Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 1999 Porsche Boxster

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
1999 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Kompressor Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Kompressor Roadster 21 30 $34,800 $40,000
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2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 26 $35,895 $41,000
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 24 $35,895 $41,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,800
$35,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,000
$41,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$683 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
43.8 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
50.7 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
94.5 95.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.20 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 171.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 9.1
Brakes
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 11.50 x 0.80
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)
11.3 x .98 11.74 x 0.95
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 17.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.53 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/50R16 P225/50R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2975 2866
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 201 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
Supercharged SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2500-4800 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.5L/153
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Tiptronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.74
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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