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 SL550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL550 18 25 $99,231 $106,700
2-Door Roadster SL63 AMG 16 25 $136,989 $147,300
2-Door Roadster SL65 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
Front Head Room (in)
36.7 39.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.9
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 181.6
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 36.2
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P245/40YR19 P255/40YR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3595 3935
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7000 429 @ 5250
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 (Est) 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 (Est) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 (Est) 25
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Roadster
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
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 (Est)
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 8.5

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