Compare 2008 Lexus SC vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class

2008 Lexus SC
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
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2-Door Conv
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SC 430 2-Door Conv 16 23 $57,728 $66,355
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2-Door Convertible 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLK-Class 2-Door Convertible 3.5L 17 25 $50,685 $54,500
CLK-Class 2-Door Convertible 5.5L 15 21 $58,776 $63,200
CLK-Class 2-Door Convertible 6.3L AMG 12 18 $83,235 $89,500
CLK-Class 2-Door Coupe 3.5L 17 25 $43,198 $46,450
CLK-Class 2-Door Coupe 5.5L 15 22 $51,290 $55,150
CLK-Class 2-Door Coupe 6.3L AMG Black Series 12 19 $125,550 $135,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$57,728
$50,685
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$66,355
$54,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1106 / month
$908 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Lexus SC 430 offers a unique shape, a folding hardtop, and the Lexus experience, but the "bathtub" look is a major drawback in a class of beautiful convertibles. If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
27.1 30.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.0 81.0
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 46.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 53.2
Second Head Room (in)
33.9 36.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.6 48.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 52.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 183.2
Height, Overall (in)
53.1 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 58.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.8 8.6 (5.4 w/top down)
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 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)
12.1 x - TBD - 11.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
T145/70R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3840 3845
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.3L/262 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 5600 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 @ 3400 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.95 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus SC 430 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Body Style
2-Door Convertible 2 Door Cabriolet
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA 3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 5-Arm Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent

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