The Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY
November 23, 2011
The diesel engine has come a long way since Mercedes-Benz introduced the world’s very first diesel car back in 1936. So much so, that 75 years on, we’re proud to launch our new SLK 250 CDI – the first ever Mercedes-Benz Roadster powered by a diesel engine.
Combining light-footed sportiness with supreme comfort, the SLK 250 CDI hits 62 mph in 6.7 seconds and achieves a top speed of 151 mph – all thanks to its twin-turbo 2.1 litre diesel engine which delivers 204 hp and packs a healthy 500 Nm of torque, making this the most powerful diesel model in its segment.
Added to exemplary environmental credentials, such as ECO start/stop as standard, a combined fuel consumption of 56.5 mpg and CO2 emissions of just 132 g/km – the diesel SLK possesses the power of a sports car, but boasts the efficiency of a small family car.
Equipped with the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission, this stunning two-seater Roadster is available with three different suspension systems and alternative versions of the hallmark vario-roof, including the panoramic option with Magic Sky Control which changes dark glass to transparent at the touch of a button.
There is little doubt that the SLK 250 CDI, at the pinnacle of its sector, represents a whole new definition of diesel vehicle, ushering an era that both challenges our preconceptions and begs the ultimate question – where will it take us next?
Mercedes-Benz has always been at the forefront of technological innovations in the automobile industry and the SLK 250 CDI is no exception – the first ever Mercedes-Benz diesel powered Roadster is redefining our preconceptions of diesel cars.
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