Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class vs 1999 BMW 3-Series

1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
1999 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 21 29 $35,320 $40,600
2-Door Cabriolet 19 28 $41,060 $47,200
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3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $21,100 $23,300
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $21,100 $23,300
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $23,530 $26,400
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 21 31 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 20 27 $29,265 $33,200
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $29,265 $33,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 20 29 $29,725 $33,400
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 21 31 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 19 26 $34,955 $39,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 20 27 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 17 25 $40,375 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 19 26 $40,375 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,320
$21,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,600
$23,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$677 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 32.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.7 87.0
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
45.9 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.2 165.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.0 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 55.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 15.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x .39 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.85 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
205/55HR16 P225/50WR16
Spare Tire Size
205/55HR16 P225/50WR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55HR16 P225/50WR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3240 2866
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 3000-4600 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5700 138 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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