Compare 2013 Audi S5 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2013 Audi S5
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $47,338 $50,900
2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige 17 26 $47,338 $50,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium Plus 18 28 $48,640 $52,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic Prestige 18 28 $48,640 $52,300
2-Door Cabriolet Premium Plus 18 26 $55,150 $59,300
2-Door Cabriolet Prestige 18 26 $55,150 $59,300
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2-Door Roadster SLK250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK250 22 32 $39,897 $42,900
2-Door Roadster SLK350 21 29 $51,522 $55,400
2-Door Roadster SLK55 AMG 19 28 $63,231 $67,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,338
$39,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,900
$42,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$848 / month
$715 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK is the least polarizing of the roadsters, but there's enough urgency to go with its elegant, mini-SL charm.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.0 49.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.5
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.200 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 162.8
Height, Overall (in)
53.9 51.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 95.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.2 10.1 (6.4 w/top down)
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3858 3308
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 229 @ 2000 - 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.133 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.778 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.667 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.520 1.72
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.919 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.222 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.158 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA 411
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.682 3.07
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi S5 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Body Style
Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 (2012) 7

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