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
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
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down) 24.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.0
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 39.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/45ZR17 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA YGH
Front Tire Size
255/45ZR17 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XGG
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3214
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 5-Link

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