2015 MERCEDES-BENZ SLK: When the Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe/roadster initially arrived in the U.S. market in January 1997; it unveiled the first automatic retractable hardtop in its market segment. For 2015, the third-generation SLK continues to be known for its distinctive retractable hardtop that transforms itself from a quiet, weather-tight coupe to a topless roadster (or back) in 20 seconds. Trim-levels include SLK250, SLK350 and SLK55 AMG. Although the car has 21st century styling, there are design cues reminiscent of the classic 190SL of the 1950s. The SLK250 continues with the direct-injection 1.8-liter turbo four-cylinder that produces 201 horsepower. Stepping-up to the SLK350 model gains a 3.5L V-8 engine with 302-hp, as well as a standard ECO Start/Stop system and 18-inch five-spoke wheels. The top-tier SLK includes the Start/Stop technology, 18-inch AMG five-spoke rims, and packs a 5.5L V-8 that pumps out 415-hp with 398- lb. ft. of torque to the rear-wheels. Two transmissions are available, the six-speed manual gearbox and the seven-speed automatic. While the standard roof panel is made of body-color polycarbonate plastic, an optional Panorama Roof features a tinted see-through panel, available with MAGIC SKY CONTROL, in which the tinting of the transparent glass panel can be controlled by the driver or passenger.

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11/25/2015 1:38:13 PM

This just in: #CAS16 ticket sales are NOW LIVE! Tag a friend you want to bring to the nation's largest auto show, the Chicago Auto Show (Feb. 13-21), and we'll select one winner each day this week to get free tickets! www.chicagoautoshow.com #TagAFriend

11/25/2015 1:09:38 PM

I really like the new website! Looks great

11/25/2015 9:30:18 AM

In light of #GivingTuesday approaching, if you're planning to donate to any of these 18 local charities this holiday season, consider purchasing a First Look for Charity ticket to get a first look of the nation's largest auto show amid opulence! Visit www.FirstLookforCharity.org for more details. #FLFC16

11/23/2015 10:10:45 AM

We asked you to cast your votes for the look of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, and the jury is in! The official poster this year will be #3

11/23/2015 8:03:04 AM

Starting today (through Jan. 4, 2016), Mazda will donate $150 to a local charity of your choice for every new car purchased or leased through its #MazdaDrive4Good program. Visit www.drivechicago.com to find a dealership near you. To learn more, visit: http://bit.ly/1XigobM

11/20/2015 9:30:03 PM

When do tickets go on sale online??? I know it says mid-November on the site...sorry if this has been answered

11/20/2015 8:28:06 AM

Flashback Friday! Did you know? Chicago’s Coliseum was home to the Chicago Auto Show from 1901-1935, where general admission for the public was just 50 cents per ticket

11/19/2015 8:28:03 AM

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11/18/2015 5:16:18 PM

Cool concept from Scion, the C-HR. #LAAutoShow

11/18/2015 3:45:02 PM

Did you know? For every new Mazda sold or leased between Nov. 23, 2015, & Jan. 4, 2016, Mazda will donate $150 to a local charity of your choice. Find more details here: http://bit.ly/1XigobM


11/25/2015 5:53:54 PM

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