Mercedes-Benz has launched the new 2011 SLK 350 roadster in India.
The new SLK's exterior styling is inspired from the SLS AMG and it continues to eschew a fabric roof for a reworked version of the old model’s folding hard-top. It now offers the choice of standard aluminum, fixed-tint glass or electro-magnetic variable-tint glass panel.
Inside, there’s an angular new dashboard, again modeled on that of the SLS, with distinctive vents, reworked instruments, more contemporary switchgear and a new range of trims.
The 2011 SLK made its global debut at the manufacturer’s 125th birthday celebrations in Stuttgart in January this year. It has a new rear-wheel drive platform. The SLK 350 features Mercedes’ new V6. The 3.5-litre direct-injection motor kicks out 306bhp and is paired with a seven-speed automatic gearbox. It offers vastly improved performance and economy. It competes with the likes of the BMW Z4 and the Porsche Cayman/Boxster and the Audi TT.
The SLK 350 is priced at Rs 61.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).