1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis : Steel unibody
Production Years for Series : 1989 - 2002
Price : $79,600-$123,200
Weight : 4010 lbs | 1818.905 kg

Power

Inline 6 | variable intake valve timing
Displacement : 3199 cc | 195.2 cu in. | 3.2 L.
Power : 217 BHP (159.712 KW) @ 5500 RPM
Torque :229 Ft-Lbs (310 NM) @ 3750 RPM
Bore : 3.5 in | 90 mm.
Stroke : 3.3 in | 84 mm.
Compression : 10.0:1
Valvetrain : 24 DOHC (4 valves per cylinder)
HFM Motronic Fuel Injection
V 8 | Vee-Type
Displacement : 4973 cc | 303.5 cu in. | 5.0 L.
Power : 315 BHP (231.84 KW) @ 5600 RPM
Torque :345 Ft-Lbs (468 NM) @ 3900 RPM
Bore : 3.8 in | 97 mm.
Stroke : 3.4 in | 85 mm.
Compression : 10.0:1
Valvetrain : 32 DOHC (4 valves per cylinder)
Bosch KE 5 CIS Multi-point Fuel Injection
V 12 | Vee-Type
Displacement : 5987 cc | 365.3 cu in. | 6.0 L.
Power : 389 BHP (286.304 KW) @ 5200 RPM
Torque :420 Ft-Lbs (569 NM) @ 3800 RPM
Bore : 3.5 in | 89 mm.
Stroke : 3.2 in | 80 mm.
Compression : 10.0:1
Valvetrain : 48 DOHC (4 valves per cylinder)
Construction : Aluminum block and head
Multi-point Electronic Fuel Injection
Transmission:
5 Automatic Driver-adaptive

Production Figures

Total 1997 SL-Class production : 7,999
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Roadster Coupes : 1,648
Roadster Coupes : 5,613
Roadster Coupes : 738

Handling

1997 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $16,900
Avg. Household Income : $37,005
Avg. Home : $124,100
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $1.22


Concepts by Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Monthly Sales Volume

November 2019
33,721
October 2019
27,867
September 2019
27,433
August 2019
24,771
July 2019
24,612
May 2019
27,080
April 2019
22,949
March 2019
27,004
January 2019
22,507
Additional Sales Volume Data


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