Compare 2013 Ferrari California vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2013 Ferrari California
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 13 19 N/A $198,190
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2-Door Roadster SL 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL 550 17 25 $98,115 $105,500
2-Door Roadster SL 63 AMG 16 25 $135,594 $145,800
2-Door Roadster SL 65 AMG 14 21 $197,383 $212,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$98,115
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$198,190
$105,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3303 / month
$1758 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Ferrari California is a fun and stylish--and surprisingly practical--entry into Ferrari ownership. 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
13 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 50.5
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.9
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.8
Length, Overall (in)
179.6 181.8
Height, Overall (in)
52 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 101.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.1 73.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 13.5/8.5
Brakes
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)
14.2 12.6 x 0.9
Brake Type
NA Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.4 13.5 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 19.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR19 P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/40ZR19 P285/35R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 4001
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 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
NA NA
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
372 @ 5000 516 @ 1800 - 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.3 L/262 4.6L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
483 @ 7750 429 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.37 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 4.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ferrari California Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3.0 (Est) 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 (Est) 9.0

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