MERCEDES-BENZ, The SLK models: The R172 (Volume 3)


Bernd S. Koehling


This new book is all about the R172, the third generation SLK. It is backed by detailed information sourced directly from Daimler AG and covers the car’s complete history. It talks about the different engines and lets the reader experience driving the SLK250 CDI. It looks at the car’s COMAND system and the available option packages. The SLK’s VIN is explained and the different model and equipment codes are covered.

This guide covers:

– how the SLK history began
– history of the vario roof
– trouble-shooting the SLK vario roof
– details of the R172
– the engines
– the suspension
– the interior
– the safety features
– prices and specifications
– the SLK250 CDI
– the SLK55 AMG
– the option packages
– the COMAND system
– the special editions
– first upgrades and changes
– experiencing the SL
K250 CDI
– the tuners
– choosing a used R172
– the SLK’s VIN explained
– the data card with detailed model code description