A diesel engine has recently been added to Mercedes-Benz’s sporty SLK Roadster range. Orders for the new SLK 250 CDI will be taken by the automaker starting on September 13. The model retails for EUR41,828.50 (inclusive of VAT). The new Mercedes SLK 250 CDI retains the twin exhaust system and looks exactly the same as the petrol models.
The four-cylinder diesel engine with a displacement of 2143 cc delivers 204hp and 500 newton metres of torque. This is the same output level as a petrol engine but with twice the displacement that it would typically produce.
This engine is coupled to a standard 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission. By the second quarter of 2012, a six-speed manual transmission is expected to follow. The car is capable of going from a standstill to 100km/h in 6.7 seconds and from 80 to 120 km/h in only 4.3 seconds.
It can hit a top speed of 243 km/h. The SLK 250 CDI has a fuel economy rating of 4.9 l/100km, while it has CO2 emissions of just 128 g/km. The SLK 250 CDI is offered with a choice of three versions of the vario-roof, one of which is the panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL.
At a single click on a button, the glass roof can be switched from dark to transparent. Three suspension versions are offered, namely: a conventional steel suspension, a sports suspension with a stiffer spring and damper setup or a suspension with an electronically controlled, fully automatic damping system. This system is actually included in the Dynamic Handling package, which features the Direct-Steer system and the Torque Vectoring Brake.
The Mercedes Benz SLK250 CDI diesel variant is just as exciting as the way it looks. Thanks to its highly sophisticated diesel engine, the SLK250 CDI offers an impressively smooth driving, fuel economy and powerful output.
The engine is equipped with 2-stage turbocharging technology along with highly efficient 4th generation common-rail injection timing, for better combustion. Meanwhile, the common rail system’s pressure bar is up to 2000 for a cleaner, more powerful fuel performance.
Travel from A to Z with the Twin-Turbo diesel’s amazingly low fuel consumption. The very comfy sports seats and superior suspensions bring luxury, comfort and convenience to all the passengers. But that’s not all. The same variant has the most spacious compartment in the entire segment, since it is designed for the longest out-of-town road trips ever imagined.
On the other hand, the Vario roof technology comes in three different versions. The most remarkable among the three is the panoramic glass roof with Magic Sky Control system. The sunroof automatically transitions from clear to dark (or reverse) with just a tap.
For the suspension, there’s a choice between the fully automatic damping system and the electronically controlled one, aside from the sports version and the conventional steel suspension system. The sport suspension is part of the Mercedes Benz SLK’s dynamic Handling bundle that goes well with its Torque Vectoring Brake and Direct-Steer technology.
High end driving has clearly changed over the years. In other words, this extraordinary variant has the same sporty feel and stunning design of a Mercedes Benz SLK series but with the CDI 250 diesel, it’s so much better. That’s basically since the diesel engine has earned its own reputation when it comes to fuel economy. Therefore, the SLK250 CDI is more practical for everyday use while not putting the driving performance on the backseat.