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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster SL550
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL550 14 22 $96,395 $103,650
2-Door Roadster SL63 AMG 12 19 $130,609 $140,440
2-Door Coupe GranTurismo S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible GranTurismo 13 20 N/A $137,300
2-Door Convertible GranTurismo Sport 13 20 N/A $142,800
2-Door Coupe GranTurismo S 13 21 N/A $123,000
2-Door Coupe GranTurismo MC Stradale 13 21 N/A $139,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$96,395
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$103,650
$123,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1728 / month
$2050 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line A powerful near-exotic luxury convertible, or a grand tourer with German precision? The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class is both. The 2012 Maserati GranTurismo carves out a grand-touring niche for itself with Italian cachet, an earthy Ferrari rumble, and a serene blend of ride and handling.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2 Seater Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.0 92.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.7
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Hip Room (in) 56.9 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.6
Second Head Room (in) - 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 52.1
Second Leg Room (in) - 30.1
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 115.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 75.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 192.2
Height, Overall (in) 51.1 53.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 (7.2 w/top down) 9.2
Brakes
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 0.4 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.1 13.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2 35.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P255/40R18 P285/30R20
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35R18 P285/30R20
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4220 4147
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 20 x 10.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 20 x 10.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 760 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 5.5L/333 4.7L/286
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 382 @ 6000 433 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 391 @ 2800-4000 361 @ 4750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 15
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.52
Trans Type 7 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 (R2 2.23) 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.34
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.17
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Maserati GranTurismo
Body Style Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 12.2
 
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