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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Two-stage airbags for driver and passenger plus head and thorax side bags and seatbelt force limiters are all standard fit as is the sophisticated traction and braking control system. The previous model scored four stars in the NCAP test and this model would likely improve on that if it were tested.

For a couple, the SLK offers reasonable practicality - especially for a roadster. There's a half-decent boot with 300-litres of luggage room (although it's restricted to 208 litres with the roof down) which is similar to the BMW Z4. There's a reasonable amount of room inside and it's possible to pack a couple of weekend bags and still have the roof down.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (04-11).

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

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Climate control
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Edition 10 equipment

Edition 10 standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Edition 10 optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats

Grand Edition equipment

Grand Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Grand Edition optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats