The SLK's cabin has been steadily improved since it was launched. Aluminium-effect inserts on the dash are a big improvement on the old mock carbon fibre flashes, and there's now two-way steering wheel adjustment which improves the driving position. Meanwhile there's loads of oddment stowage space, and that magic folding metal roof to help you cope with all conditions.
Mercedes-Benz SLK space & practicality
The two-seater has a fair amount of room for odds and ends. And if you can travel light, the boot will carry a couple's holiday luggage, too, though you'll have to drive with the top up. Problems start when you want to go al fresco because the ingenious folding roof takes up half the cargo capacity.
Mercedes-Benz SLK equipment
Only the 2.0-litre version comes without air conditioning, and all versions have the electric jack-knife roof mechanism, four airbags, anti-lock brakes and stability control. Metallic paint and an automatic gearbox are the major options buyers might feel tempted to want.