Compare 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2016 Porsche Boxster

2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2016 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Roadster AMG SLK 55
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLK 2-Door Roadster AMG SLK 55 19 28 $67,518 $72,600
SLK 2-Door Roadster SLK 300 25 32 $43,710 $47,000
SLK 2-Door Roadster SLK 350 21 29 $55,056 $59,200
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Boxster 2-Door Roadster 20 30 N/A $52,100
Boxster 2-Door Roadster Black Edition 20 30 N/A $59,100
Boxster 2-Door Roadster GTS 19 26 N/A $74,600
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S 20 28 N/A $63,900
Boxster 2-Door Roadster Spyder 18 24 N/A $82,100
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Invoice Price
$67,518
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,600
$52,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1210 / month
$868 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is more of a weekend-getaway machine than a canyon-carver; but with mini-SL style and some unrivaled tech features, if offers up roadster thrills with fewer sacrifices in comfort. The 2016 Porsche Boxster is a thrill to drive; but beyond that it's a great car in nearly every way, and one of the best-value sports cars you can get.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters Two Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
48.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.6
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 97.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61 60.1
Length, Overall (in)
163.2 172.2
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 50.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.4 9.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/35YR18 P265/45ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40YR18 P235/45ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3583 2888
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 18 X 9
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 4500 206 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.5 L/333 2.7 L/165
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
415 @ 6800 265 @ 6700
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded H-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.89
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.46
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK Porsche Boxster
Body Style
Roadster Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 340
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120

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