One of these two models is called the SLK CarbonLOOK Edition, a surprisingly confusing name for an otherwise incredible car.
Notwithstanding that little peculiarity about this dark reaper of the night, the SLK CarbonLOOK Edition features a wide range of upgrades to the body, interior and performance, although that last part doesn’t come with any boost in engine output.
Be that as it may, the SLK CarbonLOOK Edition lives up to its name as a real-looker, if only for the fact that all that black on a sports roadster makes it looks so spine-tingly...evil.
The SLK CarbonLOOK Edition is available for a variety of models, including the SLK 200, SLK 250, SLK 350 and SLK 250 CDI at an extra cost of anywhere between €6,426 and €6,902 euros (incl. VAT), depending on the variant. Based on current conversions, that equates to around $8,820 to $9,500.
Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz SLK CarbonLOOK Edition.
Mercedes-Benz SLK CarbonLOOK Edition in Detail
It’s hard not to get caught up in all that stealthy black color of the SLK CarbonLOOK Edition and think how can an SLK look any cooler than this. The short answer is that it’s going to be very difficult to top this bad-boy, especially if it comes with the kind of AMG body styling that features a more muscular front apron, striking side sill panels, and an equally imposing rear apron.
Combine those components with new headlamps with dark surrounds and exclusive roll-over bars with anodized aluminum inserts, and you have the makings of a truly irrepressible SLK brimming with all loads of attitude.
Rounding out the changes is a "CarbonLOOK" badge in the mirror triangle that stamps the exclusive authenticity of this model, and a set of AMG five-spoke, light-alloy wheels painted in titanium grey.
Just like the exterior of SLK CarbonLOOK Edition, one look at the interior and it becomes evident that going inside is tantamount to entering the dark side. The two-tone upholstery in black Nappa leather and designo titanium grey pearl washes you a way in a pool of darkness that only gets a jolted reprieve in the form of the lime green piping on the sports seats and the door center panels.
Even the head restraints’ embossed carbon-fiber adds a dynamic look to the cabin, while the AMG trim in high-quality, genuine carbon fiber, and velour floor mats with edging in lime green and "Edition" logo underscore the true sporty characteristic of the SLK CarbonLOOK.
To make the sports car handle better than a standard version of the SLK, Mercedes fitted a new sports suspension that’s been lowered by 10 mm (0.39 inches). Four-cylinder models get the added benefit of a larger brake system and perforated rotors on the front.
Mercedes-Benz is all set for the approaching spring with two particularly dynamic and striking special models. The SL 2LOOK Edition and the SLK CarbonLOOK Edition offer open-air motoring pleasure in a particularly exclusive guise. Both Edition models make high-class style statements with a strikingly sharper exterior profile and an impressively high-quality interior. Substantial price advantages add to the lure of revelling in the brighter time of the year behind the wheel of these two special editions. The Edition models are available to order now.
Expressive AMG bodystyling ensures that the SLK CarbonLOOK Edition boasts a decidedly sporty and athletic appearance. The bodystyling comprises a muscular front apron, striking side sill panels and a powerful rear apron. 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 feature exclusively on this Edition, further heightening the special SLK model’s strikingly dynamic character. A "CarbonLOOK" badge in the mirror triangle discreetly alludes to the Edition model’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).