• (4.8) 13 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,716$22,740
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 228-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
  • Seats: 2
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Our Take on the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Our Take

Mercedes-Benz redesigned its smallest sports car for 2005, giving the retractable-hardtop SLK-Class roadster a 3.5-liter V-6. For 2008, an anniversary edition called Edition 10 is available and marks 10 years on the road for the SLK. Formula One racing cars and the automaker's SLR McLaren su... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Automatic-transmission operation
  • Difficult to park
  • Control layout, especially cruise lever
  • Two-passenger limit
  • Modest cargo space

Notable Features

  • Manual or automatic
  • Retractable metal roof
  • Available lowered sport suspension
  • AMG appearance package
  • Anniversary Edition 10 package

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 13 reviews

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I went from "Sapphire" to a "Diamond"

by Diamond Girl from Little River, SC on November 23, 2007

In 'September 01, I purchased a 2002 SLK 320--sapphire blue. I thoroughly enjoyed "Sapphire" and never had a problem, with her. It was beautiful and classy--I never ever saw another SLK in the same co... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

unlimitedmo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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