• (4.9) 16 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,442$20,042
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
  • Seats: 2
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Our Take on the 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Our Take

Moving into its second generation, the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class roadster retains its retractable hardtop but now has a different front end with a large three-pointed star logo in the center and small grilles on each side. Inspired by Silver Arrow Formula One racecars, the 2005 SLK-Class is meant t... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Two-passenger limit
  • Modest cargo space

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2005
  • New V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Retractable metal roof
  • Available lowered sport suspension

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

I've always thought that to be a true sports car, a two-seater needed a certain edginess: the threat of a snap to its rear at launch, nimbleness afoot, sensitive steering.The latest Ford Thunderbird is not a sports car. The Mustang certainly is. In that same vein, Mercedes-Benz has produced some classic two-seat cruisers that were too straight-ahead heavy to be sports cars -- yet the 2005 ... Read full review for the 2005 Mercedes Benz SLK Class

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Consumer Reviews

4.9

Average based on 16 reviews

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A Legendary MB Sports Car

by hinotes15 from Nashville, TN on October 22, 2011

The SLK350 is a truly fantastic sports car. Equipped with the AMG Sport Package (includes ground effects kit, sport suspension, brembo brakes) and the extremely rare 6-speed manual, this car is one of... Read Full Review

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Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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