The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class and the 2009 Audi TT are virtually equal competitors in performance, but they differ widely in price. The SLK's base price is £29,867, while the TT starts at £22,880 and tops out at £30,875.
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The 2009 Mercedes-Benz is placed on a 95.7-inch wheelbase, measures 161.5 inches long, 70.4 inches wide, and has a 1455kg. curb weight, according to Edmunds.com.
The 2009 TT sits on a 97.2-inch wheelbase, measures 164.5 inches long and 72.5 inches wide, and has a 1345kg. curb weight, according to Motor Trend.
The power hardtop convertible SLK is offered as the SLK300, SLK350 and the performance SLK55 AMG, which features sport-tuned suspension, V-8 engine and leather upholstery, according to Edmunds.com.
Trim levels for the TT are tied to engine size: the 2.0T features a 200-hp 2-litre turbocharged inline-four, and the 3.2 Quattro is equipped with the 250-hp 3.2-litre V-6, according to Edmunds.com.
The V-8-powered AMG can go 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds, while the SLK350 can achieve 0 to 60 in 6.3 seconds, according to Edmunds.com.
The 2-litre model takes 6.1 seconds to reach 60 mph from a dead stop, the 3.2-litre can do it in 5.5 seconds, while the automatic-driven 3.2 takes 5.3 seconds, according to Consumer Guide.
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