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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-class SLK55 AMG

At a Glance

Pricing $43,525 - $68,925
Drive Types RWD
Engines 1.8l I4 T, 3.5l V6, 5.5l V8 T
Transmissions A7, M6
Fuel Economy 19-23 (city), 28-33 (highway)

The smallest Mercedes convertible is the SLK roadster. With compact dimensions and seating for two the SLK-Class competes with the BMW Z4 and the smaller Porsche Boxster. Now in its third generation, the SLK has a power-retractable hardtop for year round motoring and security. A variety of models are offered with alphanumeric designation tied to the powertrain. The base model is the SLK250 which is powered by a fuel-efficient four-cylinder turbo. The mid-range SLK350 has a 302-bhp, 3.5l V6 under the hood. The AMG factory performance SLK55 AMG model equips a 415-bhp V8 engine which is a lot of power for a 3500 lb. car. The SLK offers a unique panoramic roof that can be darkened at the touch of a button.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
SLK250 1.8l I4 T (201-bhp) M6 RWD 22/32/26 71 $43,525
SLK250 leather 1.8l I4 T (201-bhp) M6 RWD 22/32/26 71 $44,295
SLK250 1.8l I4 T (201-bhp) A7 RWD 23/33/28 71 $45,035
SLK250 leather 1.8l I4 T (201-bhp) A7 RWD 23/33/28 71 $45,805
SLK350 3.5l V6 (302-bhp) A7 RWD 21/29/25 73 $56,225
SLK55 AMG 5.5l V8 T (415-bhp) A7 RWD 19/28/23 77 $68,925