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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual
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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 Coupe Sportshift N420 14 20 N/A $134,700
2-Door Coupe Sportshift S 14 20 N/A $136,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 13 19 N/A $131,650
2-Door Convertible Sportshift 14 20 N/A $136,450
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
2-Door Roadster SL550
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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 13 mpg 14 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 42.9
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.9
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.4 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) - TBD - 61.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.6 10.2 (7.2 w/top down)
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35ZR19 P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40ZR19 P255/40R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3595 4220
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 10.5 18 x 9.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 760
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 420 @ 7300 382 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 22
Transmission
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) 3.91 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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style Coupe Convertible
Vehicle Name Aston Martin V8 Vantage Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 12.2 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 2
 
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