Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 1999 Porsche Boxster

1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
1999 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $70,560 $81,100
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $110,400 $126,900
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2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 26 $35,895 $41,000
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 24 $35,895 $41,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$70,560
$35,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,100
$41,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1352 / month
$683 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.90 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 171.0
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
99.0 95.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 9.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 11.50 x 0.80
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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 11.74 x 0.95
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 17.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45ZR17 P225/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45ZR17 P205/55R16
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)
4125 2866
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 2.5L/153
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 201 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Tiptronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 4.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Lower Control Arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent

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