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  • (5.0) 5 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $21,498–$43,694
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 201-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
  • Seats: 2
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

What We Don't Like

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

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 Reviews

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.
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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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3 Trims Available

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Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class trim comparison will help you decide.

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Safety Ratings

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: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

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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