Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2013 Porsche Cayman

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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2-Door Roadster SLK250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK250 22 32 $39,897 $42,900
2-Door Roadster SLK350 21 29 $51,522 $55,400
2-Door Roadster SLK55 AMG 19 28 $63,231 $67,990
2013 Porsche Cayman
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,897
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,900
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$715 / month
$0 / month
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 Leg Room (in)
42.5
Passenger Capacity
2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
95.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
162.8
Height, Overall (in)
51.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 (6.4 w/top down)
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD -
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3308
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2000 - 4300
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9

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