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 Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
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-
Second Hip Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Head Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
- -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
99.0 89.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 -TBD-
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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-
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.5
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-
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55ZR16 P225/40R18
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4165 3197
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 18 x 10
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 5600 282 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
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

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