Compare 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2006 Porsche 911

2006 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2006 Porsche 911
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 24 $86,397 $92,900
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $116,250 $125,000
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $121,737 $130,900
2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 13 19 $172,050 $185,000
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2-Door Coupe Carrera
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Carrera 18 26 $62,248 $71,300
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 18 26 $67,326 $77,100
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 18 26 $71,091 $81,400
2-Door Coupe Carrera S 18 26 $71,091 $81,400
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 18 26 $76,081 $87,100
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 17 25 $76,081 $87,100
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera S 18 26 $79,846 $91,400
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4S 17 25 $84,836 $97,100
2-Door Coupe Carrera Club 18 26 N/A $99,911
Pricing
Invoice Price
$86,397
$62,248
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,900
$71,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1548 / month
$1188 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
57.8 - 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)
51.0 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 59.7
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 92.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 175.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 (7.2 w/top down) 4.8
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.77 x 0.94
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)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.52 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/40ZR18 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/35ZR18 P265/40ZR18
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 3075
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 10
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 274 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 3.6L/219
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 325 @ 6800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.32
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.91
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.61
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.08
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Cpe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche 911
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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