Compare 2003 Acura NSX vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2003 Acura NSX
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.2L Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.0L Automatic 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.2L Manual 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 15 22 $79,971 $85,990
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $105,323 $113,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,213
$79,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$89,000
$85,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1483 / month
$1433 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 53.2
Front Head Room (in)
36.3 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
48.9 50.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 54.0
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.2 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
46.1 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
99.6 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 72.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down)
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.9 10.9 x 0.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack-and-pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.24 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40ZR17 255/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/40ZR17 255/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3153 4125
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17" x 9.0" 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17" x 7" 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
224 @ 5500 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/194 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 7100 302 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.717 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.066 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.428 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.914 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.186 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.956 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.062 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.125 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura NSX Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
2 Door Open Top 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Lower Control Arms
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.72 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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