Compare 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2012 Lamborghini Gallardo
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2-Door Coupe LP550-2
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe LP550-2 N/A N/A N/A $187,900
2-Door Coupe LP550-2 Bicolore N/A N/A N/A $196,995
2-Door Coupe LP560-4 Coupe 12 20 N/A $202,000
2-Door Convertible LP550-2 N/A N/A N/A $209,500
2-Door Convertible LP560-4 Spyder 12 20 N/A $225,400
2-Door Coupe LP570-4 Superleggera 13 20 N/A $237,600
2-Door Convertible LP570-4 Spyder Performante 13 20 N/A $248,000
2-Door Coupe LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale 13 20 N/A $256,300
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2-Door Coupe SLS AMG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SLS AMG 14 20 $176,328 $189,600
2-Door Convertible Roadster SLS AMG 14 20 $182,373 $196,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$176,328
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$187,900
$189,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3132 / month
$3160 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has those stunning gullwing doors, but but we'd take the Roadster any day--all the better to savor the sounds from that epic AMG V-8.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 14 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
36.0 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
45.0 41.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 66.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
171.1 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
45.9 49.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 105.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 76.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.9 6.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 x 1.3 15.4 x 1.4
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)
14.0 x 1.3 14.2 x 1.0
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 26.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 39.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/30ZR19 P295/30YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/35ZR19 P265/35YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3042 3573
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 11.0 20 x 11.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 19 x 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
21.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V10 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
397 @ 6500 479 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.2L/318 6.3L/379
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
550 @ 8000 563 @ 6800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 14
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.29
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.40
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.63
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Body Style
Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Lamborghini Gallardo Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 1

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