Released in January 1997 as one of the earliest 1998 models ever in America was the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class compact roadster convertible.
Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]
1998[edit | edit source]
The first SLK-Class convertibles only had one trim level and 5-speed automatic transmission.
1999[edit | edit source]
A new Sport trim level joined the base model in the lineup, and 5-speed manual transmission became standard, making automatic transmission now optional.