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For the first time, Mercedes-Benz is offering the SLK Roadster with a diesel engine.

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The SLK 250 CDI. Click to enlarge.

The SLK 250 CDI is equipped with a 2143 cc, 150 kW (204 hp) four-cylinder diesel unit with 500 N·m (369 lb-ft) torque. Fuel consumption is 4.9 liters per 100 kilometers (48 mpg US) on the NEDC combined cycle, corresponding to CO2 emissions of 128 g/km.

Equipped with the standard 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission (a six-speed manual transmission will follow in the second quarter of next year), the diesel SLK accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 6.7 seconds and achieves a top speed of 243 km/h (151 mph).

The diesel engine is equipped with fourth-generation common-rail injection with a rail pressure of 2000 bar and precise injection timing, as well as two-stage turbocharging. Like all SLK models, the SLK 250 CDI also features a start/stop system as standard.

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