Compare 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2008 Aston Martin Vantage

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2008 Aston Martin Vantage
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2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8 14 21 $88,629 $95,300
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 12 17 $120,249 $129,300
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V12 11 18 $123,876 $133,200
2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 11 18 $174,096 $187,200
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 13 20 N/A $111,300
2-Door Coupe Sportshift 13 20 N/A $115,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 13 20 N/A $124,300
2-Door Convertible Sportshift 13 20 N/A $128,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$88,629
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$95,300
$111,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1588 / month
$1855 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Think of the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class as a big, luxurious grand tourer with a little bit of sportscar soul, and you're on the right track.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
57.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.0 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 172.4
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 49.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 (7.2 w/top down) 10.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power 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 - TBD - 14.0 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 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 36.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40R18 P235/45ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4220 3594
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4800 302 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.5L/333 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000 380 @ 7300
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 13
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Aston Martin Vantage
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
4-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent

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