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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The SLK 55 AMG comes with front and side (head and thorax) airbags, traction control and electronic stability control. The first SLK scored four stars (out of five) for occupant protection in official European crash tests, and this second-generation model is likely to perform at least as well. It is also fitted with a roll-over sensor which activates the seatbelt pre-tensioners should the car be at risk of rolling.

The SLK has a minimum luggage capacity of 208 litres - the maximum available with the roof down. Used as a coupe it expands to 300 litres, which should be more than enough for a decent sized suitcase. Customers can also choose an external rack to carry more luggage outside the car if necessary. The SLK's compact dimensions make it relatively easy to park.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG (04-10).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
AMG optional equipment
None available