(4.9) 16 reviews
MSRP: $6,792$21,580
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


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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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

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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