Being economical does not mean
compromising on fun.
The SLK 250 CDI combines sports car performance
with small car consumption.
CO2 emissions (combined): 132-124 g/km*
A sustainable character.
Powerful diesel engines have a long tradition at Mercedes-Benz. The new SLK 250 CDI is continuing this tradition by proving to impressive effect that diesel engines and sports cars are not mutually exclusive. The four-cylinder diesel engine in the Roadster produces 150 kW (204 hp) and gives the two-seater exceptional sportiness.
Thanks to its enormous torque of 500 Nm, it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, and ensures effortlessly superior driving pleasure not only on winding rural roads but also on long motorway stretches.
At the same time, with a diesel consumption of 4.9 litres, the SLK 250 CDI is the most economical and also the most environmentally-friendly Roadster in its class.
In addition to top marks when it comes to efficient sustainability, it also combines the typically sporty SLK character with high-quality appointments and excellent levels of comfort.
The most powerful diesel powerplant in its class.
The most powerful diesel powerplant in its class propels the Roadster to maximum levels of sporty performance. Besides impressive acceleration from a standstill, the SLK 250 CDI also boasts the best figures in its class in terms of flexibility. The modern engine in the SLK 250 CDI benefits from some innovative technologies, including two-stage turbocharging, the latest generation common-rail technology and the ECO start/stop system, which is fitted as standard to all SLK models.
The low consumption and impressive smoothness for a diesel unit make the SLK 250 CDI a car with superior long-distance qualities. Anyone wishing to do so could drive it non-stop from the North Sea all the way to the Mediterranean – to top up on sunshine there with the roof down.
An open-air experience whatever the weather.
But even with the top down, the SLK 250 CDI provides a very special kind of driving experience. Three different versions of the vario-roof are available – one of them the panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL. This roof can be switched from light to dark at the touch of a button. It can be either almost completely see-though, providing an open-air driving experience even in cold weather; or darkened to cast a welcome shadow, preventing the intense heat of the sun from warming up the interior. Different versions of the suspension are also available: the electronically controlled, fully automatic damping system in particular provides for agile, easy-to-control handling.
It forms part of the optional Dynamic Handling package, which also includes the Direct-Steer system and the Torque Vectoring Brake developed by Mercedes-Benz. The SLK 250 CDI combines light-footed driving dynamics with long-distance comfort, a striking sports car design with absolute suitability for everyday use, and top performance with exemplary ecology. In the end, being economical doesn't have to mean compromising on fun.