Resale: $31,879
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2011 Mercedes SLK-Class SLK 300

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review

(3 Stars)  Big-car style, big-car handling

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The Mercedes SLK. Perhaps an SL for the masses as it shares many of the same design cues as it much bigger brother, but in a more manageable size and much more manageable price tag. Introduced in 1997 to compete in the small roadster segment, it was originally less competent as a sports car than its looks promised. It did have the honor of being the first modern car to utilize a power folding hard top and it was beloved by customers. After a redesign in 2004 and a small refresh in 2009, the current SLK is the small sports roadster it has always intended to be.

There are several available levels of trim in the SLK class. The SLK300 makes a 228 HP from its 3.0 liter V-6. And can be mated to a 6 speed manual or a seven speed automatic. The SLK350 is only available with the automatic, but makes 300 HP from its 3.5 liter V-6 engine. The top model in this line is the SLK55 AMG that pairs the automatic transmission with a 5.4 liter V-8, good for 355 HP.

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2011 SLK 300 Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.0L V 6 DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 17 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, 20 MPG combined and 370 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 228 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 221 ft lb of torque @ 2,500 rpm

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'11 Mercedes SLK 300 Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Cargo Net
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Knee Air Bag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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