Compare 2010 Lotus Elise vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2010 Lotus Elise
2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $47,250
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,990
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2-Door Roadster SLK 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK 300 18 26 $43,617 $46,900
2-Door Roadster SLK 350 18 25 $48,267 $51,900
2-Door Roadster SLK 55 AMG 14 22 $61,984 $66,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$43,617
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,250
$46,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$782 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class has the poise and performance of a sports car and the soul of a sunny roadster.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 48.8
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.5
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
44.0 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
90.5 95.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
149.0 161.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 9.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
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)
- TBD - 10.9 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)
11.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 34.5
Steering Type
Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.16
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P175/50R16 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P245/40R17
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2010 3208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 6800 221 @ 2500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
189 @ 7800 228 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.12 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.72
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA 411
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lotus Elise Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 3-Link w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 5-Link w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5

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