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 Leg Room (in)
31.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.7 47.0
Second Hip Room (in)
45.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 51.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 5.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.85 15.4
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
205/55HR16 P225/50VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3240 2899
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Displacement
3.2L/195 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5700 170 @ 5500
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
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)
3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class BMW Z3
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
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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