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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-class SLK55 AMG

At a Glance

Pricing $47,000 - $72,600
Drive Types RWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 3.5l V6, 5.5l V8 T
Transmissions A7, A9
Fuel Economy 19-25 (city), 28-32 (highway)

The smallest Mercedes convertible is the SLK roadster. With compact dimensions and seating for two the SLK-Class competes with the BMW Z4 and the smaller Porsche Boxster. Now in its third generation, the SLK has a power-retractable hardtop for year round motoring and security. A variety of models are offered with alphanumeric designation tied to the powertrain. The base model is the SLK250 which is powered by a fuel-efficient four-cylinder turbo. The mid-range SLK350 has a 302-bhp, 3.5l V6 under the hood. The AMG factory performance SLK55 AMG model equips a 415-bhp V8 engine which is a lot of power for a 3500 lb. car. The SLK offers a unique panoramic roof that can be darkened at the touch of a button.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
SLK-class SLK300 2.0l I4 T (241-bhp) A9 RWD 25/32/28 76 $47,000
SLK-class SLK350 3.5l V6 (302-bhp) A7 RWD 21/29/25 73 $59,200
SLK-class AMG SLK55 5.5l V8 T (415-bhp) A7 RWD 19/28/23 77 $72,600