Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 1999 Porsche 911

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
1999 Porsche 911
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2-Door Kompressor Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Kompressor Roadster 21 30 $34,800 $40,000
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2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $56,290 $65,030
2-Door Carrera Coupe w/Tiptronic 16 25 $59,164 $68,450
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 24 $61,087 $70,480
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe w/Tiptronic 16 24 $63,961 $73,900
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $64,523 $74,460
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet w/Tiptronic 16 25 $67,397 $77,880
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 24 $69,037 $79,920
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet w/Tiptronic 16 24 $71,911 $83,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,800
$56,290
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,000
$65,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$1084 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
43.8 - TBD -
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.20 3.94
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 174.5
Height, Overall (in)
50.7 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
94.5 92.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 57.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.50 (3.6 Top Down) - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x .98 12.53 x 1.10
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 11.78 x 0.95
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 17.0
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 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
225/50R16 P255/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/50ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
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)
2975 2910
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 17 x 9
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 24.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement
2.3L/140 3.4L/207
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 296 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
Supercharged SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2500-4800 258 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.52
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche 911 Carrera
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/LSA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut

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