|EPA Est. MPG||20|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Passenger Volume||58.6 cu ft|
|Curb Weight||3208 lbs|
So you've got yourself a dilemma. You're in the market for a high-end roadster, but your country club's parking lot is so full of Boxsters and 911 Cabriolets, it makes you wonder if Porsche owns the place. Not that you'd really consider those cars anyway -- they're soft-top only, and besides, they sound like lawnmowers. But what should you buy instead? Here's an unconventional answer: a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG.
Why unconventional? For one thing, the SLK55 is stuck with an automatic transmission. Not an automated-clutch manual, mind you, but an old-fashioned slushbox that doesn't even blip the throttle on downshifts. Most competitors offer stick shifts, and Porsche's new dual-clutch PDK tranny punts the Benz's slow-witted seven-speed into the Schwartzwald. Furthermore, Mercedes isn't exactly renowned for making world-class sports cars, though this AMG drop top does corner athletically when you give it the crop.
But the SLK55 has more than just a slick retractable hardtop to lord over its Porsche compatriots. In a deliciously vulgar rejection of the "less is more" approach, Mercedes has gone and wedged a gigantic hand-built 5.4-liter V8 under this Miata-sized hooligan's hood. That's the same displacement as the top-of-the-line V8 in Ford's F-150 full-size pickup; what's more, the F-150 would actually benefit from an engine swap, as the SLK55's mill makes 45 more horsepower and 11 more pound-feet of torque. In other words, this is one bad little Benz. Put your foot down at any speed and the SLK55 hurtles forward like a runaway locomotive, quad exhaust tips belting out an intoxicating eight-cylinder symphony.
When you're not feeling felonious, the SLK55 makes for a surprisingly civilized companion, boasting well-shaped seats, a tolerably firm ride and a refined top-up demeanor marred only by intrusive road noise over coarse surfaces. It's an adroit double act that recalls the SLK55's big brother, the SL63, which costs twice as much. The SLK55 still doesn't come cheap, but our nicely optioned tester's $72,545 sticker isn't entirely unreasonable for a wickedly fast V8-powered luxury roadster. Lackluster transmission notwithstanding, we strongly recommend asking the Lord to buy you this Mercedes-Benz.
What's a good price on a used 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class ?
Save up to $0 on one of 4 used 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Classs for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $14490 as of Apr 24, 2018, based on data from 4 dealers and 2 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 5 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class trim styles:
The used 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 is priced around $17195 with average odometer reading of 71746 miles.
The used 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK300 is priced around $14998 with average odometer reading of 68976 miles.
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What options are available on the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class?
Available Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2009 Submodel Types: Convertible, SLK55 AMG
Available Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2009 Trims: SLK 250, SLK250, SLK 350, SLK280, SLK55 AMG, SLK 300, SLK230 Kompressor, SLK230, SLK300, SLK350, SLK320
Exterior Colors: Polar White, Iridium Silver Metallic, Arctic White, Bahama Blue Metallic, Black, Diamond Silver Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic , Magma Red, Palladium Silver Metallic, Steel Grey Metallic, designo Diamond White Metallic, Alabaster White, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Capri Blue Metallic, Cardinal Red Metallic, Diamond White Metallic, Firemist Red Metallic, Mars Red, Obsidian Black Metallic, Pewter Metallic, Selenite Grey Metallic, designo Graphite Metallic
Interior Colors: Black leatherette, Sahara Beige leatherette, Sahara Beige leather, Bengal Red/Black premium leather, Ash/Black leatherette, Black, Black leather, Ash, Beige leather, Bi-Color Brown premium leather, Black premium leather, Copper/Charcoal, Red, Red leather, Sienna Beige
Popular Features: Power Driver Seat, Automatic Emergency Braking, Aux Audio Inputs, Electronic Folding Mirrors, USB Inputs, Heated seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Navigation, Upgraded Stereo, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Headlights, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Bluetooth, Leather Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Blind Spot Monitoring, Parking sensors, Hardtop
Engine/Mechanics: 4, 6, 8 cylinders
Transmission: MANUAL, AUTOMATIC
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (required), regular unleaded
Drivetrains: rear wheel drive
Used 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Overview
The used 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is offered in the following submodels: Convertible, SLK55 AMG. Available styles include SLK300 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M), SLK350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A), and SLK55 AMG 2dr Convertible (5.4L 8cyl 7A). Pre-owned SLK-Class models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2009 SLK-Class comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, 7-speed shiftable automatic.