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Mercedes-Benz R170 SLK 200

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Mercedes-Benz R170 SLK 200

2-door 2-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in, 100.0 kW / 134.1 hp / 134.1 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 190.0 N·m / 140.1 lb·ft / 140.1 lb·ft @ 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1996
ModelR170 SLK 200Issued until2000
SerieSLK classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation170.44


Base platformR170Number of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3995 mm / 157.3 in / 157.3 inTotal (curb) weight1270 kg / 2800 lb / 2800 lb
Width1715 mm / 67.5 in / 67.5 inDry weight
Height1265 mm / 49.8 in / 49.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1488 mm / 58.6 in / 58.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1466 mm / 57.7 in / 57.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6645833333333  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.84 m2 / 19.8 sq ft / 19.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore89.9 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.7 mm / 3.10 in / 3.10 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1423125794155
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.56 cm3/cylinder / 30.485 cu in/cylinder / 30.485 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power100.0 kW / 134.1 hp / 134.1 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque190.0 N·m / 140.1 lb·ft / 140.1 lb·ft at 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)40.0 kW / 53.6 hp / 53.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output50.0 kW/l / 1.100 bhp/cu in / 1.100 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque95.1 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front7JWheels rear7J
Tyres front205/55 R 16 - 225/50 R 16Tyres rear205/55 R 16 - 225/50 R 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz R170 SLK 200


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