Compare 1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1997 Saab 900

1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class
1997 Saab 900
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 33 $34,710 $39,900
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 27 $38,980 $44,800
4-Door Sedan 4.2L 18 25 $43,410 $49,900
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3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Sunroof S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Automatic S 19 27 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 27 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Manual S 21 29 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Sunroof S 21 29 $22,923 $25,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic S 19 27 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 27 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Manual S 21 29 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Manual w/Sunroof S 21 29 $23,823 $26,470
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $27,423 $30,470
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $27,423 $30,470
3-Door Coupe Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $27,663 $30,995
3-Door Coupe Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $27,663 $30,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $28,322 $31,470
5-Door Sedan Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $28,322 $31,470
5-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 25 $28,322 $31,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $28,557 $31,995
5-Door Sedan Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $28,557 $31,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic S 19 27 $32,104 $35,670
2-Door Convertible Manual S 21 29 $32,104 $35,670
2-Door Convertible Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $37,115 $41,470
2-Door Convertible Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $37,115 $41,470
2-Door Convertible V6 Automatic SE 19 25 $37,115 $41,470
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $36,849 $41,995
2-Door Convertible Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $36,849 $41,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,710
$22,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,900
$25,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$425 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 34.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 89.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 52.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 52.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 67.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 56.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 -TBD-
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 56.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 24.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 -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)
11.4 x .4 -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)
21.1 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 -TBD-
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 34.4
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P195/60R15
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)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3538 3000
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 -TBD-
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90.0 90
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182.7 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 5000 150 @ 5700
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 2600 155 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 27
Transmission
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 Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode) -TBD-
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saab 900
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link H-Formed
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut

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