Compare 2005 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2005 Chevrolet Corvette
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL 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 Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $84,909 $91,300
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $120,342 $129,400
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $114,669 $123,300
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 12 19 $169,353 $182,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,014
$84,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,445
$91,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$857 / month
$1522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.05 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.65 53.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.89 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.25 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
36.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.60 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.10 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.60 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
49.15 51.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.70 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.75 100.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.4 10.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.0 11.8 x - TBD -
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 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 36.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-and-pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.3 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 18.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
N/A Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 285/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 255/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3199 4065
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.0 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
N/A - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
N/A - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 4400 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code
LS2 NA
Displacement
6.0L/364 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
400 @ 6000 302 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Clutch Size (in)
11.69 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.86
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent 4-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 -

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