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

New price £51,295 - £52,840
Used price £4,980 - £11,350
Used monthly cost From £124 per month
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £360 - £630
Insurance group 47 How much is it to insure?


Thundering performance, AMG styling, superb engine, sharp handling


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

Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG rivals

Z4 M
3.5 out of 5 3.5

Written by David Ross on

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

Z4 M
3.5 out of 5 3.5

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