Compare 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2004 Audi S4

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2004 Audi S4
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $82,584 $88,800
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 21 $111,647 $120,050
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $117,413 $126,250
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4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Manual 15 21 $41,166 $45,650
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Manual 15 21 $42,056 $46,650
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Automatic 18 24 $42,288 $46,800
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Automatic 18 24 $43,178 $47,800
2-Door Cabriolet quattro AWD Manual 15 21 $48,464 $53,850
2-Door Cabriolet quattro AWD Automatic 18 23 $49,586 $55,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,584
$41,166
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,800
$45,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1480 / month
$761 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 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)
53.9 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.3 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)
60.5 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)
51.0 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 13.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.87
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)
12.3 x - TBD - 13.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
255/40WR18 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/40ZR18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/35WR18 P235/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 3825.3
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 302 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 340 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.46
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Audi S4
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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