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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 Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Premium 16 23 $84,648 $89,950
2-Door Coupe Black Edition 16 23 $89,492 $95,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$176,328
$84,648
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$189,600
$89,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3160 / month
$1499 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. The 2012 GT-R outraces some of the world's top sports cars, at a fraction of their price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors 2 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 44.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 79.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.1
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 54.3
Second Leg Room (in) - 26.4
Second Hip Room (in) - 44.9
Second Head Room (in) - 33.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 63.0
Wheelbase (in) 105.5 109.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.3 74.6
Track Width, Front (in) 66.2 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.6 183.9
Height, Overall (in) 49.3 53.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.2 8.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x 1.0 15 x 1.2
Brake Type Pwr Power
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 15.35 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.2 19.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.1 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P265/35YR19 P255/40ZR20
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P295/30YR20 P285/35ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3573 3829
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 11.0 20 x 10.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5 20 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 6.3L/379 3.8L/232
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 563 @ 6800 530 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 479 @ 4750 448 @ 3200-6000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.60
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.79 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.30
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 -
Trans Order Code - TBD - GR6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.70
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.80
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40 4.06
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Nissan GT-R
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
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 w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 9.8
 
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