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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe SLS AMG
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SLS AMG 14 20 $176,328 $189,600
2-Door Convertible Roadster SLS AMG 14 20 $182,373 $196,100
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 5.2L GT 13 19 $183,024 $196,800
2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Spyder 5.2L 13 19 $159,774 $171,800
2-Door Convertible Manual quattro Spyder 5.2L 12 19 $151,311 $162,700
2-Door Convertible Manual quattro Spyder 4.2L 11 20 $118,761 $127,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 5.2L 13 19 $147,033 $158,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 4.2L 13 21 $114,669 $123,300
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L 11 20 $106,206 $114,200
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 5.2L 12 19 $138,570 $149,000
2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Spyder 4.2L 13 21 $127,224 $136,800
2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Spyder 5.2L GT 13 19 $195,579 $210,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$176,328
$106,206
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$189,600
$114,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3160 / month
$1903 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has those stunning gullwing doors, but but we'd take the Roadster any day--all the better to savor the sounds from that epic AMG V-8. A marriage of the best of German handling and Italian power, the 2012 Audi R8 is a fantastic all-around supercar.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 11 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 2 -
EPA Classification Two Seater Compact
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 37.7
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 66.2 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.6 174.4
Height, Overall (in) 49.3 49.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 105.5 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.3 75.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.2 3.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x 1.0 14.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 14.4 x - TBD -
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 23.8
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.1 17.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P295/30YR20 P295/30R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P265/35YR19 P235/35R19
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 3605
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 11.0 19 x 11.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 24.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 520
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System - TBD - Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 479 @ 4750 316 @ 4500-6000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 6.3L/379 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 563 @ 6800 430 @ 7900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 11
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.79 3.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 -
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40 4.37
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.87
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.12
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Audi R8
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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 - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 13.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 1
 
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