Compare 1998 Volvo C70 vs 1998 Mercedes-Benz CL Class

1998 Volvo C70
1998 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 19 25 $34,795 $38,995
2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $35,770 $39,970
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2-Door Coupe 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 5.0L 15 22 $79,950 $91,900
2-Door Coupe 6.0L 13 19 $117,710 $135,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,795
$79,950
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,995
$91,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$650 / month
$1532 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 31.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 36.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
66.5 92.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 61.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 37.2
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.9 115.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 75.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
185.7 199.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x .48
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 38.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 14.56
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/45ZR17 235/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/45ZR17 235/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3365 4695
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 2700 347 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/142 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
236 @ 5100 315 @ 5600
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I5 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.99 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.00 2.65
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volvo C70 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Delta-Link 5-Link

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