Compare 2000 BMW 3-Series vs 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class

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323Ci 2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 323Ci 2-Door Convertible 20 29 $31,650 $34,990
3 Series 323Ci 2-Door Coupe 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
3 Series 323i 4-Door Sedan 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
3 Series 323i 4-Door Wgn 20 29 $26,440 $29,200
3 Series 328Ci 2-Door Coupe 21 29 $30,750 $33,990
3 Series 328i 4-Door Sedan 21 29 $30,220 $33,400
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2-Door Convertible 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLK-Class 2-Door Convertible 3.2L 19 28 $44,733 $48,100
CLK-Class 2-Door Convertible 4.3L 17 24 $51,708 $55,600
CLK-Class 2-Door Coupe 3.2L 21 29 $38,688 $41,600
CLK-Class 2-Door Coupe 4.3L 18 25 $45,663 $49,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,650
$44,733
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,990
$48,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$583 / month
$802 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 36.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.9 48.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
32.0 27.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.0 76
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 44.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 180.2
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.9 58.0
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 59.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.7 9.4 roof up
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.3 x .39
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Channel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 15.85
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact 205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3560 3650
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 3500 229 @ 3000-4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5/152 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5500 215 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.93
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.49
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode)
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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