Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class

1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
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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 Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 21 29 $35,320 $40,600
2-Door Cabriolet 19 28 $41,060 $47,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$70,560
$35,320
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,100
$40,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1352 / month
$677 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 36.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 80.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 52.8
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 45.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.90 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 180.2
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 58.0
Wheelbase (in)
99.0 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 11.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 11.3 x .39
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 15.85
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Recirculating Ball
Tires
Rear Tire Size
245/45ZR17 205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45ZR17 205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size 205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3240
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 100
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/303 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 215 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 229 @ 3000-4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.49
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Lower Control Arms Double Wishbone

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