Compare 2011 Audi TT vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2011 Nissan 370Z

2011 Audi TT
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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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2011 Nissan 370Z
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2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TT 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $35,619 $38,300
TT 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $35,619 $38,300
TT 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $38,409 $41,300
TT 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $38,409 $41,300
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2-Door Roadster SLK 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 300 17 26 $44,314 $47,650
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 350 19 25 $49,569 $53,300
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $30,680 $32,750
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $34,684 $37,450
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $29,464 $31,450
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $38,139 $40,830
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $33,483 $36,150
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $36,581 $39,500
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $40,280 $43,500
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual 18 25 $35,378 $38,200
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $39,077 $42,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,619
$44,314
$30,680
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,300
$47,650
$32,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$638 / month
$794 / month
$546 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Audi TT straddles the line between sporty cars and true sports cars--or is it the DMZ? A great performance car that starts just under $30,000, the 2011 Nissan 370Z comes close enough to Porsche performance to make you wonder.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact 2 Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
32.6 - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.5 - -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.5 42.9
Passenger Capacity
4 2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
29.3 - -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.9 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 52.2 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
73.9 49.0 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 4.84
Length, Overall (in)
164.5 161.5 167.2
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 51.1 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 61.0 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
97.2 95.7 100.4
Liftover Height (in)
31.1 - TBD - 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 70.4 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.1 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 9.8 (6.5 w/top down) 6.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.5 10.9 x 0.4 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.0 11.8 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.5 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.5 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.16 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 - TBD - 13.5
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45R17 225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD - T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P245/40R17 245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3153 3208 3269
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 8.5 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 11.2 9.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 90 150
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300-6000 228 @ 6000 332 @ 7000
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
TFSI SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1600-4200 221 @ 2500 - 5000 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA VQ37VHR
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26 26
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6 7
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.26 4.06 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.61 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 3.27 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.25 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.84 0.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.46 4.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.72 2.04
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Cpe 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi TT Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Nissan 370Z
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link 5-arm multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/stabilizer bar Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut 3-link independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/stabilizer bar Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 4 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 9.3 8.5

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