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2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 13 19 N/A $118,650
2-Door Coupe Sportshift 14 20 N/A $123,450
2-Door Coupe Manual N420 13 19 N/A $129,900
2-Door Convertible Manual 13 19 N/A $131,650
2-Door Coupe Sportshift N420 14 20 N/A $134,700
2-Door Convertible Sportshift 14 20 N/A $136,450
2-Door Coupe Sportshift S 14 20 N/A $136,700
2-Door Convertible Manual N420 13 19 N/A $142,900
2-Door Convertible Sportshift N420 14 20 N/A $147,700
2-Door Convertible Sportshift S 14 20 N/A $149,700
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2-Door Roadster SL550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL550 14 22 $96,395 $103,650
2-Door Roadster SL63 AMG 12 19 $130,609 $140,440
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$96,395
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$118,650
$103,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1978 / month
$1728 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
A powerful near-exotic luxury convertible, or a grand tourer with German precision? The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class is both.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 50.0
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.9
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
49.6 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 10.2 (7.2 w/top down)
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.0 x - TBD - 13.0 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)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.62 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 36.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR19 P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3595 4220
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.5 18 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
346 @ 5000 391 @ 2800-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7L/289 5.5L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7300 382 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 14
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.38
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent double wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent double wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 2

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