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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Comparisons

SLK230 Roadster

General Pricing

Resale Value $39,700.00 $41,000.00 $36,200.00
Destination $595.00 $775.00 $570.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.3L I4 2.5L H6 2.8L I6
Horsepower 185 @ 5300 RPM 201 @ 6000 RPM 189 @ 5300 RPM
Torque 200 @ 4800 RPM 181 @ 4500 RPM 203 @ 3950 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 2295 2480 2793
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.6 X 3.5 3.4 X 2.8 3.3 X 3.3
Compression Ratio 8.8:1 11:1 10.2:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 22 19 19
Highway (mpg) 30 27 26

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3035.8 2821.9 2844.0
Wheelbase (in.) 94.5 95.2 96.3
Length (in.) 157.3 171.0 158.5
Width (in.) 67.5 70.1 66.6
Height (in.) 50.7 50.8 50.7
Track Front (in.) 58.6 57.7 55.6
Track Rear (in.) 58.5 60.2 58.8
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 2 2 2
Front Headroom (in.) 37.4 38.2 37.6
Rear Headroom (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Legroom (in.) 42.7 N/A 41.8
Rear Legroom (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 51.7 51.7 51.7
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Hip Room (in.) 54.7 53.4 N/A
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 43.8 N/A 47.0

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone strut strut
Rear Suspension multi-link multi-link trailing
Tires 205/55R16 205/55R16 225/50R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. N/A Std.
Tilt Steering N/A N/A Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A Yes Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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