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Selected Style 250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,430 $61,750
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,609 $46,890
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
$39,627
$39,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,610
$42,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$710 / month
$715 / month
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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 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 25.9 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) 43.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.9 49.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.5
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 162.8
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 51.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 95.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8-2.4 10.1 (6.4 w/top down)
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
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) 12.2 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.16 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 34.5
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code N/A - TBD -
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code N/A - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3806 3308
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4800 229 @ 2000 - 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 204 @ 6400 201 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.909 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.582 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.538 4.46
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.404 1.72
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.713 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.168 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.060 2.61
Trans Order Code NA 411
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 250C Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.7 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
 
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