Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 1999 Chevrolet Corvette

1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class Change
1999 Chevrolet Corvette Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Switch Style

Body Style

Other

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
2-Door Hardtop
Switch Style

Body Style

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 17 25 $33,967 $38,820
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $39,567 $45,220
2-Door Hardtop 18 28 $33,530 $38,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$70,560
$33,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,100
$38,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1352 / month
$639 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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 Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 17 x 8.5
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 345 @ 5600
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
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
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
 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.