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  • Sommer\ Corporate\ Media\ AG

    Operators ManualSLK-Class

    Order No. 6515 3269 13 Part No. 171 584 16 82 Edition B 2007 SLK-

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  • SLK 280SLK 350SLK 55 AMG

  • Our company and staff congratulate you on the purchase of your new Mercedes-Benz.

    Your selection of our product is a demon-stration of your trust in our company name. Furthermore, it exemplifies your desire to own an automobile that will be as easy as possible to operate and provide years of service.

    Your Mercedes-Benz represents the efforts of many skilled engineers and craftsmen. To help assure your driving pleasure, and also the safety of you and your passengers, we ask you to make a small investment of time:

    Please read this manual carefully, then return it to your vehicle where it will be handy for your reference.

    Please follow the recommendations contained in this manual. They are designed to acquaint you with the operation of your Mercedes-Benz.

    Please pay attention to the warnings and cautions contained in this manual. They are designed to help improve the safety of the vehicle operator and occupants.

    We extend our best wishes for many miles of safe, pleasurable driving.

    Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC A DaimlerChrysler Company

  • Contents

    Introduction ......................................... 9Product information................................ 9Operators Manual ............................... 10

    Service and warranty information .. 10Important notice for California retail buyers and lessees of Mercedes-Benz automobiles .......... 11Maintenance .................................. 12Roadside Assistance ...................... 12Change of address or ownership.... 12Operating your vehicle outsidethe USA or Canada......................... 13

    Where to find it .................................... 14Symbols............................................... 15Operating safety .................................. 16

    Proper use of the vehicle ............... 16Problems with your vehicle.................. 17Reporting safety defects...................... 18

    Reporting safety defects ................ 18Vehicle data recording......................... 19

    Information regarding electronicrecording devices........................... 19

    At a glance .......................................... 21Exterior view......................................... 22Cockpit................................................. 24Instrument cluster ................................ 26Multifunction steering wheel ................ 28Center console ..................................... 29

    Upper part ...................................... 29Lower part ...................................... 30

    Overhead control panel ........................ 31Storage compartments......................... 32Door control panel................................ 34

    Getting started ................................... 35Unlocking ............................................. 36

    Unlocking with the SmartKey ......... 36Starter switch positions.................. 37

    Adjusting .............................................. 39Seats .............................................. 39Steering wheel................................ 43Mirrors............................................ 46

    Driving.................................................. 48Fastening the seat belts ................. 48Starting the engine ......................... 51Parking brake ................................. 53Driving off ....................................... 53Switching on headlamps................. 55Turn signals .................................... 55Windshield wipers........................... 56Problems while driving.................... 58

    Parking and locking.............................. 59Parking brake ................................. 59Switching off headlamps................. 61Turning off engine........................... 61Releasing seat belts........................ 61Locking ........................................... 62

  • Contents

    Safety and Security ........................... 63Occupant safety................................... 64

    Air bags .......................................... 66Occupant Classification System..... 71Seat belts ....................................... 76Children in the vehicle.................... 79

    Panic alarm.......................................... 83Activating ....................................... 83Deactivating ................................... 83

    Driving safety systems......................... 84ABS ................................................ 84BAS ................................................ 86ESP............................................... 86

    Anti-theft systems................................ 90Immobilizer..................................... 90Anti-theft alarm system.................. 90Tow-away alarm ............................. 91

    Controls in detail ............................... 93Locking and unlocking......................... 94

    SmartKey ....................................... 94Opening the doors fromthe inside ....................................... 99Opening the trunk ........................ 100Closing the trunk.......................... 100Trunk lid emergency release ........ 101Automatic central locking ............ 102Locking and unlocking from theinside ........................................... 102

    Seats ................................................. 104Seat heating*............................... 104AIRSCARF neck-level heating*..... 105

    Memory function* ............................. 107Storing positions into memory ..... 108Recalling positions from memory. 108

    Lighting.............................................. 109Exterior lamp switch..................... 109Combination switch ..................... 113Corner-illuminating frontfog lamps* ................................... 114Hazard warning flasher ................ 115Interior lighting............................. 116Door entry lamps ......................... 117

    Instrument cluster ............................. 118Adjusting instrument cluster illumination .................................. 118Tachometer.................................. 119Outside temperature indicator..... 119Resetting trip odometer ............... 120Clock............................................ 120

    Control system .................................. 121Multifunction display.................... 121Multifunction steering wheel........ 122Menus.......................................... 124Standard display menu ................ 127AMG menu................................... 128AUDIO menu ................................ 133NAV* menu.................................. 135Vehicle status messagememory menu.............................. 135Settings menu.............................. 136Trip computer menu..................... 148TEL* menu ................................... 149

    Manual transmission ......................... 153Shifting into reverse..................... 154

  • Contents

    Automatic transmission*................... 155Gear selector lever....................... 155Shifting procedure ....................... 156Gear selector lever positions ....... 157Driving tips................................... 159Gear ranges ................................. 160Automatic shift program .............. 161Gear selector lever one-touch gearshifting .................................. 162Steering wheel gearshift control one-touch gearshifting* ............... 163Manual shift program*................. 165Emergency operation (Limp-Home Mode) ...................... 167

    Good visibility .................................... 168Headlamp cleaning system* ........ 168Rear view mirrors ......................... 168Sun visors .................................... 170Rear window defroster ................. 170

    Climate control................................... 172Switching climate controlsystem on/off............................... 175Setting the temperature................ 175Adjusting air distribution............... 176Adjusting air volume ..................... 177Basic settings ............................... 177Front defroster.............................. 177Air recirculation mode .................. 178Air conditioning............................. 180Residual engine heat utilization .... 181

    Automatic climate control* ................ 182Deactivating the climate control system .......................................... 185Operating the climate controlsystem in automatic mode............ 186Setting the temperature................ 186Adjusting air distribution............... 187Adjusting air volume ..................... 188Front defroster.............................. 188Maximum cooling MAX COOL ....... 189Air recirculation mode .................. 189Air conditioning............................. 191Residual heat and ventilation........ 192

    Audio system...................................... 193Audio and telephone*, operation.. 193Operating safety ........................... 193Operating and display elements ... 194Button and soft key operation ...... 196Operation...................................... 196Radio operation ............................ 199Introduction to satellite radio* (USA only)..................................... 203CD mode....................................... 208GSM network phones ................... 219TDMA or CDMA network phones .. 226Emergency calls 911 ................. 233

    Power windows .................................. 235Opening and closing the windows 235Synchronizing power windows...... 239

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