Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2013 INFINITI G37 Convertible

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2013 INFINITI G37 Convertible
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2-Door Roadster SLK 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK 250 22 32 $39,897 $42,900
2-Door Roadster SLK 350 21 29 $51,522 $55,400
2-Door Roadster SLK 55 AMG 19 28 $63,231 $67,990
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2-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Base 17 25 $44,349 $47,900
2-Door Sport 6MT 16 24 $48,828 $52,750
2-Door IPL N/A N/A $56,865 $61,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,897
$44,349
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,900
$47,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$715 / month
$798 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK is the least polarizing of the roadsters, but there's enough urgency to go with its elegant, mini-SL charm.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 43.9
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.0 78.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 45.8
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
162.8 183.3
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 55.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 (6.4 w/top down) - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.4 13.0 x 0.6
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 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P225/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
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)
3308 4078
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500 325 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2000 - 4300 267 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 25
Transmission
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 3.19
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
Trans Order Code
411 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 4.92
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 2.04
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class INFINITI G37 Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 9.1

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