# 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 91(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.
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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. | ||||||

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 92(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.
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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. | ||||||

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.
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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. | ||||||

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