Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2013 Maserati GranTurismo

2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2013 Maserati GranTurismo
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2-Door Roadster SL 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL 550 18 25 $99,231 $106,700
2-Door Roadster SL 63 AMG 16 25 $136,989 $147,300
2-Door Roadster SL 65 AMG 14 21 $199,485 $214,500
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2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport 13 21 N/A $126,000
2-Door Convertible GranTurismo 13 20 N/A $138,300
2-Door Convertible GranTurismo Sport 13 20 N/A $142,800
2-Door Coupe GranTurismo MC Stradale 13 21 N/A $142,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$99,231
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$106,700
$126,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1778 / month
$2100 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class feels content as a grand tourer, but it's sportier than you might expect. Earthy exhaust tones and serene handling carve out a distinctive niche for the fabulous Maserati GranTurismo.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 54.2
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.8
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 75.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 62.4
Length, Overall (in)
181.6 192.2
Height, Overall (in)
51.8 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.8 115.8
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 9.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.0 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 14.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 22.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 35.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40YR18 P285/30R20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35YR18 P285/30R20
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3935 4147
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
429 @ 5250 454 @ 7000
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
516 @ 1800 384 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7 L/285 4.7L/286
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 13
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code
427 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.17
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.52
Trans Type
7 6
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Roadster Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Maserati GranTurismo
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2 12.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 1
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -

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