For greater than 20 years, the people in Stuttgart constructed flashy roadsters based upon the C-Class framework, ultimately exterminating the SLC throughout the 2020 version year. The very first of those cars and trucks to show up on our coasts was the SLK 230, which debuted right here as a 1998 version. Its retracting hardtop developed a pattern for convertibles that just lately has actually finished as their intricacy as well as weight (and also lasting upkeep) weren’t worth whatever advantages they had over significantly boosted towel roof coverings. Virtually a quarter-century later on, right here is just one of those ’98 s, photographed in a San Francisco Bay Location self-service backyard.
For 2001, the SLK 320 as well as its V6 engine appeared right here, yet the U.S.-market SLKs for 1998-2000 were all 230 s.
This 2.3-liter supercharged inline-four made 190 horse power, which has to do with what the six-cylinder BMW Z3 generated. You might obtain this automobile with a hands-on transmission, yet this set (like almost all U.S.-market SLKs) has the automated.
These engines are simpler to discover currently than when I created the conclusive overview to affordable junkyard superchargers, so I’ll require to draw one as well as discover its keys.
These red-and-black natural leather seats are rather trendy.
Later, DaimlerChrysler utilized this automobile as the basis for the Chrysler Crossfire, which was offered for the 2004-2008 version years (after the SLK had actually mosted likely to a brand-new system).
Peter Frying pan turns up with a brand-new SLK as well as you can fly once more!