Compare 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2003 Audi A4

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2003 Audi A4
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 15 22 $79,971 $85,990
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $105,323 $113,250
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4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T 22 31 $22,684 $25,100
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.8T 23 29 $23,806 $26,250
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Manual 1.8T 21 29 $24,434 $26,850
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Manual 1.8T 21 29 $25,324 $27,850
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Automatic 1.8T 20 28 $25,556 $28,000
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Automatic 1.8T 20 28 $26,446 $29,000
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.0L 20 28 $28,681 $31,740
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Manual 3.0L 18 25 $29,409 $32,440
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Manual 3.0L 18 25 $30,299 $33,440
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Automatic 3.0L 18 26 $30,431 $33,490
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Automatic 3.0L 18 26 $31,321 $34,490
2-Door Cabriolet CVT 1.8T 23 30 $31,549 $34,950
2-Door Cabriolet CVT 3.0L 20 27 $37,368 $41,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,971
$22,684
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,990
$25,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1433 / month
$418 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 90.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 179.0
Height, Overall (in)
51.1 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down) 13.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.3 x 0.39
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
255/45ZR17 P205/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P205/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/45ZR17 P205/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3252
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 170 @ 5900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.43
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.18
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Audi A4
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Lower Control Arms Four Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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