Compare 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2004 Porsche Boxster

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2004 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 $82,584 $88,800
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 21 $111,647 $120,050
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $117,413 $126,250
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2-Door Roadster Tiptronic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual 20 29 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic 18 26 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster 6-Speed Manual S 18 26 $45,001 $51,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic S 17 26 $45,001 $51,600
2-Door Roadster 6-Speed Manual S SE 18 26 $52,267 $59,900
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic S SE 17 26 $52,267 $59,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,584
$37,121
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,800
$42,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1480 / month
$710 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.3 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 170.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 9.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.7 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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.8
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
285/35WR18 P225/50ZR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/40WR18 P205/55ZR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 2936
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/303 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 228 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
SMPI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 192 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.41
Trans Type
7 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/Tiptronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 4.02
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche Boxster
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .91
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link Independent

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