Compare 2005 Dodge Viper vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2005 Dodge Viper
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Convertible SRT10
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Viper 2-Door Convertible SRT10 12 20 $74,503 $81,795
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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
$74,503
$84,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,795
$91,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1363 / month
$1522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
47.6 51.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 100.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.8 10.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x 1.26 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)
14.0 x 1.26 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 36.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-and-pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 18.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T155/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P345/30ZR19 285/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/35ZR18 255/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3410 4065
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 13.0 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 10.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
525 @ 4200 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code
EWC NA
Displacement
8.3L/505 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
500 @ 5600 302 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V10 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 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)
12 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
DEC NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Seat Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Dodge Viper Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Alum Control Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Alum Control Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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