Mercedes SLK 1996

This generation of Mercedes SLK has been produced from September, 1996 to March, 2000. We can provide information about 4 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with classical rear wheel drive.

This Mercedes is available with two petrol engines with displacement from 2.0 to 2.3 litres and power of from 136 to 193 horsepower. All engines feature a timing chain-driven camshaft, which is considered a more reliable and less maintenance-intensive solution (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (2 versions), as well as automatic (2 versions) gearbox.

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Mercedes SLK 1996 average fuel consumption in combined cycle is from 9.1 to 9.5 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Mercedes SLK 1996 version is Mercedes SLK 200 1996, consuming 9.1 litres of petrol per 100km.
According to user reviews, Mercedes SLK real-world fuel consumption is on average the same as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy. For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Mercedes SLK modification.

Mercedes SLK 1996 CO2 emissions are from 217 to 225 grams per kilometer. Mercedes SLK version with the lowest CO2 emissions is Mercedes SLK 200 1996, which produces 217 grams of CO2 per one kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 7.3 seconds has Mercedes SLK 230 1996 Kompressor Automatic version, conversely the tardiest one is Mercedes SLK 200 1996 Automatic reaching this speed only in 9.7 seconds. The maximum top speed is 231 km/h for the 2.3 petrol 4-cylinder 193 hp version (Mercedes SLK 230 1996 Kompressor).

Lenght of Mercedes SLK is 400 cm, it is small car. Mercedes SLK gross weight is from 1530 to 1585 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. Mercedes SLK trunk space is 145 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 348 litres.

This Mercedes is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 3300 $. Users calculated Mercedes SLK 1996 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2400 € cost per year and 0.27 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 49%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 30% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Mercedes SLK for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Mercedes SLK prices and costs.

Mercedes SLK modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Mercedes SLK 2.0 200 1996

Most fuel efficient version

2.0 Petrol 136 HP 9.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Mercedes SLK 2.0 200 1996 Automatic 2.0 Petrol 136 HP 9.3 l/100km Automatic (5)
Mercedes SLK 2.3 230 1996 Kompressor

Most powerfull version (193 HP)

2.3 Petrol 193 HP 9.3 l/100km Manual (5)
Mercedes SLK 2.3 230 1996 Kompressor Automatic

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds

2.3 Petrol 193 HP 9.5 l/100km Automatic (5)

Mercedes SLK prices

Mercedes SLK 1996 - 2000 cabrio price in Latvia is from 2200 $ to 4100 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Mercedes SLK price is below average - Mercedes SLK is approximately for 32 percents cheaper then average cabrios of this age (compare cabrios 1996 - 2000 prices). Despite of relatively low price Mercedes SLK quality is above average (see below), so this Mercedes can be a good buy.

Mercedes SLK 1999 price 2900 $ 3600 $ 4100 $
Mercedes SLK 1998 price 2200 $ 3200 $ 3800 $
Mercedes SLK 1997 price 2900 $ 3200 $ 3700 $

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Mercedes SLK reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Mercedes SLK reliability is very high. In the roadworthiness tests in 2011 defects were detected in an average of only 15.9 percent of Mercedes SLK of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 26%.

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Mercedes SLK 1996 features (options)

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Metallic paint
Leather upholstery
Adjustable steering wheel
Heated seats
Climate control
Cruise control

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Mercedes SLK reviews

Mercedes SLK 1997 Petrol 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 19 years) Owned for:10`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 61.05 $
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