Compare 2014 Ferrari California vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2014 Ferrari California
2014 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 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$99,231
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$198,190
$106,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3303 / month
$1778 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
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
City
13 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.6
Front Head Room (in)
- 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.4 14.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 19.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.2
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P285/40ZR19 P285/35YR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3935
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
850 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
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
Displacement
4.3 L/262 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
483 @ 7750 429 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 (Est) 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 (Est) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 (Est) 25
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Roadster
Vehicle Name
Ferrari California Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 (Est) 9.2 (Est)

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