2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Road Test Specs

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible

(3.5L V6 7-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 SLK-Class 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
Vehicle TypeRWD 2dr 2-passenger Convertible
Estimated MSRP$55,250
Assembly locationSindelfingen, Germany


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated direct-injected 60-degree V6, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,498/218
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake- and exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)12.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)302 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)273 @ 3,500-5,250
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSeven-speed automatic, console shifter with steering-wheel paddle shifters
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.38, II = 2.86, III = 1.92, IV = 1.37, V = 1.00, VI = 0.82, VII = 0.73, R = 3.42 (2.23 in Comfort mode)
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.07


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, driver-adjustable two-mode variable dampers, lateral links, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, driver-adjustable two-mode variable dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeHydraulic-assist, variable-ratio, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)14.5-10.1
Tire make and modelContinental ContiSportContact 5
Tire typeSummer
Tire size, rear225/40R18
Tire size245/35R18
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front13.5-by-1.3-inch ventilated disc with two-piston sliding caliper
Brakes, rear11.8-by-0.4-inch ventilated disc with single-piston sliding caliper

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)5.4

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)20 city/29 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.9

Audio and Advanced Technology

iPod/digital media compatibilityAM/FM/CD stereo with USB input, Bluetooth audio streaming and eight speakers
Satellite radioOptional
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Optional 10GB hard drive
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional, hard-drive-based, traffic updates
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard
Smart entry/StartOptional
Parking aidsOptional sonar with on-screen guidance
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringStandard driver drowsiness detection/warning system

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,397
Length (in.)162.8
Width (in.)71.3
Height (in.)51.2
Wheelbase (in.)95.7
Track, front (in.)61.4
Track, rear (in.)61.8
Turning circle (ft.)34.5
Legroom, front (in.)Not yet published
Headroom, front (in.)38.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)52.2
Seating capacity2
Trunk volume (cu-ft)10.1
Trunk volume, top down (cu-ft)6.4
Convertible top materialSteel with magnesium frame, optional panoramic glass roof panel, glass rear window with defroster
Operation typePower-operated top and latches, includes global window operation with integral tonneau cover


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion4 years/50,000 miles
Roadside assistanceUnlimited years and mileage
Free scheduled maintenanceFirst 3,000 miles

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