Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 1998 Audi Cabriolet

1998 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
1998 Audi Cabriolet
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $69,510 $79,900
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 14 20 $108,750 $125,000
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 19 24 $30,424 $34,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,510
$30,424
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,900
$34,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1332 / month
$577 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 70.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 26.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 43.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 57.0
Wheelbase (in)
99.0 100.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 67.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 7.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 10.9 x 0.98
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)
10.9 x 0.4 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 17.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.3
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55ZR16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55ZR16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4165 3364
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
345 @ 3900 184 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303.5 2.8L/169
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 5600 172 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 2.884
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.441
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.691
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.743
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.714
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Audi Cabriolet
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Lower Control Arms Coil Spring
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 Torsion Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Panhard Rod

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