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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

   
 
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 192 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

  • A fun-to-drive roadster that combines the safety and security of a hardtop, the wind-in-your-hair fun of a convertible and the European-brand cachet of a Mercedes' all-in-one attractively styled package.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Retractable hardtop, confident handling, blistering performance from the SLK32 AMG, quiet and composed freeway cruiser.

  • Cons

    Steering lacks feedback, big blind spots when top is up, no manual gearbox for the top performance model.

  • What's New for 2003

    There are no changes for this year. A revamped SLK is set to debut for 2004.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (55 total reviews)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Fun coupe or convertible

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK320 2dr Roadster (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

I did have a 98 230 SLK with 4k but was totaled by a drunk driver. I purchased a 06 Chrysler Crossfire, thinking I would have the same experience and save money. No comparing. The SLK series Mercedes is one of the coolest convertible roadsters on the market. Performance, looks, roadster feel, with more class than most roadsters. I sold the Chrysler right away and began searching to replace the 230 with a newer 320 with no regret.




No bells or whistles

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK320 2dr Roadster (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

This car is especially fun to drive, even at slow speeds. With exceptional handling, acceleration cornering, the envious stares I get from other drivers are just icing on the cake. I love the automatic fold-and-stow hardtop, and the way the car feels when I'm in it. I also love the sound of the exhaust when I'm accelerating hard, especially when compared to my previous 4 cylinder turbo MazdaSpeed Protege. This is a fun and prestigious car to drive and own. I'm glad I found it.




I love my slk

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Roadster (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)

It is fun driving top down or up but I will srive it top down more weather permitting. It get's pretty darned hot here in Phoenix AZ in July.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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Full 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review

What's New for 2003

There are no changes for this year. A revamped SLK is set to debut for 2004.

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