2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

Matt Tierney

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

Base price (with destination): $55,675
Price as tested: $66,805

Standard Equipment:
● 3.5-liter V-6
● 7-speed automatic
● 18-in. five-spoke alloy wheels
● Variable-ratio power steering
● Electronic stability control with traction control
● Adaptive brakes w/auto brake drying, brake priming, & hill-start assist
● Attention Assist system
● Rain-sensing windshield wipers
● Tire pressure monitoring system
● SmartKey w/infrared-remote opening/closing of windows
● Leather upholstery w/contrast stitching
● 8-way power seats w/memory
● Power tilt/telescoping steering column
● Heated power side mirrors w/power fold-in
● Auto dimming rearview mirrors
● Power locks/windows
● Cruise control
● Bluetooth
● Audio system w/8 speakers, HD radio, AUX jack, & USB port

Options on this vehicle:
Diamond white metallic -- $720
Premium 1 package -- $2590
o Heated seats
o iPod/MP3 media interface
o SiriusXM satellite radio
o Harman/kardon logic7 surround sound system
o Airscarf
o Infrared-remote hardtop operation
Lighting package -- $1090
o Bi-xenon headlamps with active curve illumination
o Headlamp washers
Multimedia package -- $2150
o Command system with 80GB HD navigation
o SiriusXM Traffic and Weather
o Navigation with enhanced voice control
o 10GB music register
o 6-DVD/CD changer
o SD card reader
o Gracenote media database with album-cover art
Panorama sunroof with Magic Sky Control -- $2500
Dual-zone climate control -- $760
Airguide windstop -- $350
Trim package -- $990
o Hand-polished burl walnut wood trim
o Wood/leather steering wheel and shift knob

Key options not on vehicle:
Sport package -- $2500
o Sport body styling
o 18-in. AMG 5-spoke alloy wheels
o Direct ambient lighting in solar red

Fuel economy:
20 / 29 / 25 mpg

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


7-speed automatic

Curb weight: 3397 lb

Wheels/tires: 18-in. alloy wheels
224/40R18 front and 245/35R18 rear high-performance tires

Competitors: BMW Z4 sDrive35i, Porsche Boxster S, Audi TTS Roadster

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