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Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK

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Combined Fuel Economy
28 MPG
KBB.com Expert Rating
3.7 
KBB.com Consumer Rating
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Pros

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK combines the dual pleasures of a hardtop 2-seat coupe and a premium luxury roadster. Either way, it coddles you around town, offers a premium driving experience you expect from Mercedes-Benz, and looks great doing it.

Cons

If you're tall enough for people to assume you're great at basketball, you're going to find the Mercedes-Benz SLK a tight fit. A 4-seat convertible may suit you better, like the Audi A5/S5 or the new C-Class convertible. Enthusiast drivers will gravitate to the BMW Z4 or the Porsche Boxster.

What's New For 2016

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class gets a new engine and model designation to go with it. A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder backed by a new 9-speed automatic transmission now anchors the bottom of the line in the new SLK300. Option packages are simplified, and the manual transmission for the now-defunct SLK250 disappears.

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Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Expert Review

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class has the best kind of split personality. At first it's a secure, cozy coupe, but with the push of a button, it's a fun-loving open-air roadster thanks to the hardtop convertible top. Like the BMW Z4, its transformer-like ability isn't just a neat parlor trick, it actually adds a dose of practicality to the SLK. This year, the 2016 SLK300 takes the place of last year's SLK250, with a more powerful engine and new 9-speed automatic transmission. But unless you're choosing the 415-horsepower AMG SLK55, the Mercedes-Benz SLK skews more toward plusher ride compared to rivals like the Z4, the Audi TT and the Porsche Boxster. And of course, fundamental to SLK luxury roadsters are the prestige and pampering inherent in Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

Driving the Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK

We're fans of the new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder now available in the 2016 SLK300, having sampled it in vehicles like the new C-Class sedan and GLC-Class luxury SUV. Smooth and powerful, with excellent power delivery, you'll swear it puts out more than its rated 241 horsepower, and it's a fitting choice for the SLK-Class. However, the V6 in the SLK350 and of course the V8 in the AMG SLK55 both hold a significant edge in acceleration, especially the 5.5-liter V8 in the AMG version. Around town the SLK is commendable, offering up a comfortable but appropriately sporty ride. Head to your favorite canyon road and you might find the SLK lacking, especially if you've driven a BMW Z4 or Porsche Boxster. However, put the top down, turn the music up, and cruise down the coast, and you'll find the SLK a more than admirable companion.

Favorite Features

RETRACTABLE HARDTOP
The SLK-Class didn't invent the retractable hardtop, but it made it mainstream when the roadster debuted in 1998. It's easy to see why the technology became commonplace: In less than 20 seconds, the SLK can transform from buttoned-down coupe to sun-seeking convertible.

AIRSCARF & AIR GUIDES
Even convertible die-hards get cold, so to make the SLK-Class as all-weather as possible, Mercedes-Benz engineers developed adjustable Air Guide draft deflectors on each rollbar and the Airscarf system, which delivers warm air to your neck from an outlet in the headrest.

Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Interior

The emphasis on luxury instead of sport in the 2016 SLK pays off in comfort and convenience. The seats are a pleasurable place to be, whether they're covered in MB-Tex faux leather or the real thing. The audio and climate controls are easily accessed and easy to use, and they operate with the satisfying tactile quality you expect in a premium car. The top features a panorama roof, so even when it's up you have a view of the sky. Opt for the very cool (but goofy-sounding) Magic Sky Control feature and you can adjust the depth of tint.

Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Exterior

The 2016 SLK-Class boasts the classic long-hood/short-trunk profile that defines a roadster. Top up, it looks like a luxurious coupe, and you might even be hard-pressed to tell that the top goes down at all. Yet press the button and it retracts in 20 seconds, giving you the open-air thrills you long for. It's small too, just a few inches longer than a Mazda Miata, making it easy to maneuver around town and in tight parking places. The AMG SLK55 model uses tinted headlight housings, quad exhaust outlets and a small rear spoiler to up the visual adrenaline.

Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Standard Features

Along with the new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and 9-speed automatic transmission, the base 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK300 also comes with a 5.8-inch infotainment display, an 8-speaker audio system with a USB port and Bluetooth streaming, auto-dimming mirrors and 8-way-power seats. That retractable roof also features a standard panoramic glass panel. There's an Eco mode that includes automatic start/stop to help save a few drops of fuel at stoplights, and an attention-assist feature that monitors the driver for drowsiness. Other safety features include active head restraints, along with plenty of airbags and stability control.

Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Options

Beyond opting for V6 or V8 engines, options are mostly divided into groups, and even those are simplified for the 2016 model year. The Premium 1 package adds the Airscarf, heated seats, keyless ignition and entry, and remote hardtop operation, plus an upgraded audio system. A Premium 2 package adds active high beams, brighter headlights, navigation, dual-zone climate control, and more. The Premium 3 package includes active cruise control and lane-keeping assist, parking assist and an adaptive suspension. Stand-alone options include the Magic Sky Control roof, and if you want extreme customization, there's the Designo exterior and interior trim.

Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Engine

The new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder in the new SLK300 puts out 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, routing it to the rear wheels through a new 9-speed automatic transmission. That puts it on par with the base powerplant in the BMW Z4, which makes 240 horsepower. The V6-powered SLK350 has 302 horsepower, netting it a solid 0-60-mph time of about 5.4 seconds. Not enough? Then check out the AMG SLK55, with its 5.5-liter V8 engine putting out 415 horsepower, enough to get it to 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds. Both the SLK350 and AMG SLK55 use a 7-speed automatic, and all SLK models feature an Eco start/stop to save a little fuel at stoplights. All SLK roadsters are rear-wheel drive and drink 91-octane gasoline.

2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
241 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
273 lb-ft of torque @ 1,300-4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 25/32 mpg

3.5-liter V6
302 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
273 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500-5,250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/29 mpg

5.5-liter V8
415 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm
398 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/28 mpg

 

 

 

How Much Does the Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Cost?

For 2016, the Mercedes-Benz SLK300 comes with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) just under $48,000, including the $925 destination charge. That's not bad, but options quickly up the price. For example, if you want any color besides black, white or red, you're paying at least an extra $720 for the privilege. The SLK 350 starts at a little more than $60,000, while the AMG SLK55 is more than $73,500. Despite this, at the low end the SLK actually undercuts the more powerful BMW Z4 by a couple thousand dollars, with the margin even wider between the Benz and Porsche Boxster. Before buying, be sure to check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others are paying for their new Mercedes roadster. The 2016 SLK's resale value is expected to be good. Four-cylinder variants are predicted to best hold their value but still match the Porsche Boxster.

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Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Consumer Reviews

4.6 

Overall Rating

5 star

80%

4 star

10%

3 star

0%

2 star

10%

1 star

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Value
4.4 
Performance
4.6 
Quality
4.6 
Comfort
4.4 
Reliability
4.9 
Styling
4.9 

Bluegrasskat
05/11/2019
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

"Worst car I have ever owned"

Looks awesome
Major parts failed, rough ride, uncomfortable
My retractible roof failed at 26k miles and had to be replaced. It cost $7000 and totally changed the look of the car. The car is extremely cool to look at but rides like a tank and is very uncomfortable after about an hour of being in it. Also, the 250 engine is very unresponsive. And for the record, MB does not back its premium vehicles. A car like this should have never needed a major part (the roof) replaced at 26k miles. I am disappointed and broke after owning this car for just one year.
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AWilk
10/22/2018
2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG SLC

"Most underrated car EVER"

Does everything well except...
Probably not good in the snow.
With matte paint, a strong engine, and daily driving availability - super underrated. Drives in hard rain - check. Has all the useful tech - check. High quality interior - check. ...and it goes. Not like a race car fast for a track that no one ever goes to, but a car that goes fast, turns great, sits in traffic, goes shopping, out to dinner, and drops it's top - on the street
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Gayle
05/25/2018
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC

"This is a great little car."

fun to drive
none
This car has a more comfortable ride than my C class. Powerful, stylish and fun to drive. Great acceleration. Trunk holds all the groceries, which was a surprise (with the top up). I am 5ft 7inches tall, and would not recommend this car for someone much taller however. Great features, such as folding side mirrors, making it easier to park two cars in our garage. A really cute little car.
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Spot
05/16/2018
2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK

"Completely Happy"

Fun, Sporty, Smart
Not for someone over 6 4
The car is a joy to drive with or without the top down. Hardtop is fantastic in creating a quiet ride. Average over 33 mpgs too, which was unexpected.
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Kal
04/20/2018
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

"Best compact luxury roadster"

Dynamic performance, Torque
Wind Noise, Paddle shifting response
I have owned this vehicle for a little less than 6 months, and fell in love with its driving dynamics. Because of its lower center of gravity height and the lower roll center height, The straight line acceleration is very stable as well as the cornering. Though the engine is pretty small (1.8L Inline 4 - 201 HP), the weight ratio (51:49) and the capability to achieve high torque (229 lb-ft) at lower rpms (2000 pm) makes the vehicle accelerate quicker. Also, this car makes an exciting exhaust sound while shifting the gear at higher RPMs. In the initial accelerations you might feel a little turbo-lag, but while you wide open throttle in motion, you get an impressive response. Despite having great aerodynamics, it lacks proper sound proofing. Also, while using the paddle shifts, the transmission wont shift the gear at the rpm you want to shift. Coming to the exteriors and the interiors, this car has got it all. It looks pretty expensive and the interiors are luxurious. I love the red bucket seats in my car, and the sport steering wheel. However, the instrument panel could be little better. Though there are certain changes in the software, the same interior looks are carried over to all its next generation models. This is one of the best vehicle I have ever had.Read Less
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - mbrace
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry
  • Real-Time Traffic Information
  • SD Card Slot
  • USB Port

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD Changer
  • iPod Connector
  • MP3 Player
  • Premium Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio
  • iPod Interface

Seating

  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Dual Power Lumbar Support Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette/Vinyl Seats
  • Memory Driver's Seat
  • Memory Front Seats
  • Power Driver's Lumbar Support Seat
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Interior Ambient Lighting
  • Memory Steering Wheel
  • Remote Control Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 25 mpg
  • EPA Class - Two Seaters
  • EPA Hwy - 32 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 28 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 241 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5550 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.62 inches
  • Torque - 273 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 1300 rpm
  • 0 to 60 - 5.8 seconds

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • Wood Interior Trim

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Heated Mirrors
  • HID Headlights
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - 18"
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P225/45WR17
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Rear Tires / Wheel Size - P245/40WR17
  • Sidewall Description - BSW
  • Tire Type - High Performance
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors
  • Fog Lights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Memory Exterior Mirrors
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof
  • Panorama Moon Roof
  • Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
  • Power Retractable Hard Top
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Spoiler

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 50000 miles
  • Basic Years - 4 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - 50000 miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 4 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 50000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 4 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - Unlimited years

Mechanical

  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - RWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Engine Sub-Type - Turbo
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.0 liter
  • Bore - 3.27 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 9.8
  • Fuel Induction - Direct Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 9 speed
  • Recommended Fuel - Premium
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Eco Assist System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Paddle Shifters
  • Parking Assist System
  • Torque Vectoring

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3208 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity - 18.5 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 37.9 inches
  • Height - 51.1 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 42.5 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 2
  • Overall Length - 161.5 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 52.2 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 2 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - Not Recommended
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 6.5 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 34.5 feet
  • Wheel Base - 95.7 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 70.4 inches
  • Hip Room: Front - 54.6 inches
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Safety

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2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Safety Technology
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Driver Attention Assist Monitor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Knee Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Rear Parking Sensors

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2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Rankings

Horsepower
241 HP
MPG Combined
28 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.6 Rating
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Vehicle
HP
#5
2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK
241 HP

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