|Pricing||$42,900 - $61,500|
|Engines||3.0l V6, 3.5l V6, 5.4l V8|
|Fuel Economy||16-20 (city), 22-27 (highway)|
Although the innovative first-generation SLK was considered somewhat effeminate, the current SLK looks like a three quarter scale SL, which is a compliment. The SLK pioneered the retractable hardtop sports car, which adds an extra measure of quietness and security. Available engines include a 228-bhp 3.0L V-6, 268-bhp 3.5L V-6, or the 355-bhp supercharged 5.5L V-8 in the SLK55 AMG. Transmission choices are a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic. A vast option list allows customers to personalize their SLK; especially the "designo" packages, which combine interior and exterior trim with a color-coordinated theme.
A 228hp V6 SLK280 model joins the US lineup.
|SLK280||3.0l V6 (228-bhp)||M6||RWD||$42,900|
|SLK350||3.5l V6 (268-bhp)||A7||RWD||$48,360|
|SLK55 AMG||5.4l V8 (355-bhp)||A7||RWD||$61,500|
|SLK280||3.0l V6 (228-bhp)||A7||RWD||$44,310|
|SLK350||3.5l V6 (268-bhp)||M6||RWD||$46,950|