2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250

Matt Tierney

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250

MSRP (with destination): $43,375
PRICE AS TESTED: $52,575

ENGINE:
1.8-liter DOHC turbocharged I-4
Horsepower: 201 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 229 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

TRANSMISSION:
6-speed manual

DRIVE:
Rear-wheel

WHEELS AND TIRES:
18-inch aluminum wheels
225/40YR-18 Pirelli P Zero front tires
245/35YR-18 Pirelli P Zero rear tires

FUEL ECONOMY (city/highway/combined):
22/32/26 mpg

CURB WEIGHT:
3308 lb

CAPACITIES:
Doors/Passengers: 2/2
Cargo (roof up/down): 10.1/6.4 cu ft
Legroom: 42.5 in
Headroom: 38.0 in
Towing: N/A

EXTERIOR/INTERIOR COLOR:
Lunar Blue/Sahara Beige

STANDARD FEATURES:
Retractable hardtop
Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity
USB port
Power tilt-and-telescopic steering column
8-way power sport seats
Single-zone climate control
Cruise control
Keyless entry
Rain-sensing intermittent wipers
3-spoke leather multifunction steering wheel
Aluminum trim
Leather-trimmed shift knob
Short-throw shifter
mbrace in-vehicle services
HD radio

OPTIONS ON THIS VEHICLE:
Premium 1 package- $2590
SiriusXM satellite radio
iPod and MP3 media interface
Harman/Kardon surround sound audio system
Heated seats
Neck-level heating system
Infrared remote roof automation
Sport package- $2500
18-inch AMG aluminum wheels
Sport body styling
Solar red ambient lighting
COMAND Launch package- $1150
COMAND system w/hard-drive navigation
Voice control for audio, phone, and navigation
SiriusXM traffic and weather
10GB music hard drive
SD-memory card slot
Parking assistance and guidance- $970
Sahara Beige leather- $770
Lunar Blue metallic paint- $720
Panorama roof- $500

KEY OPTIONS NOT ON THIS VEHICLE:
Lighting package- $1090
Trim package- $990

ADDITIONAL SPECS:
This is the entry-level version of the third-generation SLK lineup. While this car comes equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, a seven-speed automatic is available.

COMPARE TO:
BMW Z4, Audi TT roadster, Porsche Boxster

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