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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 55.25
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 49.00
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 22.4
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 - 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.1
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 3179
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 400 @ 6000
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
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

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