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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $47,338 $50,900
2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige 17 26 $47,338 $50,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium Plus 18 28 $48,640 $52,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic Prestige 18 28 $48,640 $52,300
2-Door Cabriolet Premium Plus 18 26 $55,150 $59,300
2-Door Cabriolet Prestige 18 26 $55,150 $59,300
2-Door Roadster SLK250
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK55 AMG 19 28 $63,231 $67,990
2-Door Roadster SLK350 21 29 $51,522 $55,400
2-Door Roadster SLK250 22 32 $39,897 $42,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,338
$39,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,900
$42,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$848 / month
$715 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK is the least polarizing of the roadsters, but there's enough urgency to go with its elegant, mini-SL charm.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.0 49.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.5
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.7 162.8
Height, Overall (in) 53.9 51.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 95.7
Liftover Height (in) 26.200 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 71.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.2 10.1 (6.4 w/top down)
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.1 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 34.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P245/40R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858 3308
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900 229 @ 2000 - 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 333 @ 5500 201 @ 5500
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.778 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.667 4.46
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.520 1.72
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.919 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.222 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.158 2.61
Trans Order Code NA 411
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.682 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.133 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi S5 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Body Style Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 (2012) 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 6.9
 
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