The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class R172 is a premium roadster vehicle that took the world by storm when the German car manufacturer presented it to the public in 2011. Known for its high performance and luxury finishes, the SLK 250 Blueefficiency MT remained in production until 2020. This sleek two-door, two seater, with a convertible body style, offered car enthusiasts a perfect blend of sportiness and elegance.
Living under its hood, rests a powerful gasoline engine with direct injection, including four inline cylinders, each packed with four valves, delivering a remarkable turbo boost. The engine parameters are capped at 3.198 in cylinder bore and 3.315 mm stroke cycle. Delivering a solid output of 204 horsepower at 5500 rpm, this engine asserts its formidable character. The maximum torque turnover occurs at 4300 rpm, ensuring that the car responds energetically to the driver’s commands. Further enhancing performance, a rear wheel drive mechanism and a 6-speed manual transmission give the driver confident control and an engaging drive experience.
The SLK 250 Blueefficiency MT boasts a top speed of 152 mph and an acceleration capability of 0 to 60 mph in a mere 10 seconds. Fuel efficiency is also given importance with a fuel grade of 95 and a fuel tank capacity of 16 gallons. Another outstanding feature is the independent, multi-wishbone back suspension system providing excellent stability and responsiveness to the car. The result is a car that is not only exciting to drive, but also luxurious, comfortable, and safe. And thus, the Mercedes SLK-Class R172, from 2011 to 2020, had redefined Roadster living for a whole generation of drivers.