Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class vs 1999 BMW Z3

1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
1999 BMW Z3
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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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Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5L 20 27 $26,555 $29,950
Z3 2-Door Coupe 2.8L 19 26 $31,895 $36,200
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $31,895 $36,200
M 2-Door Coupe 3.2L 19 26 $36,795 $41,800
M 2-Door Roadster 3.2L 19 26 $37,575 $42,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,320
$26,555
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,600
$29,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$677 / month
$499 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.7 47.0
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
45.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
180.2 158.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.0 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 96.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 55.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 5.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.85 15.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
205/55HR16 P225/50VR16
Spare Tire Size
205/55HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55HR16 P225/50VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3240 2899
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 3000-4600 181 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5700 170 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.15
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)
3.93 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
N/A - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.66
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)
3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class BMW Z3
Suspension
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
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 -

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