Compare 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2004 Chevrolet Corvette

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2004 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $82,584 $88,800
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 21 $111,647 $120,050
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $117,413 $126,250
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 25 $38,355 $43,835
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $44,480 $50,835
2-Door Hardtop Z06 19 28 $45,661 $52,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,584
$38,355
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,800
$43,835
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1480 / month
$731 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 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)
53.9 54.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.3 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 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)
51.0 47.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.00
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)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 40.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
255/40WR18 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XGG
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/35WR18 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA YGH
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)
4065 3214
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 110
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)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.00
Trans Type
7 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 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 - 0.90
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link 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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