Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2013 Porsche Cayman

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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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
2013 Porsche Cayman
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,897
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,900
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$715 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.0
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 N/A mpg
Highway
32 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater -
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.0 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 -
Passenger Capacity
2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
162.8 -
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 -
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 -
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 (6.4 w/top down) -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 x 1.3 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.4 -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 -
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 -
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 -
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3308 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2000 - 4300 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
1.8L/110 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500 -
Engine Type
Gas I4 -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 -
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 -
Trans Type
6 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
411 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class -
Body Style
2 Door Roadster -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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