1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Tire Size

Your Mercedes-Benz was manufactured with different tire sizes.  To determine the best tire size for your specific 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230, we first need to determine your rim size.  Please review the information below.

How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires.  Your Mercedes-Benz SLK230's rim size is the number to the right of the R.  In the example pictured here, the tire size fits 16-inch rims.

Rim Size Selection

Now that you know your rim size, make a selection below to filter your results.

16-Inch Rims

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230

 

The original tire size for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Mercedes-Benz SLK230's' tire size.

Trim Options:

Kompressor

205/55R16 91V(Front)

Simplified Size:  205-55-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 is 205/55R16 91V (Front).  A color-coded explanation of the 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230's tire size is shown below.

205

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 millimeters.

55

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 55%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 55% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 112 millimeters.

R

This letter denotes how your tire was constructed.  Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.

RRadial
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16

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16 inches in diameter.

91

This tire has a load index of 91, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1353 pounds (615 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

V

This tire has a speed rating of V, which means 149 mph (240 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.

Trim Options:

Kompressor

225/50R16 92V(Rear)

Simplified Size:  225-50-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 is 205/55R16 91V (Front).  A color-coded explanation of the 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230's tire size is shown below.

225

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 225 millimeters.

50

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 50%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 50% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 112 millimeters.

R

This letter denotes how your tire was constructed.  Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.

RRadial
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16

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16 inches in diameter.

92

This tire has a load index of 92, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1386 pounds (630 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

V

This tire has a speed rating of V, which means 149 mph (240 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.

17-Inch Rims

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230

 

The original tire size for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Mercedes-Benz SLK230's' tire size.

Trim Options:

Kompressor Sport

225/45ZR17(Front)

Simplified Size:  225-45-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 is 225/45ZR17 (Front).  A color-coded explanation of the 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230's tire size is shown below.

225

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 225 millimeters.

45

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 45%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 45% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 101 millimeters.

Z

This tire has a speed class of Z, which means it's part of an elite speed class of 149 mph or more (240 km/h).  A tire's speed class is less specific than the speed rating.

R

This letter denotes how your tire was constructed.  Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.

RRadial
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17

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter.

Trim Options:

Kompressor Sport

245/40ZR17(Rear)

Simplified Size:  245-40-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 is 225/45ZR17 (Front).  A color-coded explanation of the 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230's tire size is shown below.

245

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 245 millimeters.

40

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 40%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 40% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 98 millimeters.

Z

This tire has a speed class of Z, which means it's part of an elite speed class of 149 mph or more (240 km/h).  A tire's speed class is less specific than the speed rating.

R

This letter denotes how your tire was constructed.  Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.

RRadial
BBias Belt
DDiagonal
17

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter.