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Selected Style 2013 Aston Martin DBS 2-Door Roadster SL550
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL550 17 25 $98,115 $105,500
2-Door Roadster SL63 AMG 16 25 $135,594 $145,800
2-Door Roadster SL65 AMG N/A N/A $197,383 $212,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$98,115
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$105,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$1758 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class toughens up its image and its handling, but still feels more content as a grand touring grand dame.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) - 42.9
Front Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 50.5
Front Head Room (in) - 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) - 55.5
Passenger Capacity - 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 73.9
Track Width, Front (in) - 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 3.8
Length, Overall (in) - 181.8
Height, Overall (in) - 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in) - 63.0
Wheelbase (in) - 101.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.5/8.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.6 x 0.9
Brake Type - Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.5 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 36.2
Steering Type - Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size - NA
Front Tire Order Code - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - NA
Rear Tire Size - P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code - NA
Front Tire Size - P255/40R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4001
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 429 @ 5250
Engine Type - Turbocharged Gas V8
Fuel System - Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 516 @ 1800 - 3500
Engine Order Code - NA
Displacement - 4.6L/285
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again - NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Trans Order Code - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.37
Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.38
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.92
Trans Type - 7
Summary
Vehicle Name - Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style - Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Suspension Type - Front - Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 9.2
 
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