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4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (04-11) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £28,560 - £41,920
Used price £2,260 - £9,150
Used monthly cost From £56 per month
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £275 - £585
Insurance group 37 - 45 How much is it to insure?


Neat styling, good quality interior, refined with roof down


More powerful models are expensive to run, poor manual gearbox, no diesel option

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster rivals

Written by David Ross on

The Mercedes-Benz SLK is a feel-good convertible. Every one of its engines is a pleasure to drive, it looks stunning and has a party-piece in its folding metal roof. Inside it’s well built, comfortable and well equipped. As a result it’s been a hit for Mercedes-Benz and used prices have stayed high. But while it's undoubtedly desirable, the more powerful models are expensive to run and the manual gearbox - standard on smaller engined versions - isn't pleasant to use.

Plus in terms of driver involvement it can't match the likes of the Porsche Boxster. But for refinement and style - few convertibles come close.

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster rivals

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