2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Preview Chowchilla CA

German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz launched its compact 2-seat roadster, the SLK, as a 1998 model. Among the car's key features were its much-praised design and a hardtop that folded itself under the trunk lid at the touch of a button.

House of Imports, Inc.
(714) 562-1100
6862 Auto Center Drive
Buena Park, CA
 
Jack's Tri-Star Motors
(818) 243-7766
5832 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA
Car Makes
Mercedes Benz only
Dealership Hours
8am to 6pm Mon-Fri, Sat 8am to 2pm
Service Department Hours
8am to 6pm Mon-Fri, Sat 8am to 2pm
Certifications
factory trained Mercedes Benz mechanics

Mercedes-Benz of Fresno
(559) 438-0300
7055 N. Palm Avenue
Fresno, CA
 
Downtown LA Motors
(213) 748-8951
1801 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA
 
Smythe European Inc.
(408) 983-5200
4500 Stevens Creek Blvd.
San Jose, CA
 
Keyes European, LLC
(818) 461-3900
5400 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA
 
Calstar Motors, Inc.
(818) 246-1800
700 South Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA
 
Mecedes-Benz of West Covina
(626) 859-1200
2010 East Garvey Avenue South
West Covina, CA
 
Hoehn Motors, Inc.
(760) 438-4454
5475 Car Country Drive
Carlsbad, CA
 
Autobahn Motors
(650) 637-2333
700 Island Parkway
Belmont, CA
 

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Preview

Provided by:

Click here for more content from JDPower.com

Critical Knowledge:
  • Retracting-top roadster redesigned inside and out

  • New steering wheel puts many functions at driver's fingertips

  • Optional direct-steer technology

  • Engines add power but cut fuel use and emissions

  • New generation audio system includes hands-free phone link

  • Optional voice control for audio system

Introduction
German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz launched its compact 2-seat roadster, the SLK, as a 1998 model. Among the car's key features were its much-praised design and a hardtop that folded itself under the trunk lid at the touch of a button. The car entered its second generation in 2004 and bore direct design cues from the Mercedes-powered McLaren Formula One racecar.

The car is extensively updated and will be launched in April 2008 as a 2009 model. Mercedes says it has developed some 650 new parts and components for the 2009 SLK,

giving it an "even more dynamic" appearance and providing "an even more emotionally charged driving experience."

Model Lineup
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK will be available in three versions: SLK 300, SLK 350 and SLK 55 AMG, with the major differentiator being the model's particular powertrain. The AMG version also gets special bodywork, larger brakes, new direct steering gear and revised suspension for 2009....

Click here to read the rest of the article at JDPower.com