The R171 SLK was unveiled at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show. It features increased use of high-strength steel, and improvements to the car's torsional strength and aerodynamic efficiency. Models feature a more compact, revised roof mechanism that is operated in 22 seconds (previously 25 seconds), resulting in an increase in boot capacity by 63 liters (2.2 cu ft).
The R171 also introduced the Airscarf system that integrates neck-level heating system into the headrests of the car. The front-end design of the car was inspired by the noses found in Formula One cars.
This example has had only 2 owners and the last, a lady owner car, kept the car for 11 years. It has the classic colour combination of grey for the exterior and red (leather) for the interior and is a real head turner. When the sun comes out all you need to do is press a button and the hard top drops into the boot. This mechanism really is a work of art and is in full working condition on this car. If the sun is out, but it is a bit chilly, you can activate the Airscarf to keep you nicely warm.
Included are all the original owner documents in the Mercedes-Benz zipped carrier, along with 2 keys.
The specification includes the following:
220 - Parking Aid
280 - Steering wheel and gearshift lever in leather trim
309 - Cupholder
345 - Rain sensor for windshield wipers
486 - Sports Chassis
580 - Air Conditioning
600 - Headlamp wash/wipe
666 - Alloy wheels
669 - Spare wheel
810 - Bose sound package
873 - Seat heating
880 - Remote control locking
885 - Immobiliser
Y98 - Leather covered roll over bar