Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 1998 Audi Cabriolet

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
1998 Audi Cabriolet
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 22 30 $34,540 $39,700
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 19 24 $30,424 $34,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,540
$30,424
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,700
$34,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$662 / month
$577 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
43.8 70.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 43.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 26.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
50.7 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 57.0
Wheelbase (in)
94.5 100.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 67.6
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.20 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 176.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 7.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x .98 10.9 x 0.98
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)
11.0 x .35 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.53 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.3
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/50R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3036 3364
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 172 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Supercharged SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2500-4800 184 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.8L/169
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 2.884
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.441
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.691
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.743
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.714
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Audi Cabriolet
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Torsion Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Panhard Rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar

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