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 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
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 36.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 80.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 45.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.90 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 180.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 11.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 16.4
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.2
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
245/45ZR17 205/55HR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3240
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
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
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
Displacement
5.0L/303 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 29
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.49
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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