Research 1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

E300 Sedan


Brake Type Power
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x .4
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90.0
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -


Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Diesel I6
Displacement 3.0L/182.7
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 @ 5000

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in) 111.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.8
Length, Overall (in) 189.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in) 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.2


EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26


Steering Type Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24


Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan


Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs


Front Tire Size 235/45ZR17
Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size 215/55R16
Rear Tire Size 235/45ZR17
Rear Tire Size 215/55R16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)


Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Type 5
Trans Order Code
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode)
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)


EPA Classification Mid-Size

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3538


Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5

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