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 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
$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 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
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 50.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 13.5/8.5
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 19.8
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 x 8.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
372 @ 5000 516 @ 1800 - 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 25
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.92
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Ferrari California Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
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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