2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class  -  $45,025


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $45,025
Base Invoice: $41,935
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Roadster 3.0L
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 17 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: SLK280
Transmission: 6-speed fully synchronized manual transmission w/direct-action short throw shifter
Engine: 3.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Model News

There are only small changes to the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class roadster series for 2007. On the SLK350, the 7-speed automatic transmission becomes standard as part of a 10th Anniversary package which also includes special badging and red interior trim accents. Base prices increase slightly for all three SLK-Class trims, and now range from $43,900 for the SLK280 up to $62,950 for the SLK55 AMG.


Value Writeup

With a secure, power retractable hardtop, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster offers more refinement and civility than budget-priced roadsters like the Mazda Miata and Pontiac Solstice, and provides a luxurious interior and performance similar to that of the larger SL-Class. It also ranks as one of the safest convertibles, with head-protective side air bags.


Model Highlights

Three different variants of the Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster are again offered for 2008, each with progressively more powerful engines: there's the SLK280, with a 228-horsepower, 3.0L V6; the SLK350, with a 268-horsepower, 3.5L V6; and the high-performance SLK55 AMG, with a 355-horsepower V8.

Both of the V6 models have all-aluminum engines with variable valve timing, so there's plenty of torque available just off idle. They also incorporate a balance shaft for smoothness. The SLK280 is offered with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed automatic with Touch Shift manual control. The SLK350 for 2008 is only available with the seven-speed automatic as part of a 10th anniversary package.

The SLK55 AMG comes with a long list of special performance-oriented equipment, including a specially built 5.5L V8, a retuned suspension, 18-inch high-performance tires, and powerful upgraded brakes, plus Formula 1-inspired appearance cues and additional luxury features inside such as Nappa leather upholstery, heated seats, velour carpeting, ambient lighting, and special trim.

But the base SLK280 is no slouch. It can accelerate to 60 in 6.1 seconds, according to the automaker. The SLK350 is considerably faster at 5.4 seconds, and the SLK55 can get to 60 in only 4.8 seconds. All three models are electronically limited to a 155-mph top speed.

The power-retracting hardtop can transform the SLK from a coupe to an open-air car in only 22 seconds. Also, a clever rear window design swivels separately into place to allow the top to stow away in an especially small space at the top of the trunk.

Despite the emphasis on performance, safety does not take second stage in the SLK. Roll bars are built into the structure to help protect in a rollover, while knee-protecting air bags are standard, along with head-thorax air bags that provide an unusually high level of protection for a convertible. Mercedes-Benz ESP stability control is standard, plus brake assist, which helps apply peak braking force when needed.

Major options on the V6 models include dual-zone climate control, bi-xenon headlamps with heated washers, an appearance package that adds vavona wood trim, and an AMG Sport Package, which brings the wheels, suspension, and many of the appearance add-ons of the SLK55.

One standout feature of the SLK-Class is the Airscarf, an optional system that greatly improves comfort and enables top-down driving in cooler weather. The system, which is built into the seatbacks, blows warm air from the head restraints over the neck and compensates automatically for vehicle speed.


Pros

Convenient retractable hardtop; safety; refinement and lack of interior noise; performance.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
314.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
462.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.0L/183

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 6100

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2700 - 5000

Trans Order Code
411

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27

EPA Classification
2 Seater

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
49.0 ft³

Front Head Room
37.9 in

Front Leg Room
42.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
52.2 in

Front Hip Room
54.6 in

Wheelbase
95.7 in

Length, Overall
160.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.4 in

Height, Overall
51.0 in

Track Width, Front
60.2 in

Track Width, Rear
61.0 in

Trunk Volume
9.8 (6.5 w/top down) ft³

Base Curb Weight
3215 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
3-Link

Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multi-link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P205/55R16

Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 8.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.5 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.9 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V303000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 03, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
404

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING MY 2006-2008 M-CLASS, R-CLASS, MY 2005-2009 SLK-CLASS, MY 2005-2008 C-CLASS, MY 2003-2004 AND 2006-2008 CLK-CLASS, MY 2003-2008 E-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2008 CL-CLASS, MY 2008 CLS-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2007-2008 S-CLASS, MY 2003 G-CLASS, AND MY 2003-2004, 2006 AND 2009 SL-CLASS VEHICLES. A SOFTWARE CALIBRATION NUMBER (SCN) CODING RECEIVED ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES DURING A RECENT WORKSHOP VISIT WAS INCORRECT. DEPENDING ON THE MODEL YEAR AND MODEL AFFECTED, THE RESULTS OF AN INCORRECT SCN CODING CAN AFFECT A NUMBER OF VEHICLE SAFETY AND EMISSION FUNCTIONS INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF FUNCTIONS: (1) THE FUEL GAUGE READINGS MAY BE INCORRECT; (2) A STUCK FUEL-LEVEL SENSOR MAY NOT BE DISPLAYED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER; (3) THE OBD SYSTEM MAY CAUSE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE INCORRECTLY; AND, (4) THE SPEEDOMETER MAY BE OUT OF TOLERANCE.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE ELECTRICAL FUEL PUMP MAY NOT RECEIVE A CRASH SIGNAL THAT IS REQUIRED FOR THE FUEL PUMP TO DISCONNECT AND PREVENT FUTURE FUEL DELIVERY AS DESIGNED.

DEALERS WILL RECODE THE SCN FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 2008 070001. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V081000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 11, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
711,266

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 ML320 BlueTec 4Matic, GL320 BlueTec 4Matic and R320 CDI 4Matic, 2011 E350 Cabriolet and E550 Cabriolet, 2009-2011 ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML550 4Matic, ML63 AMG, and C63 AMG, 2010-2011 ML450 4Matic Hybrid, E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic, E550 Coupe, E550 4Matic, and E63 AMG, 2011-2012 GL350 BlueTec 4Matic and R350 BlueTec 4Matic, 2009-2012 GL450 4Matic, GL550 4Matic and R350 4Matic, 2007-2008 SLK280, SLK350, and SLK55 AMG, 2011-2014 SLS AMG Coupe, 2012 SLS AMG Cabriolet, 2013-2014 SLS AMG GT and SLS AMG GT Cabriolet, 2005 C230 Kompressor and C320, 2006-2007 C230, 2006-2011 C350, 2008-2011 C300 and C300 4Matic, 2010-2012 GLK350 and GLK350 4Matic and 2006-2007 Chrysler Crossfire vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

MBUSA will their notify owners, and Fiat Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler owners. Dealers for the respective brands will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. Mercedes-Benz owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372 and Chrysler owners may contact Fiat Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

3.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

6-speed fully synchronized manual transmission w/direct-action short throw shifter

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Rear wheel drive

Independent 3-link front suspension-inc: coil springs over gas-pressurized shock absorbers, anti-dive geometry

Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension-inc: separate coil springs, shock absorbers, anti-squat, alignment control

Front/rear lowered ride-height & stabilizer bars

P205/55R16 front high performance tires

P225/50R16 rear high performance tires

16" x 7" front 5-spoke aluminum wheels

16" x 8" rear 5-spoke aluminum wheels

Vehicle-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

1-piston ventilated front & 2-piston solid rear disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes system (ABS) w/brake assist system

Electro-hydraulic retractable steel hardtop

Formula 1-style nose w/color-keyed grille crossfins

Variable-focus halogen headlamps-inc: polycarbonate lenses, light-sensing auto-on headlamps, automatic lamp substitution

Halogen front fog lamps

Single rear red fog lamp

Driver-programmable daytime running lamps

Pwr heated mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals

Aero-blade windshield wipers w/heated washer system

Red & white rear lamps w/LED brake & taillamps

8-way adjustable sport seats w/silver painted magnesium trim, height adjustable head restraints

Leather upholstery

Silver trim

Center console w/enclosed storage

Retractable dual cupholders

Velour carpeting & floor mats

Stainless-steel door sill trim

Rubber-studded brushed stainless-steel pedals

3-spoke leather-wrapped 4-way tilt/telescopic sport steering wheel-inc: audio controls, multi-function display controls

Black gauges w/white markings, silver instrument tubes

Electronic analog speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, quartz clock

Digital odometer, Touch Shift gear & mode selection

Multi-function display in instrument cluster-inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, digital speedometer, coolant temp, maintenance system, audio status, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings

Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus display-inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders, brake-pad wear

Audible reminders & messages-inc: exterior lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, washer fluid, release parking brake, headlights on, remove key from ignition

Touch turn signals (flashes (3) times w/1-touch)

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows-inc: 1-touch express up/down, 1-button raising/lowering of all windows via pwr top switch

SmartKey infrared remote-inc: trunk open, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock, driver-programmable auto-lock

Cruise control

Tele Aid GPS system-inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock, automatic alarm notification alert, collision notification

AM/FM/Weatherband radio w/CD player, fiber-optic communication among components

Automatic dual-zone climate control-inc: dual rotary controls, electrostatic dust & pollen filters, active charcoal filter, tunnel mode w/1-touch closing of all windows, REST mode w/engine heat recirculation feature or cabin ventilation, dash-top diffuser vent

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff based on time & driving speed & exterior temp

Illuminated glovebox

Courtesy lamps w/delay shutoff

Dual front reading lamps

Night security illumination

Leather-trimmed shift knob

Parcel net in RH footwell

Pockets in doors

Illuminated carpeted trunk

City 17/hwy 25 (3.0L engine/6-speed manual trans)

City 18/hwy 24 (3.0L engine/7-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes system (ABS) w/brake assist system

Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags w/passenger adaptive airbag, Occupant Classification System

Head & thorax side-impact airbags

Knee air bag

3-point shoulder belts w/emergency tensioning device (ETD) & belt force limiter

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Illuminated emergency interior trunk release

Driver-programmable daytime running lamps

 
6-SPEED FULLY SYNCHRONIZED MANUAL TRANSMISSION W/DIRECT-ACTION SHORT THROW SHIFTER
$0

 
7-SPEED ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED DRIVER-ADAPTIVE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/TOUCH SHIFT
$1,440

 
LEATHER INTERIOR
$0

 
PREMIUM LEATHER INTERIOR
$420

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$710

 
EDIT10N PKG
$6,425

 
PREMIUM PKG I
$2,595

 
PREMIUM PKG II
$3,995

 
PREMIUM PKG III
$5,195

 
AMG SPORT PKG
$4,110

 
APPEARANCE PKG
$1,300

 
HEATING PKG
$980

 
LIGHTING PKG
$1,010

 
RUN-FLAT TIRE PKG
$250

 
DIGITAL DAUL-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
$720

 
6-DISC CD CHANGER
$450

 
IPOD INTEGRATION KIT
$375

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