(4.8) 12 reviews
MSRP: $3,903$11,843
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 22-24
Engine: 215-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Our Take on the 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Our Take

Months before the 2001 model year actually began, a V-6 engine became available in Mercedes-Benz’s rear-drive two-seat roadster, which is fitted with a retractable steel hardtop. Several styling changes also can be seen on the SLK series, which remains available with a supercharged four-cyl... Read Full Report


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Ah, at last. Mercedes-Benz's SLK roadster has finally arrived. This is my fourth turn in the wedgy little two-seater with the folding steel top. But this is the first one that I can say without reservation has the equipment and performance to qualify as a bona fide sports car. And all it took was an extra-fine V-6 and a slick-shifting, six-speed transmission. The first three SLK models ... Read full review for the 2001 Mercedes Benz SLK Class

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Reliable and fun

by JC from Ashburn, Va on November 7, 2011

Voted one of the top 25 most reliable autos sold in the US in the past 25 years. Designed by Bruno Sacco at M.Benz and has evolved into a work of art. I get 28 MPG around town and some repairs are che... Read Full Review

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A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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