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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 9.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 17.0
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45ZR17 P205/55R16
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
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 2866
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 201 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
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/
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche Boxster
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Lower Control Arms Independent

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