Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 1998 Porsche Boxster

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
1998 Porsche Boxster
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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 Roadster w/Tiptronic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 26 $35,895 $41,000
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 24 $35,895 $41,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,540
$35,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,700
$41,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$662 / month
$683 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
43.8 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.20 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 171.0
Height, Overall (in)
50.7 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
94.5 95.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 9.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x .98 11.74 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)
11.0 x .35 11.5 x 0.80
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 15.3
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.53 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
225/50R16 P225/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 2954
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 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)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 201 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
Supercharged SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2500-4800 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Tiptronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 2.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche Boxster
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent

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