Driven: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

Base price: $55,675
Price as tested: $65,965

Standard Equipment:
3.5-liter V-6 engine
7-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Brake Assist
Attention Assist driver-drowsiness monitor
Retractable hardtop
Power windows with express up and down
Power central locking with remote
Leather upholstery with sun-reflective coating
8-speaker audio system with CD, USB, HD radio, and Bluetooth audio streaming
Central controller with 5.8-inch display
3-spoke leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel with power adjustment for height and reach
Aluminum interior trim
8-way power seats with 4-way lumbar
Memory for seats, steering column, and exterior mirrors
Automatic climate control
Auto-dimming mirrors
Garage-door opener
18-inch wheels

Options on this vehicle:
Premium 1 package - $2590
- iPod/MP3 Media interface
- Airscarf neck-level heating system
- Sirius satellite radio
- Harman/Kardon premium sound system
- Heated seats
- Remote roof automation

Sport package - $2500
- Sport bodystyling
- 18-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels
- Ambient lighting in solar red

Multimedia package - $2150
- Comand system with hard-drive navigation
- 7-inch high-resolution LCD screen w/3D map views
- Voice control system
- 10GB music register
- 6-disc DVD changer
- Gracenote album information including cover art
- SD card slot
- Sirius traffic and weather

Lighting package - $1070
- Bi-xenon headlamps with active curve illumination
- Headlamp cleaning system

Lunar blue metallic - $720

Panorama roof, fixed tint - $500

Dual-zone climate control - $760

Key options not on vehicle:
Premium leather
Panorama roof with Magic Sky Control
Keyless ignition

Fuel economy:
20 / 29 mpg

3.5L V-6
Horsepower: 302 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 273 lb-ft @ 3500-5200 rpm

Rear -wheel

7-speed automatic

Curb weight: 3397 lb

18-inch wheels
225/40R18 (front), 245/35R18 (rear) Continental ContiSportContact tires

Competitors: BMW Z4, Jaguar XK, Nissan 370Z, Porsche Boxster

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