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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 14 21 $197,383 $212,240
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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
EPA Classification 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9
Passenger Capacity 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.0
Wheelbase (in) 101.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.5/8.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3
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
Front Tire Size P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4001
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Displacement 4.6L/285
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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20
Clutch Size (in) NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92
Trans Type 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style Convertible
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
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
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.0
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