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Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 designo Edition: the Ultimate in Exclusivity and Personalisation



19th September, 2007

Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 'designo' Edition

  • Exclusive SLK 350 designo Edition
  • Distinctive designo exterior and interior appointments
  • $123,500 RRP* includes a host of additional equipment representing outstanding value

Definitive style and individuality personify the limited SLK 350 designo Edition. This even more exclusive version of the iconic car that redefined the term ‘roadster’ is now available to secure - although numbers are strictly limited.

The SLK 350 designo Edition is a car that is individual in every respect. Distinctive designo appointments feature throughout the vehicle, including a choice of five different designo metallic paint and designo two-tone leather upholstery combinations:

  • designo Platinum Black metallic paint with Classic Red/Black designo two-tone leather
  • designo Mocha Black metallic paint with Sand/Black designo two-tone leather
  • designo Silver metallic paint with Graphite/Black designo two-tone leather
  • designo Mystic Blue metallic paint with Mauritius Blue/Black designo two-tone leather
  • designo Mystic Red metallic paint with Mystic Red/Black designo two-tone leather

Nothing is overlooked in this exclusive special edition package: in addition to the 'designo' metallic paint finishes and upholstery mentioned above, the SLK 350 designo Edition also features the superb designo Alcantara roof lining in Anthracite, the designo wood/leather shift lever matched to the designo Anthracite Tamo interior wood trim and the unique designo leather-covered roll-over bars. The result is stunning.

On top of the standard specifications, the SLK 350 designo Edition also includes 17” five-spoke light alloy wheels (mixed width), lowered sports suspension, Bi-Xenon headlamps with cleaning system, Harman/Kardon LOGIC7® surround sound system, THERMOTRONIC luxury dual-zone climate control system and the unique AIRSCARF neck-level heating system which provides heating for the driver and passenger’s head and neck when enjoying open-top driving in the cooler months.

Standard specification includes the 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted gearshift paddles, PARKTRONIC parking assistance system, heated seats, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, speed-sensitive power steering, full electric seats with memory settings, COMAND APS with satellite navigation, cross-drilled front brake discs and UHI mobile phone pre-installation system.

For a premium of just over $8,000, the SLK 350 designo Edition contains almost $22,000 of additional equipment. This is a truly magnificent offer for such a unique Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz designo appointments

Based at the Mercedes-AMG manufacturing plant in Affalterbach, just outside Stuttgart in the south-west Germany, is the designo customisation team. This unique manufacturing department is responsible for going that extra step with the personalisation of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle; beautifully soft exclusive aniline leather upholstery, precision-fitted wood, piano lacquer or stone interior trim elements, Alcantara roof linings, Nappa-leather covered dashes and instrument clusters, designo wood/leather steering wheels and shift levers, along with lustrous designo metallic paint finishes. With designo, the options are virtually unlimited - the range of upholstery colours and metallic paint finishes is extensive, along with the wide-ranging offerings of matte or gloss-finish wood veneers. The scope of individualisation has never been greater.

Sourcing appropriate materials is a painstaking task; the exclusive designo leather hides come from south-German pedigree bulls which provide the beautifully smooth and unblemished surface free of scars and stretch-marks. The tanning process is chrome-free and low in harmful substances. The precious natural woods used for interior trim elements, steering wheels and shift levers are all subject to guaranteed long-term production and sustainability - you will not find a Mercedes-Benz fitted with protected tropical woods.

Additionally to SLK-Class, designo appointments are also available for Australian customers on CL-Class, CLK-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class, M-Class, S-Class and SL-Class. Whether you opt for the designo appointments packages delivering the full host of designo fitment, or simply a metallic paint finish, leather upholstery or wood trim individually, the choice is entirely yours.

The SLK 350

The SLK 350 features a six-cylinder engine that produces 200 kW of power and 350 Nm of torque which propels it to 100 km/h from a standstill in 5.5 seconds with the 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission. Mercedes-Benz uses a variable intake and exhaust camshaft adjustment in the V6 engine boosting output and torque, whilst helping to save fuel. Further technical highlights are the second intake manifold, tumble flaps in the intake ducts and intelligent heat management.

This pioneering safety, technology and stylish design have ensured the SLK-Class remains the world leader in the compact roadster segment, a segment this vehicle developed at its international debut in 1996.

The Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 designo Edition roadster is priced at $123,500 (excluding dealer delivery and statutory charges). Numbers are strictly limited.

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