Compare 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2008 Audi TT

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2008 Audi TT
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2-Door Roadster 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 3.0L 17 26 $42,734 $45,950
2-Door Roadster 3.5L 18 26 $47,384 $50,950
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 22 $61,101 $65,700
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2-Door Coupe Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T 23 31 $32,365 $34,800
2-Door Roadster Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T 22 29 $34,225 $36,800
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 3.2L 17 24 $38,596 $41,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 3.2L 18 24 $39,898 $42,900
2-Door Roadster Manual quattro 3.2L 17 24 $41,386 $44,500
2-Door Roadster Automatic quattro 3.2L 18 24 $42,688 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,734
$32,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,950
$34,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$766 / month
$580 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class combines the romance of a small roadster with grand-touring comfort, as well as the poise and performance of a larger sportscar. The TT is a little more engaging to drive than before, but it doesn’t stand out in the crowd quite like the original one did when it was new.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.0 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 53.2
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 47.5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 97.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
161.5 164.5
Height, Overall (in)
51.1 53.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.8 (6.5 w/top down) - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr 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 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 35.96
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.16 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 2965
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.2 9.51
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbo Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2500 - 5000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 6100 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.08
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.46
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.46
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.99
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Audi TT
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-arm Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
3-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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