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Before you buy a Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class in Uganda

by Edwin, +256-704515368

The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is a compact luxury roadster manufactured by Daimler-Benz in three generations; R170 launched in 1996, the R171 in 2004 and R172 in 2011.

Before you buy a Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class in Uganda


The latest installment of the famed Mercedes SLK luxury roadster is aiming to broaden its appeal having long been the favoured choice of well-heeled female buyers. That means muscular styling borrowed from the SLS supercar, more focused driving dynamics and an improvement in quality. Offered with a range of four and six-cylinder engines, this generation also introduces a diesel model for the first time, with the promise of over 50mpg economy and over 500Nm of torque. Other highlights include a hi-tech sunroof and the obligatory AMG version – which gets a clever V8 engine and delivers an impressive 415bhp.

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Buying a foreign used Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class from a local Ugandan car bond


There are a number of car bonds in Uganda specifically Kampala from which you can buy your Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. However, you have to do good research in order to find a reputable car bond or dealer who will be able to provide you with the car that will meet your needs and above all genuinely imported into Uganda.

You need to look out for prices and discounts. Local car bonds may not charge the same prices for the same car. Prices of the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class may be affected by mileage of the Audi TT, condition of the car, model, and year of manufacture.

It is also very important to note that there have been numerous cases of Car thefts especially from Europe in particularly from Britain. These cars have been traced up to Uganda and the buyers have fallen in trouble for buying stolen cars.

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Importing a foreign Used Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class from Japan or other parts of the world


In case if you prefer to import your own Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class from say Japan or from Europe, things change a bit. First it would require you to find a trusted dealer or seller in that regard, determine your specific car features and requirements, expected budget you plan to spend on buying the car and well calculated taxes to be paid to the tax authorities in order to clear Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

It is also very important to examine the car upon arrival to check and see if all the car components are included in the car as it was shown to you before buying it. You need to watch out for car spare tires, car jack, radio, navigation systems, window power buttons among other things.

The taxes charged by the Uganda Revenue Authority include Import Duty, Value added (VAT), Withholding Tax, Environmental Levy, Infrastructure Levy, and Registration Fees basing on the CIF of the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class from Japan.

On arrival to Kampala, Uganda, you will have to clear the taxes at The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), apply and pay for a number plate and then the third party license. You will also notice the some of these charges or fees differ from other vehicles.

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General Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class reviews for Uganda


The SLK’s dramatic styling is definitely the equal of rivals like the BMW Z4 and Porsche Boxster. Taking its cues from the gullwing SLS supercar, the gaping grille, swept back headlights and long bonnet give it a low, aggressive stance. LED lights on the bumper come standard on all models, as do alloys wheels and the folding metal roof, which stows neatly into the boot. AMG sport models add side skirts, bigger alloy wheels and tinted front a rear lights and leather sports seats.

How much space there is for luggage depends on whether you choose to have the roof up or down, but the SLK is capable of carrying more baggage than most of its rivals. With the roof in place there’s 335-litres of space – more than a Ford Focus - but with the roof open this shrinks to 225-litres. Inside, there’s plenty of space and it’s easy to get comfortable quickly, and neat extras like the optional Airscarf heater vents in the seats and the lack of turbulence in the cabin make the SLK an excellent top-down cruiser.

Availability of Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Spares parts in Uganda


Whether or not the spare parts are available will greatly depend on the model of Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class you have. Earlier models have their spares found with ease while the latest it may require you to order for them from abroad.

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Our Conclusion


The Mercedes SLK was the first car to feature a folding-metal roof and the latest model has aggressive looks and a sharper drive. However, the Mercedes SLK is expensive, poor rear visibility, fidgety ride.

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