Power, luxury and sporty drop-top appeal
It would be hard to find another convertible that can match the luxury, racing-bred performance and top-down exhilaration delivered by the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster. Endowed with all the refinement and many of the amenities of the larger SL Roadster, the two-seat, retractable hardtop 2016 SLK Roadster offers a premium driving experience at a price that fits a wider range of budgets.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (MSRP of $58,100) comes in SLK 300 Roadster, SLK 350 Roadster and SLK 55 AMG® Roadster variants. For 2016, the SLK 300 features a more powerful turbocharged and direct-injected inline four-cylinder engine that sends 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The SLK 300 returns an estimated 7.3 litres per 100 kilometres of highway travels, thanks in part to a standard ECO Start/Stop system that automatically shuts the engine off in situations like stop lights, and seamlessly restarts it when you lift off the brake pedal.
In the 2016 SLK 350 Roadster, a direct-injected 3.5-litre V6 produces 302 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The V6 is paired with a seven-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission that helps the 2016 SLK350 sprint from zero to 100 km/h in a quick 5.6 seconds. Choose the 2016 SLK 55 AMG® Roadster to get a hand-built 5.5-litre AMG® V8 with 415 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque, power that will get you from zero to 100 in just 4.6 seconds.
Its compact dimensions make the 2016 SLK Roadster ideal for navigating tight urban areas. The sport-tuned suspension provides precise, agile handling that makes this roadster a worthy companion on winding back roads. A Dynamic Handling Package is also available, bringing an Adaptive Damping system and Torque Vectoring Brake along for the ride.
Gorgeous body lines, a prominent chrome-trimmed grille, LED daytime running lamps and available 18-inch twin five-spoke alloy wheels give the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster an ideal balance of modern and classic roadster looks. The retractable hardtop converts the 2016 SLK Roadster from coupe to convertible in less than 20 seconds with the push of a single button. To help preserve cargo space, the rear window pivots as the top lowers, and an available infrared remote can open and close the top with the SmartKey. Even with the top up, the SLK Roadster offers open air, as its hard top includes a standard panoramic roof.
The interior features beautiful, high-quality materials, including aluminum trim panels, brushed aluminum sport pedals and rich MB-Tex upholstery. You also have a choice of available amenities like hand-polished Burl Walnut wood trim and hand-fitted Nappa leather upholstery in black, Sahara Beige, Bengal Red or new two-tone brown.
To help you stay warm and comfortable on those beautiful, crisp days when the top is down, the AIRSCARF® neck-level heating system offers three-stage temperature control. Heated seats are also standard, as is automatic climate control.
The 2016 SLK Roadster features a standard 5.8-inch in-dash colour display with centre console controller and steering-wheel controls, as well as Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio streaming. An available 11-speaker, 500-watt Harman/Kardon® Logic 7® surround-sound audio system was specifically engineered for the 2016 SLK Roadster, and COMAND® navigation is also available, featuring a 80GB hard drive and a seven-inch high-resolution display. The navigation system also features voice control and can play DVDs when the vehicle is parked.
Mercedes-Benz loaded the 2016 SLK Roadster with innovative driver assistance and safety technology, including ATTENTION ASSIST®, which can detect and alert drivers to possible distracted or drowsy driving and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Additional driver assist features including Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Blind Spot Assist, and PARKTRONIC parallel parking assistance.
Sophisticated, luxurious, sporty and fun to drive, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster is one of the best premium convertible values on the road, and it must be driven to be truly appreciated. Come in for more details and a top-down test drive today.