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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Volante Manual 11 17 N/A $198,115
2-Door Volante Automatic 13 20 N/A $203,015
2-Door Coupe Automatic 13 20 N/A $189,915
2-Door Coupe Manual 11 17 N/A $184,615
2-Door Coupe Automatic Luxury 13 20 N/A $196,160
2-Door Coupe Automatic Sport 13 20 N/A $196,551
2-Door Volante Automatic Luxury 13 20 N/A $209,260
2-Door Volante Automatic Sport 13 20 N/A $209,651
2-Door Roadster SL550
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL550 13 21 $95,418 $102,600
2-Door Roadster SL63 AMG 12 19 $129,316 $139,050
2-Door Roadster SL65 AMG 11 18 $184,838 $198,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$95,418
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$184,615
$102,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3077 / month
$1710 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class can be a luxury grand tourer and a high-energy exotic, all at once, if you order properly.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 11 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) - TBD - -
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 42.9
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.9
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 78.0 50.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.5 180.4
Height, Overall (in) 50.0 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 60.5
Wheelbase (in) 108.0 100.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 81.4
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.0 10.2 (7.2 w/top down)
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.9
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.0 x - TBD - 13.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 36.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/40ZR19 P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P275/35ZR19 P285/35R18
Rear 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
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
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 Electonic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 443 @ 5000 391 @ 2800-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 11 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 13 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.38
Summary
Vehicle Name Aston Martin DB9 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 5-Arm Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 14.3 11.0
 
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