Design - the brightest star in the Mercedes-Benz firmament


Exciting design is in its genes

The design of the SLK is the embodiment of driving pleasure combined with undiluted aesthetic appeal. Sculpted lines, the finest materials and high-quality craftsmanship right down to the smallest detail make the SLK a roadster without parallels, whether open for top-down cruising or closed for sporty sprints. The choice is yours.

The exterior – sporty elegance right down to the smallest detail.

The look of the extended front section immediately marks out the car as a member of the Mercedes-Benz sports-car family. Its coupé-esque side view, with lines flowing into the muscular rear wing and short rear end, displays more than a hint of aggressiveness even when the car is stationary. When the vario-roof is opened, it disappears into the boot to leave a hallmark roadster silhouette.

The interior - you can see it has character from its design

While dynamism dominates the exterior, the interior is all about sporty luxury. The materials are of exclusive quality – selected and combined with unerring attention to detail. The ergonomic and intelligent design is built around the driver.

The cockpit harks back to the world of motor racing with its 3-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather with flattened lower section, and the sports seats with integrated head restraints. Metallic surfaces in silver chrome and the centre console in brushed aluminium underline the sporty character of the SLK in a unique way.

The SLK comes with the option of ordering SOLAR red ambient lighting. The trim, armrests and map pockets in the doors lit by direct fibre-optic cables and the stylishly illuminated centre console provide a pleasant lighting atmosphere when driving at night.