: Great news, looks like you were right not to hesitate!
From the above it seems like I may be out of luck though
There was quite a bit of hestation on my part (see below).
I was initially looking at the SLKs, but by the time I got around to contacting the dealer they couldn't get hold of the model I wanted.
The SLC was just coming online but the prices being quoted were silly (>£400 / month for the 200 Sport)!
I almost decamped to Audi, at that time the Roadster was at an affordable price and I was feeling a bit pressured since my current lease would be ending in September.
However, after starting negotiations with Audi dealer, over the course of 2 months the price went up twice (from £295 -> £305 -> £325/month)! The first price increase was because some extra features were added to the base model (cruise control & armrest), the second increase made me sit down and have a rethink.
I contacted the Mercedes dealer again and the price of the SLC was now much more reasonable (£300/month), so I placed an order with them.
I then contacted Mercedes Finance to extend my current lease by 2 months (no problems there since I was ordering another Mercedes and the lease price for those extra 2 months was £10 less than before?).
So, yes there was too much hesitation on my part, I should have ordered that SLK early on.
Feeling very excited now that I've got a rough date from the supplier for delivery.
Nothing against the Audi Roadster, it's a nice looking car and the drive is excellent. However, I think the SLC looks more like a sports car and I think I would have always looking round at SLCs driving past if I was in an Audi - wondering what if......