We like the range offered with the Mercedes Benz SLK purely because they are simple to choose from. If you want a petrol engine then you can choose from the two 1.8 litre turbocharged, the 200 or 250, a V6 .3.5 litre 350 or the V8 5.5 litre 55AMG. Alternatively there is the 2.1 litre diesel 250 CDI or you could go for either of the 1.8 litre petrol engines with 6 speed gears in manual or 7 in automatic. Did we say simple?
Luckily the trim options are simpler to choose from, honestly – a bit like our car finance options which provide a choice of what we consider are very affordable car loan , HP and PCP deals. The trim choices are standard or AMG Sport, apart from the V8 engine, which comes with its own equipment along with styling.
Even the entry level version of the Mercedes Benz SLK comes with high specs. It includes DAB radio, alloy wheels, Bluetooth support and stop-start engine, which is pretty impressive. Go for the AMG Sport and you get leather seating, body-kit with a sporty look and lower suspension along with bigger wheels. Of course you will pay significantly more compared to the standard versions.