Compare 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2005 Chevrolet Corvette

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2005 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 $84,909 $91,300
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $114,669 $123,300
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $120,342 $129,400
2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 12 19 $169,353 $182,100
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 28 $38,246 $43,710
2-Door Convertible 18 28 $45,014 $51,445
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,909
$38,246
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,300
$43,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1522 / month
$729 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 43.05
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.65
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.89
Passenger Volume (ft³)
57.8 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 55.25
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 60.70
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 105.75
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 72.60
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 62.10
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.7
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 174.60
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 49.00
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 22.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.0 x 1.0
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 - 12.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
255/40ZR18 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact N/A
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/35ZR18 P285/35ZR19
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)
4065 3179
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.8
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 400 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LS2
Displacement
5.0L/303 6.0L/364
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 400 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 11.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.30
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
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-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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