A fun-to-drive sporty car that's about the same size as the Mazda Miata, the Mercedes Benz SLK 230 was unveiled in 1997 for 1998 model year to compete with the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z3. During its debut, Mercedes Benz SLK 230 really stands out in its class due to its folding hardtop and of course, the luxury features that only a Mercedes can give. In fact, the Mercedes Benz SLK grabbed the North American Car of the Year honors in 1997 and its 230 model has been included on Car and Driver's Ten Best List during also that year.
The year it was introduced, Mercedes Benz SLK 230 is motorized by a 185 hp 2.3 L supercharged I4 engine and automatic transmission. But the car gained more sporty character when a 3.2 L V6 producing 215 horsepower was introduced in 1999 and a 6-speed manual transmission in 2001 model year.
In 2002 model year, this car is offered as the SLK Kompressor, driven by a supercharged four-cylinder engine. Aside from its powerful drivetrain and luxurious features, this model is loaded with state-of-the-art safety devices like electronic stability control and side-impact airbags as well as front and rear fog lights. Plus, you'll get the benefit of anti-lock brakes with Mercedes' Electronic Brake Assist, traction control and Electronic Stability Program. These features keep the driver away from accidents caused by wet, muddy and snowy terrain and even when cornering at high speeds on dry road. SLK 230 Kompressor also brags its new sound system and high-performance tires.
When it comes to performance, the SLK 230 is really exceptional. It runs quite powerful and it shifts smoothly, making you feel like you're driving a genuine sports car. Well, undoubtedly, that's exactly what SLK is. Unlike other Mercedes Benz models, SLK 230 feels light, agile and speedy. Thus, it gives you thumbs-up and one-of-a-kind driving experience.
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