Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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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 Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $70,560 $81,100
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $110,400 $126,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,800
$70,560
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,000
$81,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$1352 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 55.4
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 53.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
43.8 50.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
50.7 51.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
94.5 99.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.20 4.90
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 177.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 7.9
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)
11.0 x .35 10.9 x 0.4
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 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.53 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/50R16 245/45ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2975 4125
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 17 x 8.25
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 8.25
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 100
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System
Supercharged SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2500-4800 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 302 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Lower Control Arms
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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