The Mercedes-Benz SLK Features at a Glance

Giancarlo Perlas December 20, 2015
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The Mercedes-Benz SLK.

The Mercedes-Benz SLK combines power, agility, and style all in one product. This coming year, it will be renamed as the SLC. Recently, Mercedes-Benz USA released a Quick Reference Guide for the existing models of the SLK range in its territory.

Cost of the Mercedes-Benz SLK

According to the company, the models available are the SLK 300, SLK 350, and the AMG SLK 55. The units are priced $47,000, $59,200, and $72,600, respectively. Then just add a $925 delivery and destination charge for each. Also, the figures do not include yet the optional add-ons.

Key Features of the Mercedes-Benz SLK

The SLK features a retractable panorama sunroof, mbrace2, 5.8-inch high display, 8-way power sports seats with 3-position memory, Neck-Pro active headrests, ECO Start/Stop, Attention Assist driver drowsiness monitoring system, heated power side mirrors with power fold-in, and staggered-width wheels and tires.

For buyers who want the most out of their SLC, they could go for the AMG body styling for the SLK 300, bi-xenon headlights with active curve lighting, Blind Spot Assist, Parktronic with parking assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Airscarf, Keyless Go, and Magic Sky Control.

Engine Options Offered by the Mercedes-Benz SLK

The range starts with the SLK 300 carrying a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four. It is capable of producing up to 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque distributed to the rear wheels via a 9-speed automatic transmission gearbox. These enable the car to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds.

Second is the SLK 350 with 3.5-liter V6 engine. This one has an output of 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque fitted with 7-speed automatic gearbox distributing all the power to the rear wheels. The convertible can speed up from zero to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds.

The most powerful model is the AMG SLK 55 with a 5.5-liter V8 power unit. It has 415 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque going to the rear wheels and distributed through a 7-speed AMG Speedshift gearbox. The sprint of the sports car from zero to 100 km/h is only 4.5 seconds.

Lastly, the city, highway, combined EPA fuel efficiency of the cars in miles per gallon are 25/32/78 for the SLK 300, 21/29/24 for the SLK 350, and 19/28/22 for the AMG SLK 55.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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