Compare 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2003 Chevrolet Corvette

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2003 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 15 22 $79,971 $85,990
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $105,323 $113,250
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 25 $38,180 $43,635
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $44,218 $50,535
2-Door Hardtop Z06 19 28 $45,005 $51,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,971
$38,180
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,990
$43,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1433 / month
$727 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 104.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.7
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 179.7
Height, Overall (in)
51.1 47.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down) 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 12.6 x 1.27
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
255/45ZR17 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XGG
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/45ZR17 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA YGH
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3214
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 360 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA LS1
Displacement
5.0L/303 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 350 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 18
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46

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