Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2012 Porsche Boxster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2012 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Roadster SLK 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK 250 22 32 $39,525 $42,500
2-Door Roadster SLK 350 20 29 $50,964 $54,800
2-Door Roadster SLK 55 AMG 19 28 $62,775 $67,500
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 19 27 $43,110 $48,100
2-Door Roadster S 19 26 $52,560 $58,600
2-Door Roadster Spyder 19 26 $55,440 $61,800
2-Door Roadster S Black Edition 19 26 $58,500 $65,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,525
$43,110
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,500
$48,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$802 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
It may be the most pragmatic roadster of its kind, but the SLK 350 dares you to doubt its partying skills. Stylish, fun, and capable, the 2012 Porsche Boxster is one of the best roadsters around.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.0 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 33.5
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
162.8 172.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 (6.4 w/top down) 9.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 x 1.3 12.5 x 1.1
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)
11.8 x 0.4 11.8 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.1-13.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3308 2943
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2000 - 4300 214 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500 255 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.05
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
411 480
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.33
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5

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