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



Brake Type Power
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.81 x 1.10
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x .35
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.1


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110.0
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -


Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 232 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas I6
Displacement 3.2L/195.2
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 228 @ 5600

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4
Height, Overall (in) 51.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3
Length, Overall (in) 177.1
Wheelbase (in) 99.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in) 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4
Passenger Capacity 2


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24


Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball


Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class


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


Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size 245/40ZR18
Front Tire Size 225/55ZR16
Rear Tire Size 275/35ZR18
Rear Tire Size 225/55ZR16
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) 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)


EPA Classification Two Seater

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4010


Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8