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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG (12-16) review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG (04-10) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Thundering performance, AMG styling, superb engine, sharp handling

CONS

Not as nimble as a Porsche Boxster, slow-witted manual mode

At a glance

New price £51,595 - £53,790
Used price £5,055 - £12,455
Used monthly cost £125 - £307
Fuel economy 23 - 23 mpg
Road tax cost £325 - £570
Insurance group 47 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Thundering performance, AMG styling, superb engine, sharp handling

CONS

Not as nimble as a Porsche Boxster, slow-witted manual mode

Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG rivals

BMW
Z4 M
3.5 out of 5 3.5

Last time the Mercedes-Benz SLK received the AMG treatment, it was fitted with a supercharged 3.2-litre V6 engine. The second-generation gets a substantially larger V8. It may be badged 55 but it actually uses a normally aspirated 5.4-litre engine with 360bhp. However, thanks to the light weight of the roadster, it has superb acceleration and pace, making it great fun to drive.

The extra AMG body kit and larger wheels suit the SLK shape well and it also has some exquisite detailing inside, while build quality is second to none. It's expensive to run, but as the ultimate SLK, it's a superb convertible.

Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG rivals

BMW
Z4 M
3.5 out of 5 3.5

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