Compare 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2008 Porsche Boxster

2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2008 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Roadster 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 3.0L 17 25 $41,060 $44,150
2-Door Roadster 3.5L 17 23 $45,988 $49,450
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $58,776 $63,200
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 20 29 $39,923 $45,800
2-Door Roadster Limited Edition 20 29 $43,512 $49,900
2-Door Roadster S 19 27 $48,590 $55,700
2-Door Roadster S Limited Edition 19 27 $52,267 $59,900
2-Door Roadster RS 60 Spyder 19 27 $55,970 $64,900
2-Door Roadster S Design Edition 2 19 27 $59,700 $68,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,060
$39,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,150
$45,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$736 / month
$763 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK doesn’t have the edgy driving experience of other roadsters, but it keeps you comfortable, looks fast, and is fast. The 2008 Porsche Boxster performs brilliantly, and looks and feels the part, delivering a modern take on the classic roadster experience.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
160.7 171.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.8 (6.5 w/top down) 9.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.78 x 0.79
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.73 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16 P235/50ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3215 2877
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
SMPI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2700 - 5000 201 @ 4600-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 6100 245 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.12
Trans Order Code
411 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.43
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
3-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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