Compare 2013 Audi R8 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2013 Audi R8
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Roadster SL550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL550 17 25 $98,115 $105,500
2-Door Roadster SL63 AMG 16 25 $135,594 $145,800
2-Door Roadster SL65 AMG 14 21 $197,383 $212,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$98,115
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$105,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$1758 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class toughens up its image and its handling, but still feels more content as a grand touring grand dame.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 17 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8
Length, Overall (in)
181.8
Height, Overall (in)
51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0
Wheelbase (in)
101.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5/8.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4001
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
516 @ 1800 - 3500
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
4.6L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
429 @ 5250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73
Trans Order Code
NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92
Trans Type
7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

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