2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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$43,525

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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • V-6 drivetrain (SLK350)
  • Interior quality
  • Intuitive multimedia system
  • Top-down wind protection

The bad:

  • Ride over rough pavement
  • Accelerator lag
  • Inconsistent steering
  • Seat comfort
  • Slow convertible top

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Turbo four-cylinder (SLK250), V-6 (SLK350) or V-8 (SLK55 AMG)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Manual (SLK250) or automatic (all)
  • Power-retractable hardtop

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Mercedes’ third-generation SLK roadster offers a folding hardtop, but there’s also the option of Mercedes’ Magic Sky Control, a glass roof panel with variable transparency. The SLK is available in three trims: the turbo four-cylinder SLK250 that can be had with a manual transmission, the 302-horsepower V-6 SLK350 and the high-performance SLK55 AMG powered by a big 5.5-liter V-8. Competitors include the Audi TT, BMW Z4 and Porsche Boxster.

New for 2014
For 2014, all SLK models now come equipped with a panoramic sunroof, but the company’s Magic Sky Control with variable transparency remains an option.
(Skip to details on the: SLK55 AMG)

Exterior Highlights

  • SLK’s grille sits low and well ahead of the headlights
  • 17-inch wheels; 18-inch wheels available
  • Power-retracting hardtop
  • LED daytime running lights and taillights
  • Available sport appearance package
  • Available adaptive bi-xenon headlights with washers
  • Available keyless access system
  • Available rear spoiler

Interior Highlights

  • 5.8-inch center screen houses the stereo and available navigation displays
  • Available Harman Kardon premium stereo
  • Aluminum trim; available wood trim
  • Flat-bottom, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls
  • Available wood-and-leather steering wheel
  • Available leather seats; heated seats available
  • Available neck-level heating vents embedded in seatbacks
  • Available Magic Sky Control, a glass pane that can be electronically switched to be transparent or opaque
  • Trunk volume measures 10.1 cubic feet with the folding hardtop raised and 6.4 cubic feet with it lowered

Under the Hood

  • Turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder with 201 hp and 229 pounds-feet of torque (SLK250)
  • Available 3.5-liter V-6 with 302 hp and 273 pounds-feet of torque (SLK350)
  • SLK250 comes with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic; SLK350 comes only with the automatic
  • SLK350 has Eco stop-start fuel-saving technology

Safety Features

  • Available parking assist
  • Electronic stability control with traction control
  • Mbrace2 in-car telematics
  • Attention assist
  • Adaptive high-beam assist

SLK55 AMG
The high-performance SLK55 AMG features the only V-8 powertrain offered on the roadster. The AMG model pairs with a seven-speed AMG automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddles.

The SLK55 AMG also features an available AMG Handling Package that has a limited-slip differential, performance suspension and steering wheel, and package-specific 18-inch AMG wheels in either silver or matte black.

  • AMG-specific wheels, air dam, spoiler lip and chrome-plated twin tailpipes
  • Center-console analog clock
  • Aluminum trim and pedals
  • AMG-specific steering wheel
  • Unique instrument cluster
  • Sport bucket seats
  • Standard Magic Sky Control roof
  • Stop-start technology and cylinder deactivation for better mileage

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

I love it

I love my Benz even tho it does have some common issues just like any other European vehicles. However, it’s a great car overall and I would recommend it!

3.6

Too many problems

Too expensive to repair minor items, as well as routine service and things go wrong on a 6 year old car. It is true at many foreign vehicles.

5.0

beautiful and strong

this car is the best car ever I owned. Powerful and gorgeous. This is the perfect car to drive on PCH by the shore with topdown.

See all 13 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
48 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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