Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 1999 Chevrolet Corvette

1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
1999 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $70,560 $81,100
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $110,400 $126,900
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2-Door Hardtop
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Hardtop 18 28 $33,530 $38,320
2-Door Coupe 17 25 $33,967 $38,820
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $39,567 $45,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$70,560
$33,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,100
$38,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1352 / month
$639 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.3
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
99.0 104.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 62.03
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.90 1.44
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 179.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 24.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 11.8 x 1.02
Brake Type
Power Power
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 12.6 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Power Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45ZR17 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45ZR17 P275/40ZR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 525
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 350 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LS1
Displacement
5.0L/303 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 345 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 11.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.30
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Hardtop
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Lower Control Arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs SLA Aluminum

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