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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
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Equipment

4 out of 5 4.0

Equipment levels provide all the essential electrical goodies including that folding hard top, then there is a host of optional extras that can be added to enhance the comfort and looks.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (96-04).

  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • 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:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Safety

3.5 out of 5 3.5

Acheived a four-star Euro NCAP rating thanks to a strong bodyshell and four airbags. As with all Mercedes-Benzmodels, it lacks deadlocks, which is a plus for safety and a minus for security. An alarm and immobiliser are fitted as standard.

Interior & boot space

2.5 out of 5 2.5

That clever folding roof eating into boot space considerably, so this is not the car to get if you are looking at a lot of touring. however it will cope well enough with a trip to the shops - in fact dare we suggest that's what it was built for?

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (96-04) compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Porsche Boxster (96-04) 260 litres
BMW Z4 Roadster (03-08) 240 litres
Audi TT Roadster (99-06) 180 litres
Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (96-04) 145 litres