2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Road Test Specs

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible

(3.5L V6 6-speed Manual)


Model year2005
Base MSRP$45,500
As-tested MSRP$50,150


Drive typeRWD
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)268 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)258 @ 2,400
Transmission type6-speed manual


Suspension, frontIndependent w/ stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent w/ stabilizer bar
Steering typePower rack and pinion
Tire size, front225/45ZR17
Tire size, rear225/45ZR17
Brakes, front4-wheel disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.13
0-60 mph (sec.)6.32
0-75 mph (sec.)8.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.68 @ 99.44
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28.60
60-0 mph (ft.)114.68
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.7
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)34.5
Sound level @ idle (dB)Low
@ Full throttle (dB)77
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)73

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Braking ratingExcellent
Handling ratingVery Good

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)Not tested
Temperature (°F)Not tested
Wind (mph, direction)Not tested

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 City / 25 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)22.3

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3231
Length (in.)160.7
Width (in.)70.4
Height (in.)51.1
Wheelbase (in.)95.7
Legroom, front (in.)42.5
Legroom, rear (in.)N/A
Headroom, front (in.)37.9
Headroom, rear (in.)N/A
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)10 cu. ft.
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)10 cu. ft.


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion4 years / 50,000 miles
Roadside assistanceLifetime
Free scheduled maintenanceN/A


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsN/A
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Emergency assistance systemStandard
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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