Compare 2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2000 Chevrolet Corvette

2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2000 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Roadster 2.3L Kompressor
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 2.3L Kompressor 21 31 $38,130 $41,000
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2-Door Hardtop
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Hardtop 17 25 $33,866 $38,705
2-Door Coupe 17 25 $34,370 $39,280
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $39,991 $45,705
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,130
$33,866
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,000
$38,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$683 / month
$645 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 54.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
43.8 51.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
94.5 104.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 62.03
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.20 1.44
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 179.7
Height, Overall (in)
50.7 47.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 24.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x .35 11.8 x 1.02
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 12.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 19.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.53 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating-Ball Power Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/50R16 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2975 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 525
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System
Supercharged SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2500-4800 350 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LS1
Displacement
2.3L/140 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 345 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
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 - 11.69
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 NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 2.90
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Hardtop
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46

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