Miles per pound (mpp)
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Mercedes-Benz maintenance is expensive, but it's essential if you want to keep its value. This will be repaid by strong residuals, even though it has just been replaced by a new and rather better model. Fuel economy isn't bad, especially on the smaller engined, supercharged models.
SLK is a polluting model. With an average of 247 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are quite high for a sports roadster. It's worth noting that the line-up does not feature any diesel models, which typically produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines with similar power outputs. The range is quite thirsty, averaging 27 mpg.
It's a Mercedes-Benz – build quality is peerless and reliability almost unrivalled. Especially impressive when you see that wonderfully complex folding roof mechanism working.