1998 Mercedes-Benz SL Class 2-Door Roadster 5.0L Specs

2-Door Roadster 5.0L
MSRP based on 2-Door Roadster 5.0L
 

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 16 mpg City/23 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas V8, 5.0L
EPA Class Two Seater
Style Name SL500
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 2
Passenger Doors 2
Body Style Convertible
Transmission 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission-inc: "winter" mode, adaptive controls, OD

Dimensions

Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4165
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.1
Passenger Capacity 2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 177.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 99.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0
Height, Overall (in) 51.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16

Performance Specs

Engine
Engine Type Gas V8
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 315 @ 5600
Displacement 5.0L/303.5
Engine Order Code NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 345 @ 3900
Fuel System SMPI
Transmission
Trans Order Code NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 5
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Clutch Size (in) NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Brake Type Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55ZR16
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size Full-Size
Front Tire Size 225/55ZR16
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Safety Features

Safety
Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front No
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear No
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks No
Daytime Running Lights No
Traction Control Yes
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps Yes
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor No
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control No
Other Features Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
Brake assist system (applies full braking pwr automatically when...
Driver & front passenger front air bag supplemental restraint...
Door mounted side air bags
Babysmart automatic child seat recognition system
Adjustable 3-point front shoulder belts w/height adjustment &...
Automatic slip control

Warranty

Warranty
Basic Miles/km 50,000
Basic Years 4
Roadside Assistance Miles/km Unlimited
Roadside Assistance Years Unlimited

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA