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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (11-16) review.

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

Neat styling, good quality interior, refined with roof down

CONS

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

At a glance

New price £28,765 - £42,500
Used price £2,145 - £8,975
Used monthly cost £53 - £221
Fuel economy 26 - 36 mpg
Road tax cost £260 - £555
Insurance group 37 - 45 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Neat styling, good quality interior, refined with roof down

CONS

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

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster rivals

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

Other Mercedes-Benz SLK (2004 - 2011) models: