Test drive Mercedes-Benz SLK R170

Test drive Mercedes-Benz SLK R170

«Mercedes smaller length 4 m? female! so what, that sports!"But go and tell this at the moment. Time - the best doctor of stereotypes. Now he is - an example of style old school Benz pre-digital era. Reformer class of compact roadsters - SLK R170.



Frankly, I myself counted previously R170 to girly toys. Communication experience with SLK 32 AMG, where predatory compressor whistle and distraught acceleration overshadowed all other impressions, not much impact on this opinion. But the more the growing family tree SLK descendants, the harder I like respect to the small ancestors of all modern Transformers.

Contrary to the laws of the genre R170 professional dispenses with the MX-5 playfulness and enthusiasm Z3. in sight, reminiscent of a Heffalump C140, triangles and rear optics à la W203 betrays unusual for such a short stack seriousness. Licked aerodynamic body of the right to an old Benz silver devoid of unnecessary tinsel. Of the additions to the finished style - only BBS wheels. More sports lightweight roadster, and rather short and does not need.

Test drive Mercedes-Benz SLK R170

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Youth SLK interior can be considered only on the background of his own prim relatives. Only the brilliance of aluminum on the center console and instrument scales white resurrect tightened in black leather interior. more luxurious, than originally planned, wheel and rounded the top of the front panel does not affect the perception of — Mercedes is the era of dashing 90. precisely assembled, bursting "real German quality". In reasonably sufficient equipment, with the lowest power accessories and dual-zone climate control. With its large door pockets, niches under a trifle, the glove compartment and a small, but the correct form of the trunk, bringeth not necessarily practical.

In move

Famous for high reliability compressor "Four" M111 — the dream of many owners of old Mercedes. For the SLK is more optimal motor: 197 hp, taken from the working volume in 2,3 liters with the assistance of the supercharger Eaton M45 - a convincing argument for the roadster weighing borders 1300 kg. The six-cylinder M112 prestigious course, but it is not very powerful and at the same time difficult. And that musical, V6 rustle or rattle of the compressor of the "quartet" - the question without a definite answer.

Test drive Mercedes-Benz SLK R170

SLK lives under this soundtrack. With him is awakened, under it rushes to the attack on a BMW, he also justified, when tknesh his pug-dog in a dry and not too far impressive acceleration figures (to weave - within 7 seconds). Yes, this is not a pocket monster of AMG, but with it's funny, easy and there is no danger of an overdose of adrenaline. Vociferous fine motor draws in the whole range of revolutions. Pyatistupenchatыy smooth machine, but the thrust of 280 Nm disposes of appropriate. Even sportrezhim him, by and large, not very and need.

Mercedes-Benz SLK R170
consumption 100 km

EU urban, l Consumption on the highway, l Consumption in combined cycle, l
12-13 9 11

Assembly SLK - typical classic: engine on the front axle and the rear-wheel drive. Suspension (ahead — dvuhrychazhka, Rear - pyatirychazhka) identical to this in the C-Class W202. But even allowing for the increased hardness of it maintain its position as a product with a three-beam star impeccable smoothness. There, where other sports cars jump, like rubber balls, R170 rolls with generous dignity, not daring to disturb riders extra bumpy.

Test drive Mercedes-Benz SLK R170

Controllability — a proprietary blend of detachment easy mersedesovskaya, slightly damped steering and reliability of well-tuned suspension. An easy tendency to excessive understeer roadster exhibits only if overdone with gas in turn, bringing the matter to slip. But it's hard to do: heel SLK, equipped for this raznoshirokoy rubber, resolutely refuses.

Test drive Mercedes-Benz SLK R170

With SLK normal driving happiness available without squealing tires and race wins in traffic lights. team «roof off» Roadster makes for 25 seconds, making me the most smiling and patient driver for kilometers around. Weather conditions inside the open cockpit - the most favorable. With the increasing speed of the cabin starts to walk a breeze, but obmyslennaya aerodynamics does not allow to raise the voice of a neighbor, even when 100 kmh. Inside a small silver arrows, if you happen to find it in good condition, you can only shout with joy.

purchase history

Roman - a big fan of the old Mercedes. Not surprising, that when he wanted to buy something nibudt sports, exclusive and classic, choice question mark did not stand. At first he was looking coupe, but stupid renounce, When friends offer to buy a well-groomed SLK R170 with the actual mileage in 140 000 km after only years of operation.

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What it is for M111 140 000 "Summer" run? It seemed and the hood do not open. Yet the least, already in the first thousand kilometers possession Roman had to make several works for the SLK driving the corresponding state.

Test drive Mercedes-Benz SLK R170

It was necessary cleaning of the ventilation system of crankcase gases, costing in 5 000 rubles. And because, that VCG system clogged Roman rode mode «gas to the floor» on the highway, squeeze crankshaft oil seal (6 000 rubles taking into account the work) and drip oil level sensor (2 000 rubles). Naturally, oil has been replaced in the engine, as well as all the candles, ignition coils, and the fuel filter MAF sensor. The substitution of the automatic transmission oil, as it turned out, It was made nothing, as drained oil turned crystal unblemished.

Plastic interior SLK was very clobbered. Having decided not to mess with a constriction or skin repainting plastic, Roman ordered masking marker German firm Volico (3 000 rubles), made specifically for anthracite finish his R170. "Cosmetic work" he performed without the help of others for instruction. Despite the slight misses in color, Salon has changed markedly.

Test drive Mercedes-Benz SLK R170

On the run in 150 000 km was made preventive cleaning drains. During the first year after the purchase had never been in an accident SLK was immediately a few alterations. Nothing serious, but to paint the four elements of Roman thought it foolish, so roadster went on to complete repainting.

Because of the cracks on the union of a broad tank of the radiator started to leave antifreeze. the original was bought due to the lack of substitutes for 2 900 rubles.

Test drive Mercedes-Benz SLK R170

Rusting stand under the battery - it is a disease of R170. In view of the, that particular instance is almost never seen winter, rust was minor. However, Roman took her, I cleaned out the iron brush, and then treated with mastic.


at run 163 000 km were changed the left front wheel bearing. A little later, the hood damper fully emerged, after which the Roman put high neoriginal. Not spared SLK M111 disease in the form of an oil leak from the valve camshaft. He was replaced as the electromagnet, and camshaft cap sleeve.

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on the run 168 000 km Mercedes stopped to wind up due to a fault relay box K40. After dismantling and welds, that Roman did without the help of others, roadster alive again.

Test drive Mercedes-Benz SLK R170

This run SLK — 170 000 km. On the purchase of Roman niskolechko no regrets: his family is already the fourth with old-school Mercedes M111.


THEN with substitution of the engine oil (Liqui Moly 5W40 ) and filters — every 10 000 km
Fuel consumption in urban — 12-13 L / 100 km
Fuel consumption on the highway — 9 L / 100 km
Fuel consumption in the combined cycle — 11 L / 100 km
Fuel — AI-95


Unlike many hosts, with far-reaching plans for refinements or styling, The novel is very simple future: continue to ride only in summer, maintaining the off-season in perfect condition roadster.

Test drive Mercedes-Benz SLK R170

model history

The main premiere Mercedes shield at the Turin Motor Show 1996 year was compact roadster SLK R170. For the exterior of the first mass "Transformers" Bruno Sacco replied with a folding hardtop.

Test drive Mercedes-Benz SLK R170

Mercedes-Benz SLK (R170) ‘1996–2000

C-class soplatformennika in W202 body equipped with atmospheric and compressor embodiments "quartet" M111 (134-194 hp) M112 and V6 power 215 HP. AMG version of the same "six" with the support of the compressor developed 349 HP. Most of the versions completed with five-speed automatic transmission, but there were options with six mechanics.

Test drive Mercedes-Benz SLK R170

Mercedes-Benz SLK 32 AMG (R170) ‘2001–04

Creating completed in R170 2004 year.

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