Compare 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 13 19 N/A $116,700
2-Door Coupe S 14 21 N/A $130,700
2-Door Convertible 13 19 N/A $131,200
2-Door Convertible S 14 21 N/A $150,900
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2-Door Roadster SL 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL 550 18 25 $99,231 $106,700
2-Door Roadster SL 63 AMG 16 25 $136,989 $147,300
2-Door Roadster SL 65 AMG 14 21 $199,485 $214,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$99,231
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$116,700
$106,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1945 / month
$1778 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class feels content as a grand tourer, but it's sportier than you might expect.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Head Room (in)
36.7 39.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 181.6
Height, Overall (in)
49.6 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 63
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 101.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62 62.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 14.2
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 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 36.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40YR19 P255/40YR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35YR19 P285/35YR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3595 3935
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 10 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
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7000 429 @ 5250
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
346 @ 5750 516 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7 L/289 4.7 L/285
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 (Est) 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 (Est) 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.15 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Roadster
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 (Est) 9.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 8.5

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