Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 1999 Dodge Viper SRT

1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
1999 Dodge Viper SRT
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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 RT/10 Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door RT/10 Convertible 11 20 $59,038 $65,725
2-Door GTS Coupe 11 20 $61,238 $68,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$70,560
$59,038
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,100
$65,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1352 / month
$1095 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 53.8
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 75.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.90 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 175.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 43.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
99.0 96.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 6.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 13.0 x 0.87
Brake Type
Power Power
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 13.0 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 40.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size T155/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45ZR17 P335/30ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45ZR17 P275/35ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3440
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 18 x 13
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 18 x 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 18.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 650
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 490 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 8.0L/488
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 451 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V10
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 11
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 12.3
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.30
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Synchronized
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Seat Roadster
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Dodge Viper
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Lower Control Arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent

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