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1998 Mercedes-Benz CL Class Change
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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 5.0L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 5.0L 15 22 $79,950 $91,900
2-Door Coupe 6.0L 13 19 $117,710 $135,300
318TI 3-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 28 $29,195 $33,200
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 28 $29,110 $33,100
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 22 31 $19,325 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $23,030 $26,150
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,260 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,510 $34,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 18 26 $29,110 $33,100
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 32 $23,030 $26,150
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 20 30 $25,260 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 28 $36,455 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 20 30 $30,510 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $19,325 $21,390
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 32 $26,015 $29,425
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 18 26 $29,195 $33,200
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 18 26 $36,455 $41,500
4-Door Sedan Manual M3s 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3sA 19 28 $34,880 $39,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $31,555 $35,900
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 20 28 $40,300 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 19 28 $40,300 $45,900
2-Door Roadster M 3.2L 20 28 $37,065 $42,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,950
$19,325
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,900
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1532 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5 32.6
Front Head Room (in) 36.5 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.7 87.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.7 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.0
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.3 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 199.4 165.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.5 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 115.9 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.2 15.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.2 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x .48 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.56 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.3 34.1
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Size 235/60R16 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 235/60R16 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4695 2778
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 80
Engine
Displacement 5.0L/303 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 315 @ 5600 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 347 @ 3900 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 32
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 4.23
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.66
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CL-Class BMW 3 Series
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Coil Spring
 
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