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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



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EPA Classification Two Seater
Rear Wheel Size 16 x 8 in
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size Full-Size in
Front Wheel Size 16 x 8 in
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143.0
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 389 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 420 @ 3800
Displacement 6.0L/365.4
Engine Type Gas V12
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Cruising Range - City 274.30 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 20 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A MPG
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 13 MPG
Estimated Battery Range N/A mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy 422.00 mi
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Type 5
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link
Brake Type Power
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.60 x 1.18 in
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.81 x .87 in
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A gal
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 21.1 gal
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 35.4 ft
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A ft
Front Tire Size 225/55ZR16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size
Rear Tire Size 225/55ZR16
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. Not Available lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. Not Available lbs
Base Curb Weight 4455 lbs
Front Leg Room 42.4 in
Front Shoulder Room 55.4 in
Min Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 71.3 in
Second Shoulder Room N/A in
Second Head Room N/A in
Track Width, Rear 60.0 in
Track Width, Front 60.4 in
Trunk Volume 7.9 ft³
Liftover Height N/A in
Front Head Room 37.1 in
Length, Overall 177.1 in
Height, Overall 51.3 in
Passenger Volume 50.4 ft³
Second Leg Room N/A in
Front Hip Room 53.2 in
Wheelbase 99.0 in
Second Hip Room N/A in
Passenger Capacity 2
10-way electrically adjustable front bucket seats w/head restraints/3-position driver seat memory Standard
Automatic climate control-inc: dust filter, residual-heat REST mode Standard
Hydraulic 4-wheel pwr-assisted disc brakes Standard
City 13/hwy 20 (6.0L engine/5-speed auto trans) Standard
4-remote locking storage compartments Standard
Xenon gas-discharge headlamps w/wipers & heated washers Optional
Key or remote-operated window closing capability Standard
Variable intake valve timing 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
Independent front suspension w/damper struts, coil springs, lower control arms w/anti-dive geometry, stabilizer bar, negative-offset steering Standard
Automatic electric/hydraulic convertible soft top Standard
Adjustable 3-point front shoulder belts w/height adjustment & emergency tensioning retractors Standard
Driver & front passenger front/side airbag supplemental restraint system Standard
Cruise control Standard
Multi-tone exclusive leather upholstery Optional
Gas-pressurized shock absorbers Standard
Remote infrared locking system-inc: remote trunk release, remote window closing, starter interrupt Standard
Velour floor mats Standard
Eccentric-sweep windshield wiper w/heated washer system, rain-sensing wiper activation Standard
Adjustable front center armrest Standard
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) Standard
Electronic Stability Program vehicle control system Optional
Electrically operated tilt/telescoping steering column w/3-position memory Standard
Front/rear wheel automatic level control Optional
Rear foglamp Standard
Heated front seats Optional
Rearview mirror w/auto-dimming feature Standard
Leather/walnut trimmed gearshift & shift gate Optional
Removable hard top Standard
Burl walnut interior trim Standard
Anti-theft alarm system w/starter interlock Standard
Removable wind deflector Standard
5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission-inc: "winter" mode, adaptive controls, OD Standard
Exclusive wood/leather steering wheel Optional
Control area network data management system Standard
Universal integrated garage door opener Standard
Automatic electric AM/FM/cellular antenna Standard
P225/55ZR16 SBR tires Standard
Dual heated electric remote outside rearview mirrors Standard
Electronic stability program (ESP) Optional
Interior central locking for storage compartments Standard
Automatic pop-up rollbar Standard
Fully electronic ignition system w/knock sensor timing control Optional
6.0L DOHC EFI 48-valve aluminum-alloy V12 engine Optional
16" X 8.0" 12-hole aluminum-alloy wheels Standard
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors Standard
Front foglamps Standard
Auto dimming driver mirror Standard
Integrated portable cellular telephone (dealer installed) Optional
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) Standard
Trunk mounted compact disc changer Optional
21.1 gallon fuel tank Standard
Adaptive damping system Optional
Independent five-link rear suspension w/anti-lift/anti-squat geometry, coil springs, stabilizer bar Standard
Pwr windows w/express-down control Standard
Rear wheel drive Standard
Monocoque body construction Standard
Pwr-assisted recirculating-ball steering Standard

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