Compare 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2005 Audi TT

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2005 Audi TT
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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 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 29 $30,910 $33,500
2-Door Roadster Automatic 20 28 $32,730 $35,500
2-Door Coupe quattro Manual 20 29 $34,100 $36,900
2-Door Roadster quattro Manual 20 29 $36,648 $39,700
2-Door Coupe quattro D.S. Automatic 22 27 $37,137 $40,150
2-Door Roadster quattro D.S. Automatic 22 27 $39,867 $43,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,909
$30,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,300
$33,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1522 / month
$558 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
57.8 58.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 52.1
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 48.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 20.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 69.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 159.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 95.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 13.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 9.1 x - TBD -
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 - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/35ZR18 P225/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/40ZR18 P225/45ZR17
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 2987
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 173 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
5.0L/303 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 180 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.56
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 6.01
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Audi TT
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Torsion-Beam Axle

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