Compare 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2003 Dodge Viper SRT

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2003 Dodge Viper SRT
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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 Convertible SRT-10
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible SRT-10 12 21 $72,471 $79,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,971
$72,471
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,990
$79,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1433 / month
$1333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 84.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 175.5
Height, Overall (in)
51.1 47.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 98.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down) 6.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 13.0 x 0.87
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 13.0 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 40.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/45ZR17 P345/30ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/45ZR17 P275/35ZR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3357
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 19 x 13
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 525 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA EWC
Displacement
5.0L/303 8.3L/505
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 500 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V10
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 12
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 12
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.30
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA DEC
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Seat Roadster
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Dodge Viper
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Lower Control Arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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