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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GT 14 20 $185,535 $199,500
2-Door Roadster SLS AMG GT 14 20 $191,580 $206,000
2-Door Convertible
Pricing
Invoice Price
$185,535
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$199,500
$198,190
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3325 / month
$3303 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is a stunning, capable, and luxurious grand touring super sports car--and it's tremendous fun. The 2013 Ferrari California is a fun and stylish--and surprisingly practical--entry into Ferrari ownership.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 2 -
EPA Classification Two Seater Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 54.4
Second Head Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 66.2 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.6 179.6
Height, Overall (in) 49.3 52
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 63.2
Wheelbase (in) 105.5 105.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.3 75.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.2 12
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x 1.0 14.2
Brake Type Pwr NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.4 x 1.4 15.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.2 20.6
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P295/30YR20 P285/40ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P265/35YR19 P245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3573 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 11.0 19 X 10
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System - TBD - Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 479 @ 4750 372 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 6.3L/379 4.3 L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 563 @ 6800 483 @ 7750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.79 2.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.05
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.65
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40 2.82
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.38
Trans Type 7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Ferrari California
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 12.2 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 3.0 (Est)
 
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