Mercedes-Benz
SLK230
1998
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$39,700
Invoice *
$34,540
Engine
2.3L I-4 185 HP 200.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,500 rpm
Transmission
5-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
21.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
29.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
48/50,000
Engine
2.3L I-4 185 HP 200.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,500 rpm
Transmission
5-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
90 amp
Battery
100 amp heavy duty
Axle Ratio
3.27
Recommended Fuel Type
premium unleaded
Fuel Tank
14.0 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel / stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Traction Control
ABS & driveline

Steering and Suspension

Front Suspension
double wishbone
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Rear Suspension
independent multi-link
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil
Steering
re-circulating ball
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
16.0 " silver aluminum
Front Tires
P205/55HR16.0BSW performance
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
225/50V
Spare Tire and Wheel
compact steel
Seating Capacity
2
Front Seat Type
bucket
Heated Front Seats
driver and front passenger heated-cushion
Front Headrests
adjustable
Front Armrests
center w/storage
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
8-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
8-way
Seat Trim
leather
Door Trim
leather
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear
Dashboard Trim
leather

Comfort and Conveniences

Convertible Roof
power with lining, glass rear window, roll-over protection, hard top
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
locking
Dome Light
fade
Floor Console
full
Cup Holder
front
Instrument Panel Storage
bin
Door Bins
dual
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Trunk Lid Trim
carpet
Cargo Cover
rigid
Cargo Light
cargo light
Climate Control
automatic air conditioning
Air Filter
air filter
Automatic Air Recirculation
automatic air recirculation
Radio
premium AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD
compatible / trunk/cargo area mounted 6-disc
Speakers
6 brand
Radio Theft Deterrent
radio theft deterrent
Antenna
power retractable
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power with 2 stage unlock
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
keyfob
Remote Fuel Flap Release
keyfob
Fuel Filler Door Release
fuel filler door release
Cell Phone
pre-wiring / cell phone
Power Outlets
1
Driver Foot Rest
driver foot rest
Garage Door Opener
HomeLink Wireless Control System
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Clock
in-dash
Exterior Temperature
exterior temperature
Systems Monitor
systems monitor
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
telescopic
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
power
1-Touch Open Window
driver and passenger
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Heated Front Wipers
reservoir
Sun Visor Strip
sun visor strip
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front
Ignition Disable
immobilizer
Panic Alarm
panic alarm
Security System
security system

Dimensions and Capacities

Door Count
2 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
9.6 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
157.3 "
Exterior Width
67.5 "
Exterior Height
50.7 "
Wheelbase
94 "
Front Tread
59 "
Rear Tread
58 "
Turning Radius
17.3 '
Curb Weight
2,866 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.35
Front Legroom
42.7 "
Front Headroom
37.4 "
Front Hiproom
54.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
51.7 "
Passenger Volume
44 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume
3.7 cu.ft.
Bumpers
body-colored
Rocker Panel Extensions
rocker panel extensions
Grille Moldings
black
Paint
monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote heated
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
48/50,000
Major Components Months/Miles
48/50,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
48/50,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
unlimited/unlimited

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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