Compare 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2016 Porsche Cayman

2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2016 Porsche Cayman
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2-Door Roadster SLK 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK 300 25 32 $43,710 $47,000
2-Door Roadster SLK 350 21 29 $55,056 $59,200
2-Door Roadster AMG SLK 55 19 28 $67,518 $72,600
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 20 30 N/A $52,600
2-Door Coupe Black Edition N/A N/A N/A $59,200
2-Door Coupe S 20 28 N/A $64,100
2-Door Coupe GTS 19 26 N/A $75,200
2-Door Coupe GT4 18 23 N/A $84,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,710
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,000
$52,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$783 / month
$877 / 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 Cayman offers most of the driving satisfaction and practicality of the fabled 911—and perhaps with even more thrills.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
48.8 48
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 97.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 60.1
Length, Overall (in)
162.8 172.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.4 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 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)
12.7 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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40YR17 P265/45ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45YR17 P235/45ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3241 2888
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8.5 18 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1300 213 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.7 L/165
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5550 275 @ 7400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 30
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50 3.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.89
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 1.46
Trans Type
9 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.93 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA 480
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK Porsche Cayman
Body Style
Roadster Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 340

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