This was the last Mercedes sports car that you could buy with both a 6 cylinder and a manual transmission. The C300 sedan was the only other Mercedes you could have with a manual
Unlike many modern stickshift offerings, the manual option in the SLK doesn’t feel like an afterthought. Car and Driver magazine said “The shifter feels like the love child of a Honda S2000 and BMW M3. There’s a slightly rubbery feel as in the M3, and the throws aren’t quite as short as the S2000’s, but the effort is light and positive. Shift as fast as you like, because the gearbox synchros feel unbeatable.”
The 2009 SLK was the first vehicle to offer Mercedes’ new Air-scarf technology, which is a neck-level heating system located in the headrest. At the touch of a button, Air Scarf flows warm air out from the headrest vents. This allows drivers to stay warm even with the roof down in cold weather
Key Model Year Changes:
First year of the SLK300, which replaced the SLK280
First year of the facelift for the R171 generation SLK, which included an updated F1-inspired front bumper and faux rear diffuser
Interior is completely updated. First year of the 3 spoke steering wheel
First year of NTG 2.5 audio system, which allows Bluetooth connectivity (which can then be operated via the audio system’s user interface
First year of the direct-steer system. This new steering rack features gearing that allows the steering ratio to change as steering angle changes. No elaborate actuators or sensors are needed
*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
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