The new Mercedes-Benz SLK: Passion meets efficiency ~ IX
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Stuttgart, Germany, Mar 08, 2011
AMG Sports package: Power made apparent
Even in the base version, the new SLK has an eye-catching appearance with its exciting design, stature and high-class interior. Even more dynamic highlights can be added with the optional AMG Sports package.
The AMG Bodystyling package adds a further sporty and businesslike touch. This includes a muscular front apron, prominent side skirts and a new rear apron that suggests sheer power. Headlamps with dark surrounds and dark-tinted tail lights provide further visual distinctions.
The seats with their specific vertical fluting and red topstitching emphasise their sporty nature, and are also available in grey as an alternative. There is also red topstitching on the door armrests (if an Exclusive nappa leather interior is specified, also on the centre armrest, the upper dashboard section and the beltlines), the leather gaiter on the shift/selector lever and the steering wheel with its grippy, perforated leather. Red seat belts provide yet another visual highlight. In models with the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, steering wheel shift paddles facilitate sporty gearshifts.
An instrument cluster in a "chequered flag" design, black velour floor mats with red piping and the AMG logo round off the exclusive interior.
The technical basis for models with the AMG Sports package is provided by a lowered sports suspension with a stiffer, sportier spring and damper setup. Contact with the road surface is established by 18-inch 5-twin-spoke high-sheen light-alloy wheels with mixed-size tyres (front 225/40, rear 245/35) from sports car specialist AMG. A braking system with perforated 17-inch brake discs and callipers bearing the lettering "Mercedes-Benz" ensures outstanding deceleration.
The four-cylinder roadsters equipped with the AMG Sports package also express their special character acoustically – with an even sportier engine sound.
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