Specifications for the Mercedes SLK 230

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Engineered and manufactured by Germany's Mercedes-Benz motor vehicle company, the SLK is a two-passenger convertible sports car. Unlike other convertibles, however, the SLK designers skipped the traditional soft-top for a retractable hard top with fully automated push-button controls. The SLK was first produced in 1998, with the final models coming out in 2004. Though multiple models were produced, specifications vary only slightly from year to year. Those listed below cover the final model year.

Weight and Dimensions

Curb weight for the SLK is 1357 Kilogram. The length of the vehicle is 157.3 inches, with a width of 67.5 inches and a height of 50.7 inches. Wheelbase is 94.5 inches.


Engine features vary slightly between the standard SLK320 and the SLK320 AMG model. The standard model has a 3.2-litre V6 engine with 215 horsepower and 229 foot-pounds of torque. The AMG model is equipped with a 3.2-litre V6 engine with overdrive, delivering 349 horsepower and 332 foot-pounds of torque. Fuel economy for the standard model is estimated at 20 miles per gallon for city driving and 26 for highway driving. The AMG fuel economy is rated at 17 miles per gallon in the city and 22 on the highway. Both models have a 15.9-gallon fuel tank.


Standard to all SLK models are air conditioning, leather seats, power seats, power windows, power door locks, radio/cassette players and driver, passenger and side airbags.

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