Compare 2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2000 Porsche Boxster

2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2000 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Roadster 2.3L Kompressor
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 2.3L Kompressor 21 31 $38,130 $41,000
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2-Door Roadster Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 20 28 $36,261 $41,430
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 25 $36,261 $41,430
2-Door Roadster Manual S 18 26 $43,700 $49,930
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic S 17 24 $43,700 $49,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,130
$36,261
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,000
$41,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$683 / month
$691 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
43.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
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 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.20 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 171.0
Height, Overall (in)
50.7 50.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 9.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x .35 11.5 x 0.8
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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 11.7 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/50R16 P225/50R16
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)
2975 2778
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
Supercharged SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2500-4800 192 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 217 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.43
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .91
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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