Mercedes-Benz groups and club
- Mercedes-Benz SLK MKII 2004-2011 R171
The second generation Mercedes-Benz SLK, internally designated model R171, is a two-passenger, front-engine, rear-drive, retractable hardtop roadster, unveiled at the 74th Geneva International Motor Show - and manufactured and marketed for model years 2004-2011. Currently in its third generation ...and manufactured at Mercedes' Bremen plant, the SLK nameplate designates Sportlich (sporty), Leicht (light), and Kurz (compact).
The R171 features a number of revisions compared to its predecessor, the R170: a 30mm longer wheelbase, increased length (72mm) and width (65mm), 40% increased use of high strength steel, seven-speed automatic transmission, adaptive two-stage airbags, head/thorax sidebags and a revised roof mechanism (marketed as the Vario roof) deployable in 22 seconds (previously 25 seconds) with a rotary-pivoting rear window enabling a more compact folded roof stack and trunk storage increased by 63 litres with the roof retracted. Optional features include remote operation of the retractable hardtop as well as an innovative forced air, neck-level heating system integral to the headrests, marketed as Airscarf.
The fully galvanized bodywork, which features 19 percent improvement in static bending and 46 percent improvement in torsional strength with the roof down, also features a 3% improvement in aerodynamic efficiency, with a Cd value of 0.32. The design has been aerodynamically optimized to minimize interior draughts with the top retracted and includes a fabric windblocker which can be pulled up over the two roll-over bars. Mercedes marketed the R171's tapering front end styling by designer Steve Mattin as "Formula One-inspired".
In 2008, the SLK reached sales of 500,000. The R171 made Car and Driver's Ten Best list for 2005 and won the Canadian Car of the Year Best New Convertible award. More
- Mercedes-Benz A-Class W176
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class W202
- Mercedes-Benz G-Class W460/W461
Production1979-1990 (460) / 1990-present (461)
Mercedes G-Classe Edition Pur
The 461 is the dedicated military and parapublic service model, produced since 1990. The 462 designation was used on ELBO-made Greek army verhicles. The Peugeot P4 had its own designati...ons.
200 GE — M102E20 2.0 L I4, 109 PS (80 kW) at 5,200 rpm, (only sold in Italy and a few other markets)
230 G — M115 2.3 L I4, 102 hp (75 kW), 127 lb·ft (172 N·m/3,000 rpm)
230 GE — M102E23 2.3 L I4, 125 PS (92 kW) at 5,000 rpm, 141 lb·ft (192 N·m/4,000 rpm)
280 GE — M110E 2.8 L I6, 156 hp (115 kW), 166 lb·ft (226 N·m/4,250 rpm)
240 GD — OM616 2.4 L Diesel I4, 72 PS (53 kW) at 4,400 rpm, 101 lb·ft (137 N·m/2,400 rpm)
250 GD — OM602 2.5 L Diesel I5, 84 hp (62 kW), 113 lb·ft (154 N·m/2,800 rpm)
300 GD — OM617 3.0 L Diesel I5, 88 PS (65 kW) at 4,400 rpm, 126 lb·ft (172 N·m/2,400 rpm)
230 GE — M102E23 2.3 L I4, 125 hp (92 kW), 140 lb·ft (192 N·m/4000 rpm)
290 GD — OM602D29 2.9 L Diesel I5, 95 hp (71 kW)
290 GD TD — OM602DLA29 2.9 L Diesel I5 (turbocharged), 92 kW (123 hp) More
- Mercedes-Benz CLK C209
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class 204-Series / W204 / C204 / 2007-2015
- Mercedes-Benz 190SL RoadsterW121 1955 - 1963
- Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing W198 Club
1935–1942: 170 V sedan/cabriolet
1946–1950: 170 V sedan/cabriolet
1949–1952: 170 S/SAC/SBC
1950–1952: 170 Va
1952–1953: 170 Vb
1949–1952: 170 S
1949–1950: 170 D
1950–1952: 170 Da/DaOTP
1952–1953: 170 Db
1953–1955: 170 S-V
1953–1955: 170 S-D
- Mercedes-Benz-213-Series W213 / S213
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class 205 Series / W205 / S205 / C205 / A205
- Mercedes-Benz SLK R170 First generation 1996 - 2004
- Mercedes-Benz Type 300 chassis codes W186, W188, and W189 - 1951 - 1962
- Mercedes-Benz 190/190E/190D W201 - 1982–1993
- Mercedes-Benz 600 W100
- Mercedes-Benz W123 / C123.
Another desirable Mercedes – again, one the classic market is only just waking up to. These are famous for their longevity, and as a sensible and fairly cheap to run four-door saloon, they’re a much more practical alternative to a sports car. One for the prudent investor!
- Mercedes-Benz W114 and W115 series Club
- Mercedes-Benz W113 SL Pagoda Club - Mercedes-Benz W113 - 230 SL, 250 SL, 280 SL - automatic and manual models 1963–1971
- Mercedes-Benz W108 and W109 Club