Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz CL Class vs 1998 Volvo C70

1998 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
1998 Volvo C70
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2-Door Coupe 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 5.0L 15 22 $79,950 $91,900
2-Door Coupe 6.0L 13 19 $117,710 $135,300
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 19 25 $34,795 $38,995
2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $35,770 $39,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,950
$34,795
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,900
$38,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1532 / month
$650 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.7 66.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.6
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.3 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
199.4 185.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
115.9 104.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x .48 - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.56 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.3 38.4
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
235/60R16 225/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
235/60R16 225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4695 3365
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 80
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/303 2.3L/142
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 5600 236 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbo Gas I5
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
347 @ 3900 243 @ 2700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.19
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 2.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.77
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 4.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.07
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Volvo C70
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Delta-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut

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