Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
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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 Coupe Carrera 4S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 16 23 $62,962 $73,000
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 16 23 $67,492 $78,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,540
$62,962
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,700
$73,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$662 / month
$1217 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
43.8 -TBD-
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Hip Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Head Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 167.7
Height, Overall (in)
50.7 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
94.5 89.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 55.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.20 4.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.50 (3.6 Top Down) -TBD-
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x .98 12.68 x -TBD-
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)
11.0 x .35 12.68 x -TBD-
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 19.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.53 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 38.5
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.47
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P225/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/50R16 P285/30R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3036 3197
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 18 x 10
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 24.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 115
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 282 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
Supercharged SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2500-4800 250 @ 5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 23
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 2.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.41
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent

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