2000 Mercedes-Benz R170 SLK320 with Quartz & Siam Beige Leather (215A)
Brilliant Silver with Quartz & Siam Beige Leather (215A) / SLK320
2000 Mercedes Benz SLK 320 (R170)
Brilliant Silver Metallic (744) with Quartz & Siam Beige Leather (215A)
49,677 miles (when photographed May 8th 2020)
The name SLK was derived from sportleicht (sporty), leicht (light), and kurz (short). It was the first Mercedes-Benz to wear an SL nameplate and carry a four cylinder engine since the late 1950s.
As a modern equivalent to the 190SL roadster, the SLK shared the 94 inch wheelbase of the original Hollywood icon.
This was also car that introduced the world to the wonders of the mass produced vario folding roof, a genius piece of design that allows this car to switch between tin top and no top at the flick of a switch.
Now becoming sought after as a usable modern classic, the R170 SLK is finding it’s feet in the classic car world.
With it’s V6 engine and throaty soundtrack, the SLK320 is the more serious big brother of the fun four cylinder SLK230 Kompressor.
The 3.2 litre SLK320 offers more grunt thanks to it’s naturally aspirated 6 cylinder M111 power plant; with 215bhp compared to around 190bhp of the four supercharged SLK230.
These 6 cylinder SLKs make superb tourers, offering coupe levels of comfort with ample boot space.
This example boasts the rare and desirable Quartz & Siam Beige Leather, a delightful two-tone interior that has aged beautifully. The R170 SLK was available in a wide range of colour and trim finishes, some of which no longer look appealing – not so with this one, this car looks as good today as it did when it was fresh in the showroom almost 20 years ago.
Luxuries such as electrically adjustable heated seats, 10 cd changer, dual zone climate control and the smooth 5 speed automatic gear box make covering great distances a pleasure.
The history record shows services at:
46,941 miles (SLSHOP)
Presenting a superb opportunity to get into a smartly presented early style SLK with V6 power, this is one very usable and highly enjoyable modern classic.
- Brilliant Silver
- Quartz & Siam Beige Leather (215A)