Compare 2005 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class

2005 Chevrolet Corvette
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corvette 2-Door Convertible 18 28 $45,014 $51,445
Corvette 2-Door Coupe 18 28 $38,246 $43,710
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2-Door Convertible 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLK-Class 2-Door Convertible 3.2L 20 26 $49,848 $53,600
CLK-Class 2-Door Convertible 5.0L 17 25 $57,846 $62,200
CLK-Class 2-Door Convertible AMG 16 22 $76,260 $82,000
CLK-Class 2-Door Coupe 3.2L 20 28 $42,780 $46,000
CLK-Class 2-Door Coupe 5.0L 17 25 $50,778 $54,600
CLK-Class 2-Door Sport Coupe AMG 16 22 $65,007 $69,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,014
$49,848
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,445
$53,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$857 / month
$893 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.65 52.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.89 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 85.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.25 53.2
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.05 42.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 46.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 48.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.10 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.60 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
49.15 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.70 58.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.75 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
36.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.60 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.4 8.6 (5.4 w/top down)
Brakes
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)
12.8 x 1.3 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
12.0 x 1.0 11.4 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.3 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 245/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
N/A Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3199 3770
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
N/A Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
N/A - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 115
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 4400 229 @ 3000-4600
Engine Order Code
LS2 NA
Displacement
6.0L/364 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
400 @ 6000 215 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 3.95
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.69 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.49
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.42
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Cabriolet
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA Aluminum w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-Link w/Coil Springs

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