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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster SLK250
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK250 22 32 $39,897 $42,900
2-Door Roadster SLK350 21 29 $51,522 $55,400
2-Door Roadster SLK55 AMG 19 28 $63,231 $67,990
2013 Porsche Cayman
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,897
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,900
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$715 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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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 22 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 49.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5
Passenger Capacity 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 95.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 162.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.1 (6.4 w/top down)
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.7 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD -
Front Tire Size P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3308
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 229 @ 2000 - 4300
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.46
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.72
Trans Type 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.61
Trans Order Code 411
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Body Style 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.9
 
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