|Pricing||$44,950 - $64,300|
|Engines||3.0l V6, 3.5l V6, 5.4l V8|
|Fuel Economy||14-19 (city), 22-26 (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, 300-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.
The SLK receives a minor facelift featuring a restyled grille, new front and rear fascias, new side mirrors and taillights. The interior features a new steering wheel and head unit. The SLK300 model replaces the SLK280. On the SLK350, the output of the 3.5L V6 has been increased to 300 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque.
|SLK300||3.0l V6 (228-bhp)||M6||RWD||$44,950|
|SLK300||3.0l V6 (228-bhp)||A7||RWD||$46,410|
|SLK350||3.5l V6 (300-bhp)||A7||RWD||$49,950|
|SLK55 AMG||5.4l V8 (355-bhp)||A7||RWD||$64,300|