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2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Available Price Range $7,405-$29,857 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 17-21 SeatsN/A

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


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 8 reviews

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Much nicer to be back to a 2 seater

by benz-driver from Boyds, MD on September 27, 2011

I traded my clk and even though the slk has a smaller engine, the car has better pick-up. I find that there is plenty of room in the trunk and if I do not have a passanger, I have been able to do a 5 ... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


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.


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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