Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 1998 Audi Cabriolet

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
1998 Audi Cabriolet
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 22 30 $34,540 $39,700
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 19 24 $30,424 $34,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,540
$30,424
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,700
$34,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$662 / month
$577 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
43.8 70.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 51.7
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 43.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 26.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 57.0
Wheelbase (in)
94.5 100.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 67.6
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.20 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
50.7 54.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 7.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x .35 9.6 x 0.39
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)
11.3 x .98 10.9 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.3
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.53 17.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/50R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3036 3364
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Supercharged SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2500-4800 184 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.8L/169
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 172 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.691
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.743
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.714
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 2.884
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.441
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Audi Cabriolet
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Torsion Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Panhard Rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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