2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Mercedes‑Benz SLK‑Class. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • 3.5-liter V-6's performance and gas mileage
  • Comfortable ride
  • Sporty looks
  • Decent trunk space
  • Top-up visibility

The Bad

  • Seat comfort diminishes during long drives
  • Seats limit comfort for tall drivers
  • Cabin not luxurious enough for price
  • Tiny glove box

Notable Features of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

  • Choice of V-6 engines
  • Available seven-speed automatic
  • Retractable-hardtop roadster

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Overview

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Vehicle Overview
Mercedes-Benz's small retractable-hardtop roadster comes with a choice of V-6 engines but no longer comes as a V-8-powered AMG performance model. The SLK55 AMG has been discontinued. Competitors for the SLK-Class include the BMW Z4 and Audi TT.

New for 2011
Only minor changes are in store for the 2011 models, which go on sale in June. The SLK350 rides on new 18-inch split five-spoke wheels, and both the SLK300 and SLK350 come standard with the sport body styling, which includes a revised front air dam, side skirts, a rear apron and a trunk spoiler. Previously, those features were part of the Sport Package. Mercedes' new "mbrace" telematics system is standard, and among new features is the ability to lock and unlock doors remotely through a smartphone.

Exterior
The SLK features an arrow-shaped nose with a long hood, a steeply sloped windshield and taut body lines, and its retractable hardtop goes up or down in 22 seconds.
  • Retractable hardtop
  • Available wind blocker
  • 17- or 18-inch wheels


Interior
The SLK-Class' two-seat cabin has standard leather and simulated suede upholstery.
  • Standard "mbrace" telematics system
  • Available voice-activated air conditioning
  • Standard remote window and roof controls
  • Available 11-speaker Harman Kardon audio system


Under the Hood
The 3.0-liter V-6 in the base SLK300 makes 228 horsepower, while the 3.5-liter V-6 in the SLK350 has 300 hp.
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission on SLK300
  • Seven-speed automatic standard on SLK350 a...
Vehicle Overview
Mercedes-Benz's small retractable-hardtop roadster comes with a choice of V-6 engines but no longer comes as a V-8-powered AMG performance model. The SLK55 AMG has been discontinued. Competitors for the SLK-Class include the BMW Z4 and Audi TT.

New for 2011
Only minor changes are in store for the 2011 models, which go on sale in June. The SLK350 rides on new 18-inch split five-spoke wheels, and both the SLK300 and SLK350 come standard with the sport body styling, which includes a revised front air dam, side skirts, a rear apron and a trunk spoiler. Previously, those features were part of the Sport Package. Mercedes' new "mbrace" telematics system is standard, and among new features is the ability to lock and unlock doors remotely through a smartphone.

Exterior
The SLK features an arrow-shaped nose with a long hood, a steeply sloped windshield and taut body lines, and its retractable hardtop goes up or down in 22 seconds.
  • Retractable hardtop
  • Available wind blocker
  • 17- or 18-inch wheels


Interior
The SLK-Class' two-seat cabin has standard leather and simulated suede upholstery.
  • Standard "mbrace" telematics system
  • Available voice-activated air conditioning
  • Standard remote window and roof controls
  • Available 11-speaker Harman Kardon audio system


Under the Hood
The 3.0-liter V-6 in the base SLK300 makes 228 horsepower, while the 3.5-liter V-6 in the SLK350 has 300 hp.
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission on SLK300
  • Seven-speed automatic standard on SLK350 and optional on SLK300
  • Rear-wheel drive


Safety
Standard safety features include:
  • All-disc antilock brakes with brake assist
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags



What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
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Interior Design
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Comfort
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(4.9)
Value For The Money
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Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Great looks and design!

by DJ Hott from Fairburn,ga on July 13, 2018

So far i love this car it's comfortable and i'm 6'0" 225lbs good leg room, lots of pep, great braking, handles like a champ,I get all kinds of looks when I drive by top up or down!!! Read full review

(5.0)

Outstanding car for the money!

by Buck from Andover, Ks on March 2, 2018

This car is loaded and is fun to drive. Drop the top in less than 1 minuet to enjoy to sun and wind. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    unlimited months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Mercedes-Benz

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, trip-planning services and Carfax vehicle history report

  • Limited Warranty

    5 years / Unlimited Miles*

    Up to 5 years/Unlimited miles from original in-service date if purchased while under original warranty, or 1 year/Unlimited miles if purchased outside of new-vehicle warranty; no deductible, transferable to subsequent owners
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Rigorous inspection by factory-certified technicians.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The SLK-Class received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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