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2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible

2dr Roadster 5.5L AMG

Starting at | Starting at 14 MPG City - 20 MPG Highway

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  • $63,200 original MSRP
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2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible

Benefits of Driving a 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible

With a secure, power retractable hardtop, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster offers more refinement and civility than budget-priced roadsters like the Mazda Miata and Pontiac Solstice, and provides a luxurious interior and performance similar to that of the larger SL-Class. It also ranks as one of the safest convertibles, with head-protective side air bags.

What's new for 2008?

There are only small changes to the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class roadster series for 2007. On the SLK350, the 7-speed automatic transmission becomes standard as part of a 10th Anniversary package which also includes special badging and red interior trim accents. Base prices increase slightly for all three SLK-Class trims, and now range from $43,900 for the SLK280 up to $62,950 for the SLK55 AMG.

Model Strengths

  • Convenient retractable hardtop
  • safety
  • refinement and lack of interior noise
  • performance.

Model Review

Three different variants of the Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster are again offered for 2008, each with progressively more powerful engines: there's the SLK280, with a 228-horsepower, 3.0L V6; the SLK350, with a 268-horsepower, 3.5L V6; and the high-performance SLK55 AMG, with a 355-horsepower V8.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK: What's New

Source: The Car Connection

The SLK retractable hardtop roadster was redesigned in 2006 with styling cues inspired by the SL roadster. It returns for 2008 in three basic forms. The SLK280 is powered by a 228-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 engine. The SLK350 features a 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine. High-performance enthusiasts can select the SLK55 AMG and its 355 hp engine for ultimate power.

Transmission choices include a six-speed-manual and a seven-speed-automatic gearbox with TouchShift operation. The SLK rides on 17-inch alloy wheels and performance tires; a lowered sport suspension is offered for more aggressive driving.

A special version of the SLK350, the Ten Year Anniversary edition, gets an automatic gearbox, 17-inch wheels, special badging, and red stitching and trim on the interior.

The SLK's interior is adorned with silver trim and switchgear, with a dashboard that flows into the door panels and an instrument panel that sports large, chronograph-style gauges. Its power retractable hardtop can incorporate an optional feature that channels warm air from vents located in the driver and passenger's headrests for open-air use on chillier days.

Standard equipment includes four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock control, side and knee airbags, and stability control. Power heated seats, a premium Harmon Kardon audio system, and run-flat tires are optional.

 

 

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

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Passenger Restraint

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Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Opt

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Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

The MBCPO Limited warranty provides vehicle coverage for 12 months and Unlimited vehicle miles and begins at the expiration of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty
Age/Mileage Eligibility 6 years / 75,000 miles
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection Yes
Return/Exchange Program Yes. See dealer for details.
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible No

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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