Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT vs 2013 Ferrari California

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
2013 Ferrari California
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2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GT
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
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 13 19 N/A $198,190
Pricing
Invoice Price
$185,535
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$199,500
$198,190
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3325 / month
$3303 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
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
City
14 mpg 13 mpg
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 Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 75.1
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
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
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 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3573 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
563 @ 6800 483 @ 7750
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
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
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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