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Mercedes SLK-Class 200 Kompressor

The original Mercedes SLK was a car ahead of its time. The first modern car with a folding steel roof all wrapped up in a stylish little roadster. The second generation SLK not only has a new selection of powerplants but is now the driver’s car that the previous version always promised to be. It is altogether more refined and better equipped, competing well with the the other cars in its class. It was very hard to think of a good reason not to choose the Mercedes SLK …until the new BMW Z4 came along.

The Mercedes SLK 200 has a 1.8 litre supercharged engine which gives a good turn of speed and respectable fuel economy. With the manual gearbox it is the best fun to drive in the SLK range and the most like a proper sports car.

Cars in the Mercedes SLK mk2 range:

Mercedes SLK-Class 200 Kompressor Specifications

Car brandMercedes Benz
Roof typeHardtop
Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1796 cc
Power184@5500 bhp
Torque184@2800-5000 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 5-spd auto

Mercedes SLK-Class 200 Kompressor Performance

Max Speed (Manual)147 mph
Max Speed (Auto)144 mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-60mph (Auto)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)7.6 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)7.9 seconds

Mercedes SLK-Class 200 Kompressor Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)184 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)192 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)184 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)192 g/km

Mercedes SLK-Class 200 Kompressor Details

Production dates2004-2011
UK Retail pricefrom £29,980
UK Insurance group16/40
Luggage capacity300 litres
Fuel tank capacity70 litres
Warranty distanceUnlimited miles
Warranty length3 years
Service Intervals- miles
Information last updated November 4, 2012

8 Owner Reviews

Do you drive a Mercedes SLK mk2? Would you recommend it to others? Why not leave a comment to let us know what you think of the car. This Mercedes Benz has 8 owner reviews.

  1. J Russell says:

    I love driving my SLK, but had just as much fun driving my Tigra retractable. It just bugs me how much petrol I use driving the SLK. I could be buying another pair of shoes a week!

    • Danae Holt says:

      That’s ridiculous. How on earth can you compare a Vauxhall Tigra with any Mercedes. You’re not driving just an SLK, but a Mercedes with all the engineering and quality that just doesn’t compare with a Vauxhall. I presently own an elderly ML320 and an SLK 200 Kompressor. I wouldn’t swap either for any Vauxhall currently on the market.

      • Kenneth says:

        Just goes to show that some people buy Mercedes because they appreciate exquisite design, industry-leading engineering and meticulus build quality, and others just like the color.

  2. Sohail says:

    The Drive is beautiful, I love the agile cornering and quick acceleration, The Roof opening and closing is really quick, parking it is quite good. It is one the best roadsters on the market.

  3. douglas says:

    The slk 200 m171 mark 2 is a fun car to live with. Comfortable, elegant, economical and reasonably fast. Id only change mine for the new model. Highly recommended.

  4. Siren says:

    I just became a proud owner of a Mark II 2006 SLK 200 after 7 very happy years with a classic 1998 SLK 230 which was so much fun even in the snow with winter tyres. I always wanted one ever since Mercedes Benz bought the first one out. It’s an absolute classic, well designed and with great engineering and reliability behind it and loads of boot space. I hope the mark II will give me as much pleasure although it is a shame they didn’t make the newer models in the same funky colour range as the old ones. I loved my Vivianite green SLK 230.

  5. findusoon says:

    I have just taken delivery of 09 slk in black used to have mx5 2.0 coupe, slightly better drive in mx but not the same “presence”. Cant wait for decent weather to get top down.

  6. Bernard Cooper says:

    7 years ago at the young old age of 75 I bought a new SLK 200 automatic. The quality build is superb the allround performance is first class and its unique design allows this model to stand out in a crowd. I have now driven 8000 miles of delightful driving. The car looks mint condition and I will be devasted if a recent eye infections stops me from driving

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