The Mercedes-Benz SLK 200K is a car that has a lot of expectation resting on it and it seems to exceed it by quite a margin. The basic shape of the Mercedes-Benz SLK 200K has been left unchanged, the characteristic short boot and long bonnet creating a more aesthetically pleasing profile than most of the other hard convertibles.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK 200K has more space for occupants as it is a bigger car than before. The new Mercedes-Benz SLK uses the latest technology in the area of pedestrian protection too. A sensor system is able to register an impact with a pedestrian and can ensure that the bonnet is immediately raised by 85 mm. This creates additional space between the bonnet and the components in the engine compartment. This in turn results in comparatively lower acceleration values for the head of the pedestrian during the impact, thus reducing the overall risk of injury.
Another new feature finding its way into the standard equipment of the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz SLK comes in the form of the NECK-PRO crash-responsive head restraints, developed by Mercedes-Benz. They support the driver's and front passenger's head in the event of a rear impact and reduce the risk of whiplash. Also fitted as standard is automatic child seat recognition.