The first generation of the SLK-Class range of roadsters was introduced back in 1996 and remained in production until 2004. “SLK” in the name stands for the design mission of creating a “sporty, light, and compact” roadster. The lineup is based on a shortened platform of the W202 Mercedes C-Class. The SLK was offered with a range of different engine options - including the SLK 230. The SLK 230 was considered to be the flagship vehicle for the SLK lineup. The vehicle can hit 60mph in just 7.3 seconds, which is great for a car introduced at the time. The car is known for handling well due and being a reliable vehicle throughout the years. If you are looking to get new parts and accessories for your SLK 230, you want to be sure that you choose OEM components. Only OEM parts and accessories are going to be designed with your specific model in mind and last a long time. You can shop for them here on our Original Mercedes-Benz Parts Store.