Compare 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2000 Porsche Boxster

2000 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2000 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $76,818 $82,600
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $119,924 $128,950
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2-Door Roadster Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 20 28 $36,261 $41,430
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 25 $36,261 $41,430
2-Door Roadster Manual S 18 26 $43,700 $49,930
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic S 17 24 $43,700 $49,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$76,818
$36,261
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$82,600
$41,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1377 / month
$691 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 171.0
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
99.0 95.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 9.1
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.7 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 11.5 x 0.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45WR17 P225/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45ZW17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 2778
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 192 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 217 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.43
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche Boxster
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Lower Control Arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .91
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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