Compare 2008 Aston Martin DB9 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2008 Aston Martin DB9
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 10 16 N/A $163,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 11 18 N/A $168,600
2-Door Volante Manual 10 16 N/A $177,400
2-Door Volante Automatic 11 17 N/A $182,100
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2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8 14 21 $88,629 $95,300
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 12 17 $120,249 $129,300
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V12 11 18 $123,876 $133,200
2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 11 18 $174,096 $187,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$88,629
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$163,900
$95,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2732 / month
$1588 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Think of the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class as a big, luxurious grand tourer with a little bit of sportscar soul, and you're on the right track.
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Fuel Economy
City
10 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
16 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 57.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 80.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.4 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
50.0 51.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
108.1 100.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.6 10.2 (7.2 w/top down)
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
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)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 36.2
Steering Type
Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-&-pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/35ZR19 P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40ZR19 P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3880 4220
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
5.9L/362 5.5L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
470 @ 6000 382 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V12 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
442 @ 5000 391 @ 2800-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
10 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
16 21
Transmission
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin DB9 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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