Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2012 Maserati GranTurismo

2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2012 Maserati GranTurismo
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2-Door Roadster SL550
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
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2-Door Coupe GranTurismo S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GranTurismo S 13 21 N/A $123,000
2-Door Convertible GranTurismo 13 20 N/A $137,300
2-Door Coupe GranTurismo MC Stradale 13 21 N/A $139,900
2-Door Convertible GranTurismo Sport 13 20 N/A $142,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$96,395
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$103,650
$123,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1728 / month
$2050 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
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
City
14 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.6
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 -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 192.2
Height, Overall (in)
51.1 53.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 (7.2 w/top down) 9.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.1 13.0 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 0.4 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18 P285/30R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40R18 P285/30R20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4220 4147
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 20 x 10.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4000 361 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.5L/333 4.7L/286
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000 433 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 13
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Maserati GranTurismo
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 12.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 1

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