Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 1998 Saab 900

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
1998 Saab 900
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 22 30 $34,540 $39,700
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3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic w/Sunroof S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic S 19 25 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 25 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 21 27 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual w/Sunroof S 21 27 $23,610 $24,500
5-Door Sedan Automatic S 20 26 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof S 20 26 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan Manual S 22 28 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan S Manual w/Sunroof S 22 28 $24,273 $26,955
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $27,911 $30,995
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $27,911 $30,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $28,811 $31,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $28,811 $31,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic S 20 26 $32,665 $36,395
2-Door Convertible Manual S 22 28 $32,665 $36,395
2-Door Convertible Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $37,765 $42,195
2-Door Convertible Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $37,765 $42,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,540
$23,610
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,700
$24,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$662 / month
$408 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 52.28
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
43.8 89.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 52.4
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 56.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.20 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
50.7 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 56.8
Wheelbase (in)
94.5 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 67.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 24.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x .35 10.16 X 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x .98 11.34 X 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.53 -TBD-
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/50R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3036 3030
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -TBD-
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2500-4800 170 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 185 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Supercharged SFI Turbo Charged EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.37
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) -TBD-
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Saab 900
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link H-Formed

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