Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 1999 Acura NSX

1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
1999 Acura NSX
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $70,560 $81,100
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $110,400 $126,900
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2-Door NSX Coupe 3.0L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door NSX Coupe 3.0L Automatic 18 24 $73,357 $84,000
2-Door NSX Coupe 3.2L Manual 17 24 $73,357 $84,000
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.0L Automatic 18 24 $76,850 $88,000
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.2L Manual 17 24 $76,850 $88,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$70,560
$73,357
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,100
$84,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1352 / month
$1400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 52.5
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 44.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 36.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 48.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 46.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
99.0 99.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.90 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 174.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 5.0
Brakes
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)
10.9 x 0.4 11.9 x 0.91
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)
11.8 x 1.1 11.7 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.07
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45ZR17 P215/45ZR16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size 165/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45ZR17 P245/40ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3110
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 16" x 7"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 17" x 8.5"
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 17.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 -TBD-
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 252 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 210 @ 5300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 3.0L/181
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 1.909
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.551
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 4.428
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.684
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.611
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.025
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Acura NSX
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Lower Control Arms Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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