2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class  -  $46,825


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $46,825
Base Invoice: $43,609
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Roadster 3.0L
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 20 | City: 17 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: SLK300
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 3.0L DOHC SMPI 24-valve V6 engine

Value Writeup

With a secure power retractable hardtop, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class roadster offers more refinement and civility than either the BMW Z4, Honda S2000, or Porsche Boxster. It also provides a luxurious interior and performance similar to that of the larger SL. And the SLK ranks as one of the safest convertibles on the market, with head-protective side air bags.


Model Highlights

Three different variants of the Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster are again offered for 2009, and they all get minor facelifts in keeping with their more mature SL-Class siblings. As for power, the SLK280 retains its 228-hp 3.0L V6, while the SLK350's 3.5L V6 gets a nice boost from 268 hp to 305 hp, and the high-performance SLK55 AMG carries over with its potent 355-hp 5.5L 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 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed automatic with Touch Shift manual control. The SLK350 and SLK55 AMG are only available with the 7-speed automatic.

The SLK55 AMG comes with a long list of special performance-oriented equipment, including its specially built V8, a tuned sports suspension, 18-inch wheels and performance tires, and powerful upgraded brakes. Additional luxury features inside include premium leather upholstery, heated seats, velour carpeting, ambient lighting, and special trim.

But the base SLK280 is no slouch, with leather seating, Bluetooth hands-free communication, air conditioning, and an in-dash 6-CD changer. It will reach 60 mph in just over 6 seconds. The SLK350 includes these interior appointments but is considerably faster, especially with its revised V6, and it should hit 60 mph in just over 5 seconds. The SLK55 AMG can get to 60 in only 4.8 seconds, and all three models are electronically limited to a 155-mph top speed.

The power-retracting hardtop transforms the SLK-Class 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-Class. Roll bars are built into the structure to help protect in a rollover, while knee-protecting air bags are standard, along with head-thorax airbags 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, a multimedia package that adds COMAND navigation and a Harman Kardan stereo, 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.


Model News

For 2009, the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class roadster receives a freshening both outside, inside, and underneath. Exterior styling is revised to resemble both the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR supercar, as well as the company's current Formula One racer. The treatment includes a new front bumper, grille, headlights, and air dam. The rear fascia has been updated as well, with trapezoidal exhaust tips. The interior is also updated, with a new instrument cluster and three-point steering wheel with multi-function buttons.

The mid-level SLK350 gets a sizeable power boost, with output from the 3.5L V6 up from 268 hp to 305 hp. A new variable-ratio steering system is optional on the SLK280 and SLK350, and standard on the SLK55 AMG.


Pros

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


Value Writeup

With a secure power retractable hardtop, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class roadster offers more refinement and civility than either the BMW Z4, Honda S2000, or Porsche Boxster. It also provides a luxurious interior and performance similar to that of the larger SL. And the SLK ranks as one of the safest convertibles on the market, with head-protective side air bags.


Model Highlights

Three different variants of the Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster are again offered for 2009, and they all get minor facelifts in keeping with their more mature SL-Class siblings. As for power, the SLK280 retains its 228-hp 3.0L V6, while the SLK350's 3.5L V6 gets a nice boost from 268 hp to 305 hp, and the high-performance SLK55 AMG carries over with its potent 355-hp 5.5L 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 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed automatic with Touch Shift manual control. The SLK350 and SLK55 AMG are only available with the 7-speed automatic.

The SLK55 AMG comes with a long list of special performance-oriented equipment, including its specially built V8, a tuned sports suspension, 18-inch wheels and performance tires, and powerful upgraded brakes. Additional luxury features inside include premium leather upholstery, heated seats, velour carpeting, ambient lighting, and special trim.

But the base SLK280 is no slouch, with leather seating, Bluetooth hands-free communication, air conditioning, and an in-dash 6-CD changer. It will reach 60 mph in just over 6 seconds. The SLK350 includes these interior appointments but is considerably faster, especially with its revised V6, and it should hit 60 mph in just over 5 seconds. The SLK55 AMG can get to 60 in only 4.8 seconds, and all three models are electronically limited to a 155-mph top speed.

The power-retracting hardtop transforms the SLK-Class 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-Class. Roll bars are built into the structure to help protect in a rollover, while knee-protecting air bags are standard, along with head-thorax airbags 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, a multimedia package that adds COMAND navigation and a Harman Kardan stereo, 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.


Model News

For 2009, the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class roadster receives a freshening both outside, inside, and underneath. Exterior styling is revised to resemble both the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR supercar, as well as the company's current Formula One racer. The treatment includes a new front bumper, grille, headlights, and air dam. The rear fascia has been updated as well, with trapezoidal exhaust tips. The interior is also updated, with a new instrument cluster and three-point steering wheel with multi-function buttons.

The mid-level SLK350 gets a sizeable power boost, with output from the 3.5L V6 up from 268 hp to 305 hp. A new variable-ratio steering system is optional on the SLK280 and SLK350, and standard on the SLK55 AMG.


Pros

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


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
314.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
481.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.0L/183

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 6100

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2500 - 5000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.2 qts

EPA Classification
2 Seater

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

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
161.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.4 in

Height, Overall
51.1 in

Track Width, Front
60.1 in

Track Width, Rear
61.0 in

Trunk Volume
9.8 (6.5 w/top down) ft³

Base Curb Weight
3208 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
3-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-arm Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P225/45R17

Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.16

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.9 x 0.4 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.

6-speed manual transmission w/OD -inc: direct-action short throw shifter

3.0L DOHC SMPI 24-valve V6 engine

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 geometry, alignment control

Front/rear lowered ride-height & stabilizer bars

Vehicle-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering w/direct-steer system, integrated hydraulic damper

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

17" x 7.5" front/17" x 8.5" rear twin 6-spoke aluminum wheels

P225/45R17 front high performance tires

P245/40R17 rear high performance tires

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, automatic lamp substitution

Halogen front fog lamps

Single rear red fog lamp

Pwr heated mirrors -inc: integrated LED turn signals, reverse tilt down RH mirror, auto-dimming LH mirror, memory

Variable intermittent aero-blade windshield wipers

Red & smoked-tinted rear lamps w/LED brake & taillamps

AM/FM/Weatherband radio w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer/fiber-optic communication among components/aux audio input

Bluetooth hands-free communication

Aux pwr outlet

Leather seat trim

8-way adjustable sport seats-inc: silver painted magnesium trim, height adjustable head restraints

Center console -inc: enclosed storage

Retractable dual cupholders

Velour carpeting -inc: 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, headlamps on, remove key from ignition

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

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

SmartKey system-inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, drive away automatic locking

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

Cruise control

Anti-theft alarm system

Tele Aid global positioning system (GPS) satellite system-inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification

Illuminated glovebox

Automatic dual-zone climate control-inc: dual rotary controls, electrostatic dust & pollen filters, active charcoal filter, 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

Aluminum trim

Dual illuminated vanity mirrors

Courtesy lamps w/delay shut-off

Dual front reading lamps

Night security illumination

Locator lighting

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Parcel net in RH footwell

Pockets in doors

Illuminated carpeted trunk

Enclosed storage on rear cabin wall

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Driver-programmable daytime running lamps

Dual-stage front airbags w/front passenger adaptive feature, occupant classification system

Head & thorax side-impact airbags

Knee air bag

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

Tire pressure monitoring system

Illuminated emergency interior trunk release

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
7-SPEED DRIVER-ADAPTIVE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$1,460

 
BLACK
$0

 
MARS RED
$0

 
ARCTIC WHITE
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$720

 
ORION BLUE METALLIC
$720

 
CAPRI BLUE METALLIC
$720

 
HAMPTON SAND METALLIC
$720

 
STORM RED METALLIC
$720

 
PEWTER METALLIC
$720

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ASH, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BEIGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
NATURAL BEIGE, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$595

 
PREMIUM I PKG
$2,950

 
MULTIMEDIA PKG
$2,980

 
SPORT PKG
$2,500

 
LIGHTING PKG
$1,030

 
HEATING PKG
$990

 
IPOD INTEGRATION KIT
$375

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$700

 
AUTOMATIC DIGITAL DUAL-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
$730

 
BURL WALNUT WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
$310

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