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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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TCC’s Bottom Line As the entry point to Ferrari ownership, the 2014 California balances performance, style, and practicality surprisingly well. 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 Minicompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 55.5
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Leg Room (in) - 42.9
Front Hip Room (in) - 53.6
Front Head Room (in) - 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.2 62.9
Length, Overall (in) 179.6 181.6
Height, Overall (in) 52 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.2 63
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 101.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.1 73.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12 8.5
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.4 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) 14.2 12.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6 19.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 36.2
Rear Tire Size P285/40ZR19 P285/35YR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40ZR19 P255/40YR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3825 3935
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 850 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 -
Displacement 4.3 L/262 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 483 @ 7750 429 @ 5250
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 372 @ 5000 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
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.86
Trans Order Code NA 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.82 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.92
Trans Type 7 7
Body Style Convertible Roadster
Vehicle Name Ferrari California Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 12.2 (Est) 9.2 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2.0 (Est) -
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