Compare 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2010 Audi R8

2010 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2010 Audi R8
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2010 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L 12 19 $106,206 $114,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 4.2L 13 18 $114,669 $123,300
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 5.2L 12 20 $135,780 $146,000
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 5.2L 13 20 $144,243 $155,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$106,206
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$114,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$1903 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class roadsters challenge luxury grand tourers and high-energy exotics alike with stupendously powerful engines and enviable ride quality. The 2010 Audi R8 brings the expected Germanic, technical appeal to the supercar arena-but it's the imported Italian V-10 that reveals some true lust in its heart.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 12 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
- 2
Front Head Room (in)
- 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 174.5
Height, Overall (in)
- 49.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
- 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 75.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 3.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
- Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P295/30R19
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P235/35R19
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3605
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 19 x 11.0
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 190
Engine
Engine Type
- Gas V8
Fuel System
- FSI Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 317 @ 4500-6000
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 420 @ 7800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 12
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.71
Trans Order Code
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.37
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.88
Trans Type
- 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.13
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Drivetrain
- All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.71
Summary
Body Style
- 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
- Audi R8
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 12.4

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