Compare 2005 Maserati Spyder vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2005 Maserati Spyder
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Convertible GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible GT 12 17 N/A $87,252
2-Door Convertible Cambiocorsa 12 17 N/A $91,415
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $84,909 $91,300
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $114,669 $123,300
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $120,342 $129,400
2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 12 19 $169,353 $182,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$84,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$87,252
$91,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1454 / month
$1522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
169.4 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
51.4 51.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
96.1 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 10.2
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.3 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.0 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-and-pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 36.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/35ZR18 285/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40ZR18 255/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3792 4065
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 143
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 4500 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/- TBD - 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
390 @ 7000 302 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
8.5 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.92
Trans Type
6-Speed 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.57 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Maserati Spyder Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-wishbone Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-wishbone 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs

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