Compare 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2000 Saab 9-3

2000 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2000 Saab 9-3
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $76,818 $82,600
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $119,924 $128,950
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3-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 20 25 $24,534 $26,100
3-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 20 25 $24,534 $26,100
3-Door HB Manual 22 29 $24,534 $26,100
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 22 29 $24,534 $26,100
5-Door HB Automatic 20 25 $24,765 $26,600
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 20 25 $24,765 $26,600
5-Door HB Manual 22 29 $24,765 $26,600
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 22 29 $24,765 $26,600
5-Door HB Automatic SE 20 26 $30,019 $32,175
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof SE 20 26 $30,019 $32,175
5-Door HB Manual SE 21 29 $30,019 $32,175
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof SE 21 29 $30,019 $32,175
3-Door HB Manual Viggen 20 29 $34,575 $37,995
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof Viggen 20 29 $34,575 $37,995
5-Door HB Manual Viggen 20 29 $34,575 $37,995
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof Viggen 20 29 $34,575 $37,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Black Top 20 25 $36,746 $39,725
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Blue Top 20 25 $36,746 $39,725
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Black Top 22 29 $36,746 $39,725
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Blue Top 22 29 $36,746 $39,725
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Black Top SE 20 26 $40,006 $43,250
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Blue Top SE 20 26 $40,006 $43,250
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Black Top SE 21 29 $40,006 $43,250
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Blue Top SE 21 29 $40,006 $43,250
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE Spring Edition 20 26 $40,695 $43,995
2-Door Convertible Manual SE Spring Edition 21 29 $40,695 $43,995
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Black Top Viggen 20 29 $40,945 $44,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$76,818
$24,534
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$82,600
$26,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1377 / month
$435 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 52.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 89.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 52.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 56.8
Wheelbase (in)
99.0 102.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 67.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 21.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 11.26 x - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.4
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
245/45ZW17 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45WR17 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3040
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 65
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI Turbo Charged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 184 @ 1900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 185 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.39
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Saab 9-3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Torsion Beam
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 -

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