NEW FOR 2011:

– Reduced options due to last year for this generation
– Avantgarde Runout Edition standard on SLK300 and SLK350; black leather upholstery available only
– SLK55 AMG carries on as a 2010 until end of production
– Glass windscreen replaces fabric windscreen on all models
– Designo program is not available

The SLK-Class is in its final year for this generation, and so choices are strictly limited. The SLK300 and SLK350 come with an Avantgarde Runout Edition package as standard equipment. On the SLK300, it includes a glass windscreen, Airscarf, heated front seats, 17-inch five-twin-spoke wheels, black roof liner, trunk-mounted AMG lip spoiler, instrument cluster with red needles, media interface, carbon optic interior trim, and smoked headlamp surrounds. On the SLK350, it includes power seats and steering column with memory, glass windscreen, Airscarf, media interface, Harman/Kardon Logic7 surround sound system, Sirius satellite and high-definition radio, and when equipped with a manual transmission, a heated steering wheel.

The SLK55 AMG will be carried over unchanged as a 2010 model until the end of its production, with all AMG Nappa Leather colours available. Like the SLK300 and SLK350, it receives the new glass windscreen.

The SLK-Class consists of three models: the SLK300, with 3.0-litre V6 engine and six-speed manual or optional seven-speed automatic transmission; the SLK350, with 3.5-litre V6 and six-speed manual or optional seven-speed automatic; and the SLK55 AMG, with 5.5-litre V8 and AMG Speedshift seven-speed automatic.

All models are rear-wheel drive, and all use a power retractable hardtop that opens or closes in 22 seconds.

Features on the SLK300 include 17-inch alloy wheels, Thermatic dual-zone automatic climate control, Direct Control sport suspension, six-CD/MP3 stereo, auxiliary input, Bluetooth connectivity, media interface, Airscarf heater system, rain-sensing wipers, heated leather sport seats, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, aluminum trim, auto up/down windows, auto-dimming rear-view and exterior mirrors, cruise control, garage door opener, SmartKey keyless entry, anti-theft alarm, first-aid kit, and TeleAid emergency calling.

The SLK350 adds 18-inch alloy wheels, Thermotronic dual-zone automatic climate control, bi-xenon headlamps with washers and cornering lights, power seats with memory, power steering column, media interface, Harman/Kardon Logic7 surround system, Sirius satellite radio, AMG skirt package, perforated front brake discs, and heated leather sport seats. A heated steering wheel is included when the manual transmission is ordered.

The SLK55 AMG adds navigation system, music register and SD memory slot, voice control, heated Nappa leather seats with memory, and steering wheel shift paddles.

Optional on the SLK300 is an entertainment package of Harman/Kardon Logic7 surround sound system and Sirius satellite radio, while the SLK350 can be optioned with the navigation system.

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