Used Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG (2004 - 2010) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014
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Last time the Mercedes-Benz SLK received the AMG treatment, it was fitted with a supercharged 3.2-litre V6 engine.
Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG (04-10)
Thundering performance, AMG styling, superb engine, sharp handling
Not as nimble as a Porsche Boxster, slow-witted manual mode

New price range:

£51,595 - £53,790

Used price range:

£4,838 - £11,711

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

Last time the Mercedes-Benz SLK received the AMG treatment, it was fitted with a supercharged 3.2-litre V6 engine. The second-generation gets a substantially larger V8. It may be badged 55 but it actually uses a normally aspirated 5.4-litre engine with 360bhp. However, thanks to the light weight of the roadster, it has superb acceleration and pace, making it great fun to drive.

The extra AMG body kit and larger wheels suit the SLK shape well and it also has some exquisite detailing inside, while build quality is second to none. It's expensive to run, but as the ultimate SLK, it's a superb convertible.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

2 out of 5

Green credentials

1 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Very little - didn't really buy it for practicality!  

4 out of 5

Neil McCallum-Deighton ,   24 Jun 2014    ... read more

 Good boot space for 2 seater, excellent winter car with tin-top and LSD.  

4 out of 5

Ian Aird ,   29 May 2013    ... read more

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