Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series vs 2014 Audi R8

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
2014 Audi R8
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2-Door Coupe SLS AMG Black Series
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SLS AMG Black Series 13 17 $255,750 $275,000
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2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V8 11 20 $106,857 $114,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V8 14 23 $115,320 $124,000
2-Door Convertible Manual quattro Spyder V8 11 20 $119,412 $128,400
2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Spyder V8 14 23 $127,875 $137,500
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V10 12 19 $140,616 $151,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V10 13 22 $149,079 $160,300
2-Door Convertible Manual quattro Spyder V10 12 19 $153,171 $164,700
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V10 plus 12 19 $158,607 $170,545
2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Spyder V10 13 22 $161,634 $173,800
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V10 plus 13 22 $167,070 $179,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$255,750
$106,857
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$275,000
$114,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$4583 / month
$1915 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
German precision and handling combines with Italian power to create a superb supercar that's also fit for daily use.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
63.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
39 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67 64.5
Length, Overall (in)
182.6 175
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.9 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.5 104.3
Height, Overall (in)
- 49.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 75
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.2 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 14
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.8 14.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/30YR20 P295/30YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/35YR19 P235/35YR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3616 3583
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 11 19 X 11
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760 -
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
468 @ 5500 317 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
6.2 L/379 4.2 L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
622 @ 7400 430 @ 7900
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 11
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.31
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.42
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Summary
Body Style
Coupe quattro Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series Audi R8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.9 12.9 (Est)

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