Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG vs 2012 Nissan GT-R

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
2012 Nissan GT-R
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2-Door Coupe SLS AMG
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
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2-Door Coupe Premium
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
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
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
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
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.1 15.1
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
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
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
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.70
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 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.60
Trans Type
7 6
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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