2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-class

At a Glance

Pricing $42,900 - $61,500
Drive Types RWD
Engines 3.0l V6, 3.5l V6, 5.4l V8
Transmissions A7, M6
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.

What Changed:

A 228hp V6 SLK280 model joins the US lineup.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
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