2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-class

At a Glance

Pricing $43,800 - $62,950
Drive Types RWD
Engines 3.0l V6, 3.5l V6, 5.4l V8
Transmissions A7, M6
Fuel Economy 14-18 (city), 20-25 (highway)

Although the innovative first-generation SLK was considered somewhat effeminate, the current SLK looks like a three quarter scale SL, which is a compliment. The SLK pioneered the retractable hardtop sports car, which adds an extra measure of quietness and security. Available engines include a 228-bhp 3.0L V-6, 268-bhp 3.5L V-6, or the 355-bhp supercharged 5.5L V-8 in the SLK55 AMG. Transmission choices are a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic. A vast option list allows customers to personalize their SLK; especially the "designo" packages, which combine interior and exterior trim with a color-coordinated theme.

What Changed:

A 10 year anniversary limited edition SLK250 is offered.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
SLK280 3.0l V6 (228-bhp) M6 RWD $43,800
SLK280 3.0l V6 (228-bhp) A7 RWD $45,240
SLK350 3.5l V6 (268-bhp) A7 RWD $47,850
SLK55 AMG 5.4l V8 (355-bhp) A7 RWD $62,950