Model Compare

Comparing the "2006 Lotus Elise", "2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class", "2006 Porsche Boxster" and "2006 BMW 330"

Overview

MSRP

$42,990

$42,900

$45,000

$36,600

MPG (Combined)

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Engine

190-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (premium)

228-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)

240-hp, 2.7-liter H-6 (premium)

255-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)

Transmission

6-speed manual w/OD

6-speed manual w/OD ,

7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual ,

5-speed manual w/OD ,

6-speed manual w/OD

6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual ,

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual ,

6-speed manual w/OD

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Seats

2

2

2

5

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Pricing

List Price

$43,915

$43,675

$45,795

$37,295

MSRP

$42,990

$42,900

$45,000

$36,600

Invoice Price

--

$39,897

--

$33,485

Destination Charge

$925

$775

$795

$695

Fuel Economy

Combined MPG

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

City MPG

24

20

20

21

Highway MPG

29

27

29

30

Convenience

Cruise Control

Not available

Standard

Standard

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Not available

Not available

Not available

Available

Compass

Not available

Not available

Not available

Available

Illuminated Vanity Mirrors

Not available

Available: Driver and passenger

Driver and passenger

Driver and passenger

Steering Wheel Material

Leather

Leather

Leather

Leather

Gear Shift Knob Trim

Aluminum

Leather

Leather

Leather/metal-look

Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Not available

Standard

Standard

Standard

Clock

In-radio display

Analog

In-dash

In-dash

12-Volt DC Power Outlet

Not available

1

1

2

Retained Accessory Power

Not available

Standard

Not available

Standard

Dome Light

Not available

Fade

Delay

Fade

Glovebox Light

Not available

Standard

Standard

Standard

Map Light

Not available

Front

Not available

Front & rear

Cargo Light

Not available

Standard

Standard

Standard

Cupholders

Available: Front

Front

Front

Front and rear

Programmable Garage-Door Opener

Not available

Available

Standard

Available

Voice Recorder

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Tire Mobility Kit

Not available

Standard

Standard

Not available

Rearview Mirror

Day-night

Day-night

Day-night

Day-night

Rear Window Defogger

Not available

Standard

Standard

Standard

Floor Mats

Carpet front

Carpet front

Available: Carpet front

Not available

USB Ports

Not available

Not available

Not available

Available

Hands Free Auto-Opening Liftgate/Trunk

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Proximity Key

Not available

Not available

Not available

Available

Specifications

Length

149.0 "

160.7 "

171.6 "

178.2 "

Wheelbase

90.6 "

95.7 "

95.1 "

108.7 "

Front Track

57.4 "

60.2 "

58.7 "

59.1 "

Rear Track

59.3 "

61.0 "

60.4 "

59.6 "

Width

67.7 "

70.4 "

70.9 "

71.5 "

Turning Radius

16.4 '

17.3 '

18.2 '

18.0 '

Height

45.0 "

51.0 "

51.0 "

55.9 "

Horsepower

190 @ 7,800 rpm

228 @ 6,000 rpm

240 @ 6,400 rpm

255 @ 6,600 rpm

Torque

138 @ 6,800 rpm

221 @ 2,700 rpm

199 @ 4,700 rpm

220 @ 2,750 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity

10.6 gal.

18.5 gal.

16.9 gal.

15.9 gal.

Bore and Stroke

3.23 / 3.35 "

3.46 / 3.23 "

3.37 / 3.07 "

3.35 / 3.46 "

Drag Coefficient

Not available

.33

.29

.30

Curb Weight

1,984 lbs.

3,209 lbs.

2,855 lbs.

3,417 lbs.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

Not available

Not available

Not available

4,475 lbs.

Maximum Trailer Weight

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Passenger Volume

Not available

49 cu.ft.

Not available

93 cu.ft.

Front Legroom

43.5 "

42.5 "

41.6 "

41.5 "

Front Headroom

36.5 "

37.9 "

38.4 "

37.4 "

Front Hip Room

Not available

54.6 "

53.4 "

Not available

Front Shoulder Room

Not available

52.2 "

51.7 "

55.4 "

Rear Legroom

Not available

Not available

Not available

34.6 "

Rear Headroom

Not available

Not available

Not available

37.1 "

Rear Hip Room

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Rear Shoulder Room

Not available

Not available

Not available

55.1 "

Maximum Luggage Volume

4.1 cu.ft.

9.8 cu.ft.

9.9 cu.ft.

12.0 cu.ft.

Interior Cargo Volume

4.1 cu.ft.

6.5 cu.ft.

9.9 cu.ft.

12.0 cu.ft.

Interior Cargo Volume Seats Folded

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Maximum Interior Cargo Volume

4.1 cu.ft.

9.8 cu.ft.

9.9 cu.ft.

12.0 cu.ft.

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