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Mercedes SLK (04 - 11) review

(2004 - 2011)
Mercedes SLK (04 - 11)
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What used Mercedes-Benz SLK sports will I get for my budget?

Prices start at about £5000 for early SLK 200s, while our favoured SLK 350 model is available from about £6000, although in both cases you’ll be looking at a car that has covered almost 100,000 miles.

A late, low mileage SLK 350 that’s in good condition and loaded with options will set you back about £15,000.

Mercedes SLK (04 - 11)

How much does it cost to run a Mercedes-Benz SLK sports?

The Mercedes SLK 200 might be a sleek two-seater sports car, but it’s not going to break the bank. Its fuel economy of 32.5mpg is respectable, and a fair bit better than the mid-20s of the V6-engined SLK 280 and SLK 350 models. The V8-engined SLK55 AMG, meanwhile, will struggle to top 20mpg in the real world.

Servicing is likely to be the biggest single cost, especially if you use a franchised dealer, because Mercedes dealers’ labour rates are near the top end of the scale and replacement parts aren’t cheap.

All SLKs attract hefty insurance premiums, with the SLK 200 sitting in group 37-42. The SLK 280 is in group 42, the SLK 350 in 43-45, and the SLK 55 AMG is in group 47.

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