Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

1998 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $69,510 $79,900
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 14 20 $108,750 $125,000
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2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 16 23 $62,962 $73,000
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 16 23 $67,492 $78,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,510
$62,962
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,900
$73,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1332 / month
$1217 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 51.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Hip Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Head Room (in)
- -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 55.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 167.7
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
99.0 89.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 -TBD-
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 12.68 x -TBD-
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 12.68 x -TBD-
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 38.5
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.47
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55ZR16 P285/30R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55ZR16 P225/40R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4165 3197
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 18 x 10
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 24.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
345 @ 3900 250 @ 5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303.5 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 5600 282 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 2.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.44
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Lower Control Arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent

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