Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 1998 Saab 900

1998 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
1998 Saab 900
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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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3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic w/Sunroof S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic S 19 25 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 25 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 21 27 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual w/Sunroof S 21 27 $23,610 $24,500
5-Door Sedan Automatic S 20 26 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof S 20 26 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan Manual S 22 28 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan S Manual w/Sunroof S 22 28 $24,273 $26,955
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $27,911 $30,995
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $27,911 $30,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $28,811 $31,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $28,811 $31,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic S 20 26 $32,665 $36,395
2-Door Convertible Manual S 22 28 $32,665 $36,395
2-Door Convertible Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $37,765 $42,195
2-Door Convertible Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $37,765 $42,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,510
$23,610
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,900
$24,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1332 / month
$408 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 89.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 52.4
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 52.28
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.6
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 56.8
Wheelbase (in)
99.0 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 67.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 56.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 5.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 24.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.34 X 0.87
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 10.16 X 0.39
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
14.1 -TBD-
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55ZR16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55ZR16 P195/60R15
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)
4165 3030
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -TBD-
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 5600 185 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI Turbo Charged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
345 @ 3900 170 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303.5 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
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) -TBD-
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.86
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.37
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Saab 900
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 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
Lower Control Arms MacPherson Strut

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