MT Then and Now: 1998, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK

April 23, 2011


When Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and Porsche all introduced small, sporty convertibles more than a decade ago, only the Benz had a retractable hardtop. The SLK wasn’t the sportiest of the Z3/Boxster/SLK/TT German two-doors, but that didn’t stop the car from selling well. For 2012, the SLK enters its third generation and makes a noticeable move toward the sporty side of the luxury sport roadster segment.

Back when the 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 debuted, its hardtop was newer technology, taking 25 seconds to make the transition from coupe to convertible.

Learn more about the history of the SLK — with quotes from previous Motor Trend reviews — in the full blog right here.


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