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

S500 Coupe


Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x .48
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.2

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.4


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143.0
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -


Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 347 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 315 @ 5600

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.5
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.6
Length, Overall (in) 199.4
Wheelbase (in) 115.9

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7
Front Head Room (in) 36.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.6
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7
Passenger Capacity 5


EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15


Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.3
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.56


Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style 2 Door Coupe


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


Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size 235/60R16
Rear Tire Size 235/60R16
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)
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) 2.65
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00


EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4695


Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size