Compare 2012 Lotus Exige vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2012 Lotus Exige
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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2-Door Roadster SLK 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 250 22 32 $39,525 $42,500
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 350 20 29 $50,964 $54,800
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 55 AMG 19 28 $62,775 $67,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$39,525
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$42,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$708 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 22 mpg
Highway
- 32 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
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
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
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
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
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
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual
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
- 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -

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