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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 17 25 $98,115 $105,500
2-Door Roadster SL63 AMG 16 25 $135,594 $145,800
2-Door Roadster SL65 AMG 14 21 $197,383 $212,240
2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport 13 21 N/A $126,000
2-Door Coupe GranTurismo MC Stradale 13 21 N/A $142,900
2-Door Convertible GranTurismo 13 20 N/A $138,300
2-Door Convertible GranTurismo Sport 13 20 N/A $142,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$98,115
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$105,500
$126,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1758 / month
$2100 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class toughens up its image and its handling, but still feels more content as a grand touring grand dame. Earthy exhaust tones and serene handling carve out a distinctive niche for the fabulous Maserati GranTurismo.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2 Seater Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.5 92.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.7
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - 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) 3.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 181.8 192.2
Height, Overall (in) 51.8 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.0 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 101.8 115.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.9 75.4
Track Width, Front (in) 62.9 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.5/8.5 9.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x 1.3 14.2 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) 12.6 x 0.9 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) 19.8 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) 4001 4147
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
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) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 516 @ 1800 - 3500 384 @ 4750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.6L/285 4.7L/286
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 429 @ 5250 454 @ 7000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 13
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift 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) 3.42/2.23 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.) w/Coil Springs 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.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.0 12.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 1
 
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