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 Leg Room (in)
42.5 33.5
Passenger Capacity
2 2
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 (6.4 w/top down) 9.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 36.4
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3308 2943
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500 255 @ 6400
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 27
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 8.5

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