2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

SLK 250

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
2dr Roadster SLK250Gasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$43,950.00
2dr Roadster SLK350Gasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$57,650.00
2dr Roadster SLK55 AMGGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 19
Hwy: 19
$70,900.00

Two-seater Passenger Car
Rear Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $43,950.00
Invoice: $40,874.00
Hwy MPG: 32 mpg
City MPG: 22 mpg

Pros

Sophisticated styling, high-end features, excellent performance, safety, and curb appeal

Value Writeup

The Mercedes-Benz SLK takes Mercedes' concept of a small 2-seat roadster to a new level, offering high-level performance and a great selection of technological features. All this works together to give the car an excellent overall balance of comfort and performance, and for the end-user, it's arguably a more rounded daily driver than the Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche Boxster or BMW Z4 roadster. Priced around $55k, it has many of the same styling cues and a similar look to the much more expensive SLS AMG coupe.

Model Highlights

The Mercedes-Benz SLK features styling cues now familiar across the Mercedes-Benz line--this car looks much like the SLS AMG up front, which means it also looks much like the SLs of Mercedes' past. Three versions are offered for 2015: the base-level SLK250, the higher-performance SLK350 and the top of the line SLK55 AMG.

The SLK250 has a direct-injected 201-horsepower turbocharged 1.8L 4-cylinder. The SLK350 has a 3.5L V6, also direct-injected, which makes 302 horsepower. The SLK250 can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic with paddle shifters, while the SLK350 can only be had in automatic form.

The AMG SLK55 comes with a 5.5L V8 engine making 415 horsepower. With this massive engine, the SLK55 is capable of hitting 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, giving it the performance to match some of the fastest cars on the road. Unique body work and wheels set the AMG apart from lesser SLK models, while an optional handling package further increases driving excitement. The AMG SLK55 is only available with a 7-speed automatic.

Mercedes' Direct Steer is included with the SLK package, and consists of a variable-ratio steering rack that gets tighter as the driver turns from center. Mercedes' Dynamic Handling Package is also available as a special-order item, which features adjustable suspension settings and uses torque vectoring brakes to help steer the car in tight corners.

Standard safety equipment includes Mercedes' Attention Assist, which monitors the driver and provides an alert if he or she is showing signs of falling asleep at the wheel. Anti-lock brakes, traction control and anti-skid are also standard. An optional Pre-Safe Brake system can apply the brakes automatically if the car detects an imminent front-end collision. Reinforced structures improve crash test performance and a host of airbags, including a headbag, help further protect both driver and passenger in the event of a collision.

The standard convertible roof comes standard with a transparent glass panel, and can be lowered automatically in about 20 seconds, but the vehicle must be at rest. Available MAGIC SKY can be electronically tinted by the driver at the touch of a button. AIRSCARF continues to be available which uses a stream of warm air around the driver's and passenger's necks to help promote top-down driving, even when the weather isn't warm. An optional AIRGUIDE wind deflector mounts to the SLK's rollbars, which helps to limit wind buffeting. Each can be adjusted independently.

Model News

For 2015, the SLK320 gets the more aggressive body found on the SLK55 AMG. The SLK55 AMG meanwhile, gets active bi-xenon headlights as standard.

Pricing

To get up to date 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class values, we highly recommend you evaluate and compare the Retail, Private Party, and/or Trade-In Values from the following reputable market pricing providers:

Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Palladium Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (792)

  • Sahara Beige
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Sahara Beige
  • Two-Tone Brown/Black
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Black
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Iridium Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (775)

  • Sahara Beige
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Sahara Beige
  • Two-Tone Brown/Black
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Black
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Polar White

Manufacturers Code: (149)

  • Sahara Beige
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Sahara Beige
  • Two-Tone Brown/Black
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Black
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Indium Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (963)

  • Sahara Beige
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Sahara Beige
  • Two-Tone Brown/Black
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Black
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Cardinal Red Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (996)

  • Sahara Beige
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Sahara Beige
  • Two-Tone Brown/Black
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Black
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Steel Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (755)

  • Sahara Beige
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Sahara Beige
  • Two-Tone Brown/Black
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Black
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Diamond White Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (799)

  • Sahara Beige
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Sahara Beige
  • Two-Tone Brown/Black
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Black
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Diamond Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (988)

  • Sahara Beige
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Sahara Beige
  • Two-Tone Brown/Black
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Black
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Black

Manufacturers Code: (040)

  • Sahara Beige
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Sahara Beige
  • Two-Tone Brown/Black
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Black
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Mars Red

Manufacturers Code: (590)

  • Sahara Beige
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Sahara Beige
  • Two-Tone Brown/Black
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Black
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Obsidian Black Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (197)

  • Sahara Beige
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Sahara Beige
  • Two-Tone Brown/Black
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Black
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Lunar Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (890)

  • Sahara Beige
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Sahara Beige
  • Two-Tone Brown/Black
  • Black
  • Ash/Black
  • Black
  • Bengal Red/Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score6.0
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationTwo-Seaters

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.37
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.82
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.42
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.27
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy32 MPG
Cruising Range - City407.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City22 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined26 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy592.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement1.8 L/110
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM201 @ 5500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM229 @ 2000
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity2
Passenger Volume48.8 ft³
Front Head Room39.1 in
Front Leg Room42.5 in
Front Shoulder Room52.2 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head RoomN/A
Second Leg RoomN/A
Second Shoulder RoomN/A
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase95.7 in
Length, Overall162.8 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors71.5 in
Height, Overall51.2 in
Track Width, Front61.4 in
Track Width, Rear61.6 in
Min Ground ClearanceN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume6.4 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3241 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP225/45YR17
Rear Tire SizeP245/40YR17
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size17 X 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size17 X 8.5 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb34.5 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake TypeN/A
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.7 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.8 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx18.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Corrosion:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V439000

Mfg's Report Date:
JUN 14, 2016

Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
100

Summary:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 SLK300, SLK350, SL400, SL550, and SL63 AMG vehicles manufactured from June 29, 2015, through July 13, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with low-beam headlights that may have been aimed incorrectly during vehicle production. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Consequence:
Improperly adjusted low-beam headlights may reduce the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary adjust the headlamps, free of charge. The recall began on July 22, 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Dates of Manufacture:
JUN 28, 2015 to JUL 12, 2015
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
17V308000

Mfg's Report Date:
MAY 08, 2017

Component:
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
5818

Summary:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2015 SLK 250, 2016 SLK 350, 2016-2017 SLC 300, and 2017 SLC 43 AMG vehicles. In these vehicles, the electronic stability control (ESC) system software may incorrectly keep the brakes slightly applied.

Consequence:
If brake pads are constantly applied over long periods of driving, the brake components may heat up, affecting braking performance and increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the dragging brakes may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

Remedy:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the ESC system, free of charge. The recall began June 9, 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Dates of Manufacture:
MAR 08, 2015 to FEB 02, 2017


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