Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG and 250 BlueEFFICIENCY Australian prices

January 22, 2012

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced pricing details for the high performance Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG and the new Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 BlueEFFICIENCY.

The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG is the most powerful SLK in the lineup. It features a 5.4-litre (5439cc) naturally aspirated V8 producing 310kW of power and 540Nm of torque. Remarkably, despite having a stonking engine under the bonnet, the SLK 55 AMG has an average fuel consumption rating of just 8.5L/100km (a base model Toyota Camry is rated at 8.9L/100km).

With an emissions output of 197g of CO2/km, Mercedes-Benz also claims it is the most environmentally friendly V8 roadster currently on sale in Australia. Pricing starts at $155,000, or $24,360 cheaper than the previous-generation model.

If excellent fuel efficiency is what you’re after though, the new Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 BlueEFFICIENY should fit the bill. It comes with a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 150kW of power and 310Nm of torque. Fuel consumption is rated at just 7.0L/100km, while emissions are rated at 163g of CO2/km.

As for performance, the SLK 250 can achieve 0-100km/h in 6.6 seconds, which certainly isn’t hanging about, and the new SLK 55 AMG handles it in just 4.6 seconds.

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The Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 BlueEFFICIENCY sits above the current SLK 200 BlueEFFICIENCY, in terms of spec, equipment and price, and replaces the old SLK 300. It’s available from $91,900, or $9325 cheaper than the old SLK 300.

(All prices are Manufacturer’s List Prices, not including on-road costs.)

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.