Base SLK280 2dr Roadster
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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Engine Engine 3.0LV-6
MPG MPG 19 City / 27 Hwy
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2006 SLK-Class Overview

The Mercedes-Benz SLK was clearly created for people who have succeeded in life, acquired a significant chunk of disposable income, and are seeking to recapture the thrill of youth.Nothing wrong with that, and the current SLK delivers as advertised.This has always been a good-looking little roadster that's easy to live with, with Mercedes cachet and a stowaway hard top that turns the car into a closed coupe with the touch of a button.In its original iteration, the SLK didn't entirely live up to its image.It was a pretty little boulevard cruiser more than a true sports car.

For 2005, the SLK was thoroughly redesigned with a new, more powerful engine and a retuned suspension (not to mention aggressive new styling).With its 268-hp, 3.5-liter V6, the SLK350 now performs on much better terms with rockets such as the Honda S2000 and Nissan 350Z.

For 2006, Mercedes broadens the SLK's appeal with the introduction of the SLK280, a less expensive model powered by a 228-hp, 3.0-liter version of the V6.It's just right for buyers seeking the pleasure of open motoring and the luxury of a Mercedes without the higher cost of the more powerful engine.The new SLK280 complements the SLK350 and super high-performance, 355-hp SLK 55 AMG.

The roadster boom of the mid-1990s created a host of cars in this class, covering a broad range of prices.Machines such as the Mazda Miata, Audi TT, and BMW Z4 have their own strengths and unique appeal.Within that mix, the Mercedes SLK-class is better than ever, with more choices, and all the cachet that goes with the three-pointed star.Whether the preference is show or go, the SLK is worth a look.
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2006 SLK-Class Overview

The Mercedes-Benz SLK was clearly created for people who have succeeded in life, acquired a significant chunk of disposable income, and are seeking to recapture the thrill of youth.Nothing wrong with that, and the current SLK delivers as advertised.This has always been a good-looking little roadster that's easy to live with, with Mercedes cachet and a stowaway hard top that turns the car into a closed coupe with the touch of a button.In its original iteration, the SLK didn't entirely live up to its image.It was a pretty little boulevard cruiser more than a true sports car.

For 2005, the SLK was thoroughly redesigned with a new, more powerful engine and a retuned suspension (not to mention aggressive new styling).With its 268-hp, 3.5-liter V6, the SLK350 now performs on much better terms with rockets such as the Honda S2000 and Nissan 350Z.

For 2006, Mercedes broadens the SLK's appeal with the introduction of the SLK280, a less expensive model powered by a 228-hp, 3.0-liter version of the V6.It's just right for buyers seeking the pleasure of open motoring and the luxury of a Mercedes without the higher cost of the more powerful engine.The new SLK280 complements the SLK350 and super high-performance, 355-hp SLK 55 AMG.

The roadster boom of the mid-1990s created a host of cars in this class, covering a broad range of prices.Machines such as the Mazda Miata, Audi TT, and BMW Z4 have their own strengths and unique appeal.Within that mix, the Mercedes SLK-class is better than ever, with more choices, and all the cachet that goes with the three-pointed star.Whether the preference is show or go, the SLK is worth a look.Hide Full Review