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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 5.9
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
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 Size
225/55ZR16 P195/60R15
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
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Displacement
5.0L/303.5 2.0L/121
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
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) -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
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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