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 Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 51.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
43.8 -TBD-
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 51.7
Second Head Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Hip Room (in)
- -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 167.7
Height, Overall (in)
50.7 51.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.50 (3.6 Top Down) -TBD-
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)
11.0 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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x .98 12.68 x -TBD-
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 19.4
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3036 3197
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 24.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 282 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 16
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-

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