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Mercedes-Benz SLK

(1999 model)

Brief specs of 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK

2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 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 @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1999
ModelSLKIssued until
SerieSLK classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4110 l / 145.14 cu ft / 145.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4000 mm / 157.5 in / 157.5 inTotal (curb) weight1270 kg / 2800 lb / 2800 lb
Width1720 mm / 67.7 in / 67.7 inDry weight
Height1280 mm / 50.4 in / 50.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2410 mm / 94.9 in / 94.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)1.87 m2 / 20.1 sq ft / 20.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.56 m2 / 6.0 sq ft / 6.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.0 kW / 18.7 hp / 18.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression 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 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)40.0 kW / 53.6 hp / 53.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific 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

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio107.1 kW/ton / 81.1 bhp/ton / 81.1 bhp/ton
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
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/65-R15Tyres rear205/65-R15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz SLK

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