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Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 5300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

  • Now available with a V6 and a six-speed, the already likeable SLK becomes downright loveable.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Retractable hardtop, stable and secure handling, quiet and composed highway ride.

  • Cons

    Large blind spot with top up, lack of steering feedback, competitors offer more performance for less money.

  • What's New for 2001

    A new V6-powered SLK320 joins the lineup while the SLK230 gets more power and a $2,100 price reduction. Both versions get a new six-speed…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (22 total reviews)


Fun but has a dangerous

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)

Fun car to drive, very fast and sturdy. Reliable until my wife spilled a drink on gear shifter under cup holders, transmission locked up. Luckily she was in the driveway. Have read of people doing this @ 65mph and the car automatically skidding to a halt! That could kill someone! How does Mercedes not have to recall that and waterproof the PC board for the shifter? Right this second trying to dry it out so it will run again, hopefully without needing a new $700 PC board. BTW, removing/connecting battery cable requires a code to activate your radio again or you drive in silence: call the dealer for code.




Awesome car great performance for

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)

Owned for about 6 months now. love to drive it, especially with the top down. bought with 180,000 miles on it, but it runs great and had it inspected privately; everything is in tip top shape for how many miles are on it. those Germans know how to make a quality car. the top squeaks a little when going over bumps - to be expected, minimal road noise for a convertible. tiptronic transmission shifts smoothly. plenty of interior features, very luxurious. if you buy a mbz, you need to take it to a dealership for service, or at least make sure you use strictly mbz parts, and approved fluids.




Great car fun to drive

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)

This has been a very reliable car. Very comfortable on trips with good lumbar support and excellent gas mileage. Actually got 33 mpg on one trip! Problems have been minor except for the catalytic converter, which was replaced under warranty by the dealer. This car has 80,000 miles on it and it will still get up and go and will stop on a dime!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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Full 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review

What's New for 2001

A new V6-powered SLK320 joins the lineup while the SLK230 gets more power and a $2,100 price reduction. Both versions get a new six-speed manual tranny in addition to the five-speed automatic that's been available since the car's introduction, and all models benefit from a revised interior and exterior.

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