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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class specs & colors

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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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  • 18 x 8.0" front/18 x 9.0" rear monoblock alloy wheels,245/40ZR18 front/ 275/35ZR18 rear tires
  • sculpted front apron w/mesh air dam intake
  • sculpted side skirts



EPA Classification Two Seater
Front Wheel Size 16 x 8 in
Rear Wheel Size 16 x 8 in
Spare Wheel Size Full-Size in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110.0
Engine Type Gas I6
Displacement 3.2L/195.2
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 228 @ 5600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 232 @ 3750
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 24 MPG
Cruising Range - City 379.80 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 18 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 506.40 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Estimated Battery Range N/A mi
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Type 5
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.45
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.81 x 1.10 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 10.94 x .35 in
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 21.1 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A gal
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 35.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A ft
Front Tire Size 225/55ZR16
Rear Tire Size 225/55ZR16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. Not Available lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. Not Available lbs
Base Curb Weight 4010 lbs
Passenger Capacity 2
Passenger Volume 50.4 ft³
Front Head Room 37.1 in
Front Leg Room 42.4 in
Front Shoulder Room 55.4 in
Front Hip Room 53.2 in
Second Head Room N/A in
Second Leg Room N/A in
Second Shoulder Room N/A in
Second Hip Room N/A in
Wheelbase 99.0 in
Length, Overall 177.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 71.3 in
Height, Overall 51.3 in
Track Width, Front 60.4 in
Track Width, Rear 60.0 in
Min Ground Clearance 4.9 in
Liftover Height N/A in
Trunk Volume 7.9 ft³
4-remote locking storage compartments Standard
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) Standard
Independent five-link rear suspension w/anti-lift/anti-squat geometry, coil springs, stabilizer bar Standard
Eccentric-sweep windshield wiper w/heated washer system, rain-sensing wiper activation Standard
Variable intake valve timing Standard
Independent front suspension w/damper struts, coil springs, lower control arms w/anti-dive geometry, stabilizer bar, negative-offset steering Standard
Key or remote-operated window closing capability Standard
Cruise control Standard
Interior central locking for storage compartments Standard
Leather upholstery Standard
Dual heated electric remote outside rearview mirrors Standard
Auto dimming driver mirror Standard
Rear foglamp Standard
Adjustable front center armrest Standard
Hydraulic 4-wheel pwr-assisted disc brakes Standard
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors Standard
21.1 gallon fuel tank Standard
Automatic electric AM/FM/cellular antenna Standard
Automatic slip control Standard
Automatic pop-up rollbar Standard
City 18/hwy 24 (3.2L engine/5-speed auto trans) Standard
Gas-pressurized shock absorbers Standard
Driver & front passenger front/side airbag supplemental restraint system Standard
5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission-inc: "winter" mode, adaptive controls, OD Standard
Automatic slip control Standard
Pwr-assisted recirculating-ball steering Standard
Removable hard top Standard
Rear wheel drive Standard
Monocoque body construction Standard
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) Standard
Remote infrared locking system-inc: remote trunk release, remote window closing, starter interrupt Standard
Front foglamps Standard
Rearview mirror w/auto-dimming feature Standard
Removable wind deflector Standard
Anti-theft alarm system w/starter interlock Standard
Velour floor mats Standard
Automatic electric/hydraulic convertible soft top Standard
Bose sound system w/Acoustimass, antitheft-coded AM/FM stereo/weather band radio & auto reverse cassette player, auto speed-dependent volume adjustment, 6-speakers Standard
3.2L DOHC SMPI in-line 6-cyl engine Standard
Halogen headlamps & heated washing system w/wipers Standard
Pwr windows w/express-down control Standard
Adjustable 3-point front shoulder belts w/height adjustment & emergency tensioning retractors Standard
Control area network data management system Standard
Automatic climate control-inc: dust filter, residual-heat REST mode Standard
16" X 8.0" 12-hole aluminum-alloy wheels Standard
P225/55ZR16 SBR tires Standard
10-way electrically adjustable front bucket seats w/head restraints/3-position driver seat memory Standard
Universal integrated garage door opener Standard
Electrically operated tilt/telescoping steering column w/3-position memory Standard
Burl walnut interior trim Standard

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