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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8
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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
2-Door Coupe Manual
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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
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$95,300
$111,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1588 / month
$1855 / month
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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
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2 Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 57.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 80.0 73.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 (7.2 w/top down) 10.6
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack-&-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P285/35R18 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/40R18 P235/45ZR18
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 - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4220 3594
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 5.5L/333 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 382 @ 6000 380 @ 7300
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 391 @ 2800-4800 302 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Aston Martin Vantage
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
 
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