Compare 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2009 Ferrari California

2010 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2009 Ferrari California
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2010 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 13 19 N/A $192,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$192,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$3200 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 13 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Minicompact
Number of Passenger Doors
- NA
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
- - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 75
Front Leg Room (in)
- - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
- 4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
- 179.6
Height, Overall (in)
- 51.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
- 105.1
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 15.4 x 1.34
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.2 x 1.26
Brake Type
- Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 20.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Type
- Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- 245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- 285/40ZR19
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 19 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
- Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
- Gas V8
Fuel System
- DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 357 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 453 @ 7750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 15
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Trans Order Code
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Trans Description Cont.
- Dual-Clutch
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Trans Type
- 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
- Automated Manual
Summary
Body Style
- 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
- Ferrari California
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- Double-Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 2

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