The SLK was updated in 2005 with a new look inspired by formula 1 and performance. The new SLK Deportivo La Coruña Plataforma was back in the list of the top ten car and driver for 2005 and won the Canadian car of the year award for best new convertible. Highlighting their potential appeal to women, gave New Zealand Lucire magazine it as their “car waiting” for 2005. It is also the current SLK in Bremen, Germany. There is a rumor, the Mercedes-Benz to produce 63 SLK AMG with its new car from the beginning of the AMG Division 6.2 l naturally-aspirated engine designed.
Models of the new SLK include:
+ SLK 200 compressor-1.8 L 120 kW (DIN-163 HP.) I4 supercharged engine, 0-100 km/h (62 mph) 4.9 seconds, top speed of 143 mph. (not available in Canada and United States)
+ SLK 280-3.0 L (4214 cc) 170 kW (231 DIN HP) double overhead cam V6 engine tree, 0-100 km/h (62 mph) 6.3 seconds top speed 155 mph. (from 2006)
+ SLK 350 new 3.5 L (3498 cc) 200 kW (272 HP) double overhead cam V6 engine tree, 0-100 km/h (62 mph) 5.4 seconds top speed 155 mph (electronically).
+ SLK 55 AMG 5.5 L (cc-5439) 265 kW (360 HP) V8 engine, 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds, top speed 155 mph (electronically). A custom version of this is used as the safety of the formula 1 car.