Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 1999 Dodge Viper SRT

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
1999 Dodge Viper SRT
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2-Door Kompressor Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Kompressor Roadster 21 30 $34,800 $40,000
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2-Door RT/10 Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door RT/10 Convertible 11 20 $59,038 $65,725
2-Door GTS Coupe 11 20 $61,238 $68,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,800
$59,038
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,000
$65,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$1095 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 53.8
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
43.8 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
50.7 43.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
94.5 96.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 75.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.20 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 175.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 6.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x .35 13.0 x 0.87
Brake Type
Power Power
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 13.0 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.53 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 40.5
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P275/35ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/50R16 P335/30ZR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2975 3440
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 18 x 13
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 10
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 18.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 650
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V10
Fuel System
Supercharged SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2500-4800 490 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 8.0L/488
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 451 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 11
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 12.3
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.30
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Synchronized
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Seat Roadster
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Dodge Viper
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Coil-Shock Units

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