Compare 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2006 Dodge Viper SRT

2006 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2006 Dodge Viper SRT
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 24 $86,397 $92,900
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $116,250 $125,000
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $121,737 $130,900
2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 13 19 $172,050 $185,000
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2-Door Convertible SRT10
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible SRT10 12 20 $74,592 $81,895
2-Door Coupe SRT10 12 20 $75,704 $83,145
Pricing
Invoice Price
$86,397
$74,592
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,900
$81,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1548 / month
$1365 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 36.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
57.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.1
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 175.6
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 47.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 98.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 (7.2 w/top down) 6.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 14.0 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 14.0 x 1.26
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 40.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.4
Tires
Rear Tire Size
285/35ZR18 P345/30ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/40ZR18 P275/35ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 3336
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 10.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 19 x 13.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 136
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/303 8.3L/505
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 500 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V10
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 525 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA EWC
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Trans Type
7 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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 12
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Dodge Viper
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Seat Roadster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Alum Control Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Alum Control Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link Independent

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