Mercedes-Benz will launch the new Mercedes-Benz SLK in January 2011. The car will arrive in the UK in June.
The new Mercedes-Benz SLK will feature a new exciting design with high levels of comfort and will set new standards for open-top sports cars in terms of safety. Fitted as standard will be the latest drowsiness detection system ATTENTION ASSIST plus the optional occupant protection system PRE-SAFE® Brake which can apply the brakes autonomously in the event of an impending front end collision.
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.
The new Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster 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.