Mercedes-Benz SLK Class owners manuals

Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

Mercedes-Benz SLK Class specs

Model overview

The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is a  two-seat roadster, manufactured by Mercedes-Benz. It debuted in 1996 and has since been produced at the Mercedes factory in Bremen, Germany.

The earlier designation "SLK" was obtained from sportlich (sporty), leicht (light), and kurz (short). With the introduction of the new R172  facelift in 2016, the SLK-Class was renamed to SLC-Class in agreement with the updated classification used by Mercedes. Under this nomenclature, roadsters use the name "SL", accompanied by the model's position in Mercedes-Benz hierarchy, the letter "C", being the roadster similar to the C-Class.

The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class comes in three trim levels, each corresponding to a separate engine: SLK300, SLK350, and AMG SLK 55.

For example, the SLK300 is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that delivers 241 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque. It comes in rear-wheel drive and paired a nine-speed automatic transmission. The SLK350 gets a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. It sends power to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. 

Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class known problems

Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class are:

  • Internal Component Failure Can Produce Rough Shifting
  • Camshaft Adjuster Solenoid Malfunction
  • Oil Leakage on Back of the Cylinder Heads
  • Leaks Occur at Differential Seals/Cover on High Mileage/Older Cars
  • Power Steering Pump Reservoir Leak or Break

Mercedes-Benz SLK Class PDF owner manual

On this page you can find the owners manuals for the SLK Class model sorted by year. The manuals are free to download and are available in PDF format. Is is recommended to check the owners manual corresponding to the correct year of your Mercedes-Benz SLK Class to solve the problems or to get insights about the car.
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