Compare 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT

2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 13 19 N/A $122,400
2-Door Coupe S 13 19 N/A $136,700
2-Door Convertible 13 19 N/A $136,900
2-Door Convertible S S 13 19 N/A $150,900
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2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GT 14 20 $185,535 $199,500
2-Door Roadster SLS AMG GT 14 20 $191,580 $206,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$185,535
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$122,400
$199,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2040 / month
$3325 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is a stunning, capable, and luxurious grand touring super sports car--and it's tremendous fun.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Two Seater
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
36.7 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 66.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
49.4 49.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 105.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 76.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 6.2
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 - 15.4 x 1.4
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 - 14.2 x 1.0
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.2 26.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 P295/30YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR19 P265/35YR19
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3595 3573
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 19 x 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.5 20 x 11.0
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
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
346 @ 5750 479 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7L/289 6.3L/379
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7000 563 @ 6800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 14
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.29
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.40
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.63
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 2.79
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.19
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.72
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent double wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent double wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 1

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