Compare 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2005 Acura NSX

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2005 Acura NSX
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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
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2-Door Coupe MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe AT 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
2-Door Coupe MT 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,909
$79,213
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,300
$89,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1522 / month
$1483 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
57.8 48.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 36.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 52.5
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 44.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 174.2
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 46.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 99.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 59.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 5.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.1
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.9
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.24
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Variable Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
285/35ZR18 P255/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/40ZR18 P215/40ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 3153
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17" x 7"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 17" x 9.0"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 16.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 120
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/303 3.2L/194
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 290 @ 7100
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 224 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.43
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.72
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.07
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Acura NSX
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Open Top
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.72
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link Double-Wishbone

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