Compare 2006 Cadillac XLR vs 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2006 Cadillac XLR
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $71,508 $76,480
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Roadster 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Roadster 3.0L 19 27 $39,897 $42,900
Roadster 3.5L 18 25 $43,664 $46,950
Roadster 5.5L AMG 16 22 $57,195 $61,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$71,508
$39,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$76,480
$42,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1275 / month
$715 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-seater 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 52.2
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.61 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.7 160.7
Height, Overall (in)
50.4 51.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 95.7
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.3 70.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 max 4.4 min 9.8 (6.5 w/top down)
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.3 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.0 10.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 - TBD -
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 34.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable vehicle-speed-sensitive
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 225/50WR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 205/55WR16
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3647 3209
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 4400 221 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code
LH2 NA
Displacement
4.6L/279 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 6400 228 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.02 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.21 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
MX0 411
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac XLR Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Body Style
2 Door Conv 2 Door Coupe/Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA double wishbone Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-arm multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
SLA double wishbone Coil Springs

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