Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class vs 1999 BMW 3-Series

1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
1999 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 21 29 $35,320 $40,600
2-Door Cabriolet 19 28 $41,060 $47,200
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3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $21,100 $23,300
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $21,100 $23,300
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $23,530 $26,400
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 21 31 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 20 27 $29,265 $33,200
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $29,265 $33,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 20 29 $29,725 $33,400
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 21 31 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 19 26 $34,955 $39,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 20 27 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 17 25 $40,375 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 19 26 $40,375 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,320
$21,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,600
$23,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$677 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.7 87.0
Second Hip Room (in)
45.9 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.0
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.0 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 55.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.2 165.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 15.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x .39 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.85 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
205/55HR16 P225/50WR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55HR16 P225/50WR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55HR16 P225/50WR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3240 2866
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 3000-4600 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5700 138 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class BMW 3 Series
Suspension
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
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

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