Who's the heaviest of them all? And who has the most horses? The 1998 Automotive News Market Data Book will answer these and other questions as specifications for cars and light trucks sold in the United States return to the annual reference source.
It will include a listing of specifications for all 1998 models and a preview of 16 vehicles for 1999.
The specifications section will contain two dozen statistics on each model, including information on vehicle sizes, fuel-tank capacities, safety equipment and types of engines and transmissions.
For the record, among listed 1998 vehicles, the heaviest are from Mercedes-Benz, with the CL600 and the S400 each weighing in at 4,960 pounds. The Chev-rolet Metro two-door and the Suzuki Swift three-door are the lightest, barely tipping the scales at 1,895 pounds.
As for horsepower, Lam-borghini's Diablo roadster roars with 492 under its hood, while the Chevy Metro coupe purrs along with 55.
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