Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2012 Porsche Cayman

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2012 Porsche Cayman
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2-Door Roadster SLK250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK250 22 32 $39,525 $42,500
2-Door Roadster SLK350 20 29 $50,964 $54,800
2-Door Roadster SLK55 AMG 19 28 $62,775 $67,500
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 27 $46,530 $51,900
2-Door Coupe S 19 26 $55,710 $62,100
2-Door Coupe R 19 27 $59,490 $66,300
2-Door Coupe S Black Edition 19 26 $60,570 $67,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,525
$46,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,500
$51,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$865 / 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. The 2012 Porsche Cayman is a potent mix of performance, comfort, and cargo space, and a leader in the sports car segment.
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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 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
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
162.8 172.3
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 51.3
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 (6.4 w/top down) 14.5
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.9
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 P235/50R/17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/55R/17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3308 2932
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
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
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2000 - 4300 221 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500 265 @ 7200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-Cyl
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.43
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.12
Trans Order Code
411 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.88
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche Cayman
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
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 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5

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