Mercedes Benz SLK Class for Sale in Nigeria
German automobile giants Mercedes Benz introduced a compact luxury roadster to the world in 1996. That roadster would see three generations of production and would be the envy of many luxury roadster manufacturers; yes, it’s the Mercedes Benz SLK Class. Initially introduced as a concept car in 1994 at the Paris Motor Show, the Mercedes Benz SLK Class would later be introduced as the Mercedes-Benz version of a sporty, light and short roadster, which in German literally translates to sportlich (sport), leicht (light) und kurz (short), hence the “SLK” behind the name of the vehicle. From 2006, the Mercedes Benz SLK Class would be renamed the Mercedes Benz SLC Class, but the vehicle still delivered a sporty performance, light as a feather drive and short body style. The vehicle, which is a favourite with football stars, fortune 500 directors, and pretty much anyone who desires the luxury the Mercedes Benz SLK Class delivers, is commonly found on Nigerian city and highway roads. Available as a brand new vehicle, or pre owned, Africa’s leading online premium vehicle marketplace, Jumia Car offers listings of the vehicle available locally in the country. Find below a few details of the Mercedes Benz SLK Class available in the Nigerian automobile market.
What to know when buying a Mercedes Benz SLK Class
Performance and Specifications of the Mercedes Benz SLK Class
Three different engine types are available on the Mercedes Benz SLK Class. First, there is the turbocharged 1.8 litre engine which has a horsepower output of 201hp a 3.5 litre V6 which delivers 302 horsepower, and a 5.5 litre V8 which gives an outstanding 415 horsepower. Both engine types are found on the Mercedes Benz SLK Class 250 and 350, and can be merged with either a six speed manual or seven speed automatic or only the seven speed automatic, respectively. The 5.5 litre engine can only be merged with the seven speed automatic gear also. Acceleration from 0 – 100 km varies with engine type, but it ranges from 4.5 seconds to 6.5 seconds. Also, the torque produced falls within the range of 229 lb-ft to a maximum of 398 lb-ft. With regards to fuel efficiency, the 2015 Mercedes Benz SLK Class can travel 23 miles with one gallon of petrol when cruising in the city and up to 33 miles with one gallon of petrol on the highway. Older years of manufacture might deliver a lower fuel efficiency due to the technology available in that time.
How is the design of the Mercedes Benz SLK Class
The low design of the vehicle gives it a signature look amongst the roadster line of vehicles. The Mercedes Benz SLK Class has maintained a similar design since it was released in 1996, but has matured over the years in terms of style and design. The 2015 SLK Class sees the development of a cross blade grille with the signature power hardtop the SLK brings with it to be a stylish and good performing roadster. It also features LED lighting to announce its presence and its aluminium trimmed roll bars stress that it is a power vehicle, but one with beauty and poise. The previous generations also saw significant design changes, with the second generation having a well-deserved facelift in the year 2000. Front and rear bumpers were replaced, and the incorporation of pointers on the side mirrors were also included. Accessories have modified themselves in the Mercedes Benz SLK Class from the first generation. All generations of the Mercedes Benz SLK Class feature leather upholstery, steering wheel controls, and from the second generation, satellite navigation. The most recent generations also include features such as; a Bluetooth enabled sound system which includes a 10 GB in-dash music register, and other fun accessories which are both good for entertainment and information.
What are the standout features of the Mercedes Benz SLK Class?
Online car reviewers “Car and Driver” put the Mercedes Benz SLK Class on their “Ten best” list in 1997 and 2005. In those two years, the Mercedes Benz SLK Class was also awarded “North American Car of the year”, “Canadian Car of the year” and the “Best new convertible award” respectively by the people at Car and Driver. Although awards do not particularly highlight features in vehicles, this shows that the vehicle has outstanding ratings in terms of style, performance and of course, class. The accolades the Mercedes Benz SLK Class has received throughout the years make it the best/standout feature of this vehicle, and we believe that it will still get more under its belt.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Mercedes Benz SLK Class in Nigeria
Have you seen a Mercedes Benz SLK Class around your hood? High chances are that it is either Tokunbo or already registered. With the high prices of the Mercedes Benz SLK Class, a lot of Nigerians opt for the cheaper alternative, which is to buy a pre-owned one from a foreign country. These are called Tokunbo, and a majority of the Mercedes Benz SLK Class models found in Nigeria fall under this category. There are also the ones which have already been used in Nigeria, and sold off to other users. These are Nigerian used, or otherwise known as “Registered” being that they have Nigerian vehicle number plates on them. A “Registered” Mercedes Benz SLK Class is in most cases cheaper than the Tokunbo ones.
The Best Mercedes Benz SLK Class year to Buy
As far as we know, the best Mercedes Benz SLK Class to purchase in the Nigerian automobile market would be the 2014/2015 manufacture year. This is because the vehicle has been fitted with the latest technology, and has taken account of the previous errors made on earlier years of production, and improvements have been made on it.
Mercedes Benz SLK Class Price in Nigeria
For a brand new Mercedes Benz SLK Class in the Nigerian automobile market, one would be talking as much as N10290,000, and that is just the starting price. The good news here is that you can still enjoy this luxury and not spend as much, by purchasing earlier years of manufacture and the ones which have been used by others. Find below an estimated price list of previously owned Mercedes Benz SLK Class models in the Nigerian automobile market.
· Foreign Used (Tokunbo) Mercedes Benz SLK Class for sale in Nigeria
2011 Mercedes Benz SLK Class – Present Mercedes Benz SLK Class: N6,000,000 – N8,000,000
2004 Mercedes Benz SLK Class – 2010 Mercedes Benz SLK Class: N4,000,000 – N6,000,000
· Nigerian Used (Registered) Mercedes Benz SLK Class for sale in Nigeria
2011 Mercedes Benz SLK Class – Present Mercedes Benz SLK Class: N5,50,000 – N7,000,000
2004 Mercedes Benz SLK Class – 2010 Mercedes Benz SLK Class: N2,500,000 – N4,000,000
1996 Mercedes Benz SLK Class – 2004 Mercedes Benz SLK Class: N1,800,000 – N3,000,000
Overall impression of Mercedes Benz SLK Class
The European continent was looking for a worthy candidate for their luxury roadster market, and the Mercedes Benz SLK Class made itself the answer. Making retractable steel roofs popular, the Mercedes Benz SLK Class has stood the test of time by being an impressive roadster and has appealed to the taste of many individuals. Competing with its German counterpart the BMW Z4 the Mercedes Benz SLK Class is able to ensure luxury is mated with unparalleled performance. For the modern woman/man who desires top notch engineering and design, be sure to have a look at the Mercedes Benz SLK Class when in the market for your next luxury roadster.