Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 1999 Saab 9-3

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
1999 Saab 9-3
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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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3-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 19 25 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 19 25 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Manual 20 27 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 20 27 $24,346 $25,900
5-Door HB Automatic 19 25 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 19 25 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual 20 27 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 20 27 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual SE 19 27 $29,703 $31,700
5-Door HB Automatic SE 19 27 $30,640 $32,700
3-Door HB Manual Viggen 20 25 $33,620 $37,750
2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 25 $36,610 $39,450
2-Door Convertible Manual 20 27 $36,610 $39,450
2-Door Convertible Manual SE 19 27 $39,899 $42,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE 19 25 $40,830 $43,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,800
$24,346
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,000
$25,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$432 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 52.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
43.8 89.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 52.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 56.8
Wheelbase (in)
94.5 102.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 67.4
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.20 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
50.7 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 21.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x .35 11.26 x - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.53 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.4
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/50R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2975 2990
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 65
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Supercharged SMPI Turbo Charged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2500-4800 194 @ 2100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 185 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 1.76
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.18
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Saab 9-3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Torsion Beam
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 -

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