1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System Cassette · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: telescopic · Universal garage door opener
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Roof Convertible roof: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $40,295 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 2.3L 185 hp I4
Seating 2
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$40,295
Invoice$34,540

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

2.3L 185 hp I4
Power 185 hp @ 5,300 RPM
Torque 200 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14 gal
Front Legroom42.7 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase94.5 in
Length157.3 in
Width67.5 in
Height50.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume9.5 cu ft
Mercedes-Benz introduced the SLK230 in the 1998 model year to compete with the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z3. The car was differentiated from its competitors with a folding hard top, but s... Read More
Mercedes-Benz introduced the SLK230 in the 1998 model year to compete with the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z3. The car was differentiated from its competitors with a folding hard top, but serious drivers complained the feature added weight and slowed the roadster down.
Still, the car on Car and Driver's Ten Best list for 1997. The SLK230 featured a supercharged, 2.3 liter engine that produced 185 horses.
Other complaints included maintenance problems as the vehicle aged. And many found it cramped with seats that lacked sufficient padding.