Compare 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT vs 2014 Ferrari California

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
2014 Ferrari California
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2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GT Final Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GT Final Edition 13 19 $206,069 $221,580
2-Door Roadster SLS AMG GT Final Edition 13 19 $212,114 $228,080
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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
$206,069
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$221,580
$198,190
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3693 / month
$3303 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is the last of the current line, but it still promises to be a top-level super sports car. As the entry point to Ferrari ownership, the 2014 California balances performance, style, and practicality surprisingly well.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 54.4
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
63.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.6 179.6
Height, Overall (in)
49.3 52
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
105.5 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 75.1
Track Width, Front (in)
66.2 64.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.2 12
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.4 15.4
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)
13 14.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 20.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 -
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 11 19 X 10
Front Wheel Material
Forged 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
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760 850
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
479 @ 4750 372 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
6.2 L/379 4.3 L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
583 @ 6800 483 @ 7750
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 13 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 15 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 19 (Est)
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.38
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.65
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Ferrari California
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.8 (Est) 12.2 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3.0 (Est) 2.0 (Est)

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