trip computer
Remote boot release
Audio 20 radio with single CD drive (MP3 compatible), 9 speakers, includes 5” colour display and telephone keypad
Bluetooth interface for hands-free telephony
Seats – electrically adjustable with memory (including door mirror and steering column memory)
Sports seats
Seat height adjusters
Upholstery – “Sienna” Fabric

SAFETY AND SECURITY
Airbags – dual-stage, driver and passenger
Airbags – head/thorax sidebags for driver and passenger
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist (BAS)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) with Acceleration Skid Control (ASR)
Roll-over protection
Seatbelt pre-tensioners
Automatic child seat recognition sensor (works in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz child seats fitted with transponder)
Headlamp Assist - automatic headlamp activation
High-level third brake lamp
LED tail lights and brake lights
Brake-pad wear indicator
Service indicator (ASSYST)
Spare wheel – space-saver (steel)
Remote central locking
Alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection
Locking wheel bolts


Optional Extras

Direct Steering £205.00
Mirror Package – automatically dimming rear-view and driver’s door mirrors and folding exterior mirrors £335.00
Wind deflector transparent £215.00
Rain sensing wipe £90.00
Telephone pre-wiring with hands-free facility £320.00
AIRSCARF – neck level heating £350.00
7G-Tronic 7-speed automatic transmission with Tipfunction and Speedtronic cruise control £1,610.00
Sports Suspension £190.00
Luxury automatic climate control – includes digital display and two-zone control £435.00
Surround sound system - harman/kardon LOGIC 7® (11 high-performance loudspeakers and additional amplifiers) £510.00
Integrated 6 disc CD changer with MP3 Compatibility £245.00
Media Interface. Allows connection and control of portable media devices (e.g. MP3 player, USB storage media) £140.00
DAB digital radio tuner £320.00
Headlamp wash £200.00
Black Ash wood trim £655.00
AMG Bodystyling £2,605.00
18” AMG alloy wheels (4) – 5-twin-spoke design. Front: 7.5J x 18 (225/40 tyres) Rear: 8.5J x 18 (245/35 tyres) £1,180.00
Seats - heated £320.00
Remote control for roof operation integrated into Key £90.00
Metallic paint £620.00
Leather Upholstery £930.00

Colour choice
Exterior
Palladium silver metallic paint finish
Prehnite green metallic.

Interior
New "gullwing red" “or natural beige” leather.
New "pale burr walnut" and "black ash grain" wood trims

Warranty:

3 yr unlimited mileage warranty
30 yrs Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance - including European cover
30 yrs warranty against perforation due to corrosion from the inside out
More at www.mercedes-benz.co.uk
 

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