Compare 2012 Audi TTS vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2012 Audi TTS
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $43,710 $47,000
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $43,710 $47,000
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $46,500 $50,000
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $46,500 $50,000
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2-Door Roadster SLK 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK 250 22 32 $39,525 $42,500
2-Door Roadster SLK 350 20 29 $50,964 $54,800
2-Door Roadster SLK 55 AMG 19 28 $62,775 $67,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,710
$39,525
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,000
$42,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$783 / month
$708 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
It may be the most pragmatic roadster of its kind, but the SLK 350 dares you to doubt its partying skills.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
73.9 49.0
Second Head Room (in)
32.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
97.2 95.7
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
165.3 162.8
Height, Overall (in)
53.0 51.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 10.1 (6.4 w/top down)
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 0.9 11.8 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 x 1.2 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/35R19 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/35R19 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3308
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500-5000 229 @ 2000 - 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 201 @ 5500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 (2011) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 (2011) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 (2011) 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.26 4.06
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA 411
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77/3.44 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.72
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Audi TTS Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 (2011) 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2011) - TBD -

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