Specs

Research 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

SL500

Brakes

Brake Type Power
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4
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) - TBD -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -

Engine

Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 345 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 5.0L/303.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 315 @ 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

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23

Steering

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

Summary

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

Suspension

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 -

Tires

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

Trailering

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)

Transmission

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) 2.65
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Vehicle

EPA Classification Two Seater

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4165

Wheels

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

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