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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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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
2-Door Roadster SL550
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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
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$1945 / month
$1778 / month
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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
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 25 mpg
EPA Classification Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 42.9
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Head Room (in) 36.7 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) - 55.5
Front Hip Room (in) - 53.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.4 73.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62 62.9
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
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5 36.2
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3595 3935
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 10 18 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Fuel System MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 346 @ 5750 516 @ 1800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 (Est) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 (Est) 18
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Vehicle Name Aston Martin V8 Vantage Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style Coupe Roadster
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
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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