Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 1998 Saab 9000

1998 Mercedes-Benz S Class
1998 Saab 9000
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L SWB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L SWB 17 23 $55,680 $64,000
4-Door Sedan 3.2L LWB 17 23 $58,550 $67,300
4-Door Sedan 4.2L 15 22 $64,290 $73,900
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 15 21 $76,120 $87,500
4-Door Sedan 6.0L 13 19 $115,060 $132,250
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5-Door Sedan Turbo Manual CSE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sedan Turbo Manual CSE 18 26 $34,441 $38,580
5-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic CSE 21 27 $35,374 $39,625
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,680
$34,441
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$64,000
$38,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1067 / month
$643 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
57.1 38.58
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.1 99.5
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 57.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
119.7 105.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.3 70.0
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 -TBD-
Length, Overall (in)
201.3 187.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.6 23.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x .48 10.16 X 0.35
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)
12.6 x 1.2 11.02 X 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.9 35.7
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 -TBD-
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/60R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/60R16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4480 3250
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -TBD-
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI Turbo Charged SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
232 @ 3750 252 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 5600 225 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.61
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.12
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) -TBD-
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.76
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saab 9000
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Beam-Type Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -TBD-

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