2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class  -  $43,375


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $43,375
Base Invoice: $40,400
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Roadster SLK 250
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 22 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: SLK 250
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 1.8L 16-valve I4 turbocharged engine

Pros

Sophisticated styling, high-end features, excellent performance, safety, and curb appeal


Model News

For 2012, the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class has been completely redesigned. Now in its third generation, the new SLK-Class features a large AMG-style lower grille up front, as well as a long hood and short rear end, helping to maintain its sporty appearance. As always, a power retractable hardtop is part of the package, which this year is constructed of body-color polycarbonate, or can be upgraded to a clear Panorama Roof. A host of tech gadgets are available, including an optional 'Magic Sky Control' roof, which uses electromagnetics to change the tint of the roof to suit the passengers' tastes.

Two new engines are offered this year, starting with a 201-horsepower turbocharged 1.8L 4-cylinder in the base SLK250. The top-level SLK350 gets a revamped 3.5L V6 making 302 horsepower. Overall styling has been updated throughout, giving it a look similar to the SL-Class roadster, as well as the SLS AMG coupe.


Value Writeup

The new Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class takes Mercedes-Benz' concept of a small two-seat roadster to a new level for 2012, offering high-level performance and a great selection of technological features. All this works together to give the car an excellent overall balance of comfort and performance, and for the end-user, it's arguably a better daily driver than the Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche Boxster or BMW Z4 roadster. Priced around $55k, it has many of the same styling cues and a similar look to the much more expensive SLS AMG coupe.


Model Highlights

The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class has been completely redesigned for 2012. The body is now longer and wider than the outgoing model, and features styling cues now familiar across the Mercedes-Benz line--this car looks much like the SLS AMG up front, which means it also looks much like the SL-Class models of Mercedes-Benz' past. Two versions are again offered for 2012: the base-level SLK250, and the higher-performance SLK350.

Both models get new engines for 2012. The SLK250 has an all-new direct-injected 201-horsepower turbocharged 1.8L 4-cylinder in place of last year's 228-horsepower 3.0L V6. The SLK350 has a completely redesigned 3.5L V6, also direct-injected, which makes 302 horsepower--up 2 horsepower over last year's model. The SLK250 can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic with paddle shifters, while the SLK350 can only be had in automatic form.

The 7-speed automatic transmission has been upgraded for 2012 as well. A more advanced torque converter has been added, which adds a more sophisticated lockup converter to achieve better fuel mileage, more responsive shifts, and increased strength.

Handling continues to be superb, but has been improved slightly over last year's model. Included with the SLK package is Mercedes-Benz' Direct Steer, which consists of a variable-ratio steering rack that gets tighter as the driver turns from center, as well as adds a bit of steering effort. Mercedes-Benz' Dynamic Handling Package is also available as a special-order item, which features adjustable suspension settings and uses torque vectoring brakes to help steer the car in tight corners.

Standard safety equipment includes Mercedes-Benz' Attention Assist, which monitors the driver and provides an alert if he or she is showing signs of falling asleep at the wheel. Anti-lock brakes, traction control, and anti-skid are also standard. An optional PRE-SAFE Brake system can apply the brakes automatically if the car detects an imminent front-end collision. New reinforced structures improve crash test performance, and a host of airbags, including a new headbag, help further protect both driver and passenger in the event of a collision.

Among the tech features available for 2012 is a new top option called 'Magic Sky,' which can be tinted by the driver at the touch of a button, using an electrical current and chemical film sandwiched between two layers of glass. Any of the available tops can be lowered automatically in about 20 seconds, but the vehicle must be at rest. Airscarf continues to be available, using a stream of warm air around the driver's and passenger's necks to help promote top-down driving, even when the weather isn't warm. An optional 'Airguide' wind deflector mounts to the SLK-Class' rollbars, which helps to limit wind buffeting. Each can be adjusted independently.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1

EPA Classification
2 Seater

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
349.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
508.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.8L/110

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2000 - 4300

Trans Order Code
411

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

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)
3.07

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
49.0 ft³

Front Head Room
38.0 in

Front Leg Room
42.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
52.2 in

Wheelbase
95.7 in

Length, Overall
162.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.5 in

Height, Overall
51.2 in

Track Width, Front
61.4 in

Track Width, Rear
61.6 in

Trunk Volume
10.1 (6.4 w/top down) ft³

Base Curb Weight
3308 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

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

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
12.7 x 1.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.9 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

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

1.8L 16-valve I4 turbocharged 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

Ventilated front & solid rear disc w/single-piston calipers

Adaptive BRAKE w/HOLD function

Dual exhaust w/chrome tailpipes

17" 5-spoke aluminum wheels

P225/45R17 front high performance tires

P245/40R17 rear high performance tires

Electro-hydraulic retractable hardtop

Variable-focus halogen headlamps -inc: polycarbonate lenses, light-sensing auto-on, darkened inlays

Single rear red fog lamp

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

Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear lamps w/LED brake & turn signals

AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer & HD Radio -inc: (8) speakers, USB connectivity, central controller, 5.8" high-mounted screen

Bluetooth hands-free communication system

Aux pwr outlet

MB-Tex seat upholstery

8-way pwr adjustable sport seats w/memory & 4-way pwr lumbar support

Cloth windscreen

Center console -inc: enclosed storage

Retractable dual cupholders

Velour carpeting -inc: floor mats

Floor mats

Stainless-steel door sill trim

Rubber-studded brushed stainless-steel pedals

3-spoke leather-wrapped 4-way tilt/telescopic sport steering wheel w/memory -inc: mounted audio & 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

Pwr door locks

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

HomeLink garage door opener

Cruise control

Anti-theft alarm system

Single-zone climate control w/max cool function

Illuminated glovebox

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

Aluminum trim

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

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 system (BAS)

Electronic stability program (ESP)

LED daytime running lamps

Dual-stage front airbags w/occupant sensor

Head & thorax side-impact airbags

Driver/front passenger knee air bag

ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness monitor

mbrace in-vehicle services -inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification

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

Dual integrated aluminum-trimmed roll bars

Tire pressure monitoring system

Illuminated emergency interior trunk release

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$1,510

 
BLACK
$0

 
MARS RED
$0

 
ARCTIC WHITE
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$720

 
STEEL GREY METALLIC
$720

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
PEARL BEIGE METALLIC
$720

 
LUNAR BLUE METALLIC
$720

 
INDIUM GREY METALLIC
$720

 
SILVER MIST METALLIC
$720

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, MB-TEX SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
SAHARA BEIGE, MB-TEX SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
ASH/BLACK, MB-TEX SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$770

 
SAHARA BEIGE, LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$770

 
ASH/BLACK, LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$770

 
BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$1,400

 
BENGAL RED/BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$1,400

 
PREMIUM I PKG
$2,590

 
TRIM PKG
$990

 
LIGHTING PKG
$1,090

 
COMAND LAUNCH PKG
$1,150

 
MULTIMEDIA PKG
$2,150

 
SPORT PKG 1
$2,500

 
18" SPLIT 5-SPOKE ALUMINUM WHEELS
$500

 
18" 5-SPOKE AMG ALLOY WHEEL
$0

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$140

 
PANORAMA ROOF W/FIXED TINT
$500

 
MAGIC SKY CONTROL PANORAMIC ROOF
$2,500

 
CHROME HOOD VENT FINS
$150

 
REAR SPOILER
$350

 
ACCESSORY NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$1,290

 
AIRGUIDE WINDSTOP
$350

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$700

 
KEYLESS-GO
$650

 
AUTOMATIC DIGITAL DUAL-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
$760

 
ANALOG DASH-TOP CLOCK
$250

 
PARKTRONIC W/PARKING GUIDANCE
$970

 
SPECIAL ORDER OPTION CHARGE
$250


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