Mercedes Reveals CarbonLOOK Edition for the SLK
Photos and details of the all-new CarbonLOOK SLK and SLK55 AMG
by John Clark | 04 March 2014
Expressive AMG bodystyling ensures that the Just in time for spring, Mercedes revealed their SLK CarbonLOOK Edition with AMG inspired lines, giveing it a far more sporty and athletic appearance. The bodystyling updates include a muscular front and rear apron and carved side sill panels. High-sheen AMG 5-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in titanium grey, headlamps with dark surrounds and roll-over bars with inserts in anodised aluminium are exclusive to the SLK CarbonLOOK along with a “CarbonLOOK” badge in the mirror triangle as a way to subtly show off this edition’s special status.
On a technical level, the SLK CarbonLOOK Edition is distinguished by a sports suspension which has been lowered by ten millimetres. It also comes with a larger brake system featuring Mercedes-Benz lettering on the callipers and perforated brake discs at the front for all four-cylinder models. The four-cylinder petrol engines of the Edition model additionally make their mark with an even sportier sound.
The interior of the SLK CarbonLOOK Edition interprets sportiness in a modern vein with striking highlights. The two-tone upholstery in black nappa leather and designo titanium grey pearl with striking lime green piping on the sports seats and the door centre panels lends a distinctly dynamic character to the interior. The head restraints in embossed carbon-fibre look add to this impression of dynamism. AMG trim in high-quality genuine carbon fibre and velour floor mats with edging in lime green and Edition logo underscore the sporty appearance. Gearshift or selector lever are trimmed with nappa leather, and this premium material is also used for the lever gaiter. Velour floor mats with piping in lime green and Edition logo round off the eye-catching overall impression. The special model’s sporty character is further emphasized by an instrument cluster in chequered-flag look, plus steering wheel shift paddles on automatic vehicles. Heated seats and the AIRSCARF neck-level heating for driver and front passenger add an exceptional touch of comfort.
The SLK CarbonLOOK Edition is available for the SLK 200, SLK 250, SLK 350 and SLK 250 CDI models at an extra cost of between 6426 and 6902 euros (incl. VAT), depending on engine variant. This represents a saving of up to 1710 euros (up to 25 percent).
SLK 55 AMG CarbonLOOK Edition
The SLK 55 AMG CarbonLOOK Edition is additionally distinguished by various design features in high-gloss black. These include the vario-roof, the inserts on the sides of the AMG front apron, the spoiler lip, the exterior mirror housings and the fins on the wings. The 45.7 cm (18-inch) AMG 10-spoke light-alloy wheels with high-sheen rim flange are painted in matt black, underscoring the vehicle’s dynamic appearance.
AMG sports seats in black nappa leather with piping in lime green and head restraints featuring an embossed carbon-fibre look add exquisite highlights to the interior. The exclusive range of features further includes an AMG Performance steering wheel in Alcantara® with black 12 o’clock marking, AMG carbon-fibre trim and AMG floor mats with piping in lime green. Together with heated seats and AIRSCARF neck-level heating, a Memory package also provides for added comfort here.
The additional charge for the SLK 55 AMG CarbonLOOK Edition is 6962 euros (incl. VAT).