Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 CDI Gets Reviewed by Xcar

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Although Mercedes-Benz first unveiled a diesel-powered SLK back at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show - albeit just as a concept based on the R171 sporting three turbochargers – a production version diesel roadster only appeared with the R172 generation of the SLK.
The current Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 CDI features a 2.1-liter diesel engine with four cylinders and two-stage turbochargers that develops 204 hp (201 bhp) and 500 Nm (369 lb ft) of torque.

These figures translate into a naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) time of just 6.5 seconds with the six-speed manual transmission and 6.7 seconds with the 7 G-Tronic.

All that and a medium fuel consumption of around 5 liters per 100 km (47 mpg US). Along with a top speed of  244 km/h (151 mph), these aren't exactly the performance figures of an European taxi cab.

The Brits from Xcar took a Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 CDI to the test and also made a nice video review with their opinions about the car, which you can watch bellow.

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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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