Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2011 Lotus Elise

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2011 Lotus Elise
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2-Door Roadster SLK 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK 300 17 26 $44,314 $47,650
2-Door Roadster SLK 350 19 25 $49,569 $53,300
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $51,845
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,314
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,650
$51,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$794 / month
$864 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.0 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.1 44.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 90.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
161.5 149.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.8 (6.5 w/top down) - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 - TBD -
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 0.4 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 10.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Manual
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.16 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P175/50R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 P225/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 1984
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2500 - 5000 133 @ 6800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 6000 190 @ 7800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.48
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.05
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Lotus Elise
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
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.)
w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
3-link independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6

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