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Mercedes-Benz SLK-class

Small, sporty, and spirited.

The SLK offers a refined roadster experience, regardless of whether you’re driving with the top up or down. The retractable hard top comes as a metal roof, a panoramic glass roof, or the Magic Sky Control roof, which features a glass panel with adjustable opacity. Optional Airguide uses Plexiglas pieces that rotate out from behind the seats to calm cabin turbulence when the top is down. Other open-air comfort options include sun-reflecting leather and Airscarf, which blows warm air onto the necks of the driver and the passenger. It’s a stretch to call the SLK a sports car, but it is definitely sporty. All SLK models use variable-ratio steering that quickens during aggressive driving. Although these systems have traditionally felt unnatural and unpredictable, Mercedes has executed this one nearly to perfection in the SLK. The SLK350’s direct-injected V-6 is quick and powerful and has a raspy growl, and its seven-speed automatic delivers silky-smooth upshifts. For those interested in better fuel economy, the SLK250 uses a turbocharged four-cylinder paired with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic, which the EPA rates at 22–23/32–33 mpg, respectively. At the opposite end of the spectrum, the normally aspirated V-8 of the AMG car will power the SLK to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

COMPETITORS

Audi TT

BMW Z4

Porsche Boxster

new for 2013

There are no significant changes for 2013. The turn-signal and cruise-control stalks have been redesigned, and automatic high-beams are now optional.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Standard features include ABS; front, side, and knee air bags; tire-pressure monitoring; driver-drowsiness alert; and traction and stability control. There is no optional safety equipment.

High Mileage

MPG

CITY 19–23

HWY 28–33

PRO

Frugal four-cylinder

Innovative comfort features

More fun to drive than last gen

CON

Shifts can be slow

Not as sporty as the competition

Base Price Range: $43,805–$68,895

SPECIFICATIONS

DRIVE: Rear-wheel

TRIM LEVELS: SLK250, SLK350, SLK55 AMG

BODY STYLE: Convertible, 2-passenger

ENGINES: 1.8L turbo I-4, 201 hp, 229 lb-ft

3.5L V-6, 302 hp, 273 lb-ft

5.5L V-8, 415 hp, 398 lb-ft

TRANSMISSIONS: 6-speed manual, 7-speed automatic

PASSENGER VOLUME: N/A

CARGO SPACE: (top up/down) 10.1/6.4 cu ft

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