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Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 1998 Saab 900

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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster 5.0L
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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
3-Door Coupe S Turbo Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 21 27 $23,610 $24,500
2-Door Convertible Manual S 22 28 $32,665 $36,395
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic S 19 25 $23,610 $24,500
2-Door Convertible Automatic S 20 26 $32,665 $36,395
5-Door Sedan Manual S 22 28 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan Automatic S 20 26 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan S Manual w/Sunroof S 22 28 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof S 20 26 $24,273 $26,955
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual w/Sunroof S 21 27 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 25 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $27,911 $30,995
2-Door Convertible Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $37,765 $42,195
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $27,911 $30,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $28,811 $31,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $28,811 $31,995
2-Door Convertible Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 52.28
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
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
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 56.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 24.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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 2980
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 6.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -TBD-
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 345 @ 3900 194 @ 2100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303.5 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 315 @ 5600 185 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI Turbo Charged EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Saab 900
Suspension
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
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
 
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