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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe SLS AMG
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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 Carrera (997) *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Carrera 18 25 $70,920 $79,000
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 18 24 $76,680 $85,400
2-Door Coupe Carrera S 18 25 $82,530 $91,900
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 18 25 $88,290 $98,300
2-Door Coupe Carrera GTS 18 25 $92,610 $103,100
2-Door Coupe Carrera Black Edition 18 25 $72,990 $81,300
2-Door Coupe Turbo 16 24 $123,570 $137,500
2-Door Coupe S Turbo 17 25 $144,450 $160,700
2-Door Targa 4 18 25 $83,970 $93,500
2-Door Targa 4S 17 25 $95,580 $106,400
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 18 26 $80,910 $90,100
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 18 25 $86,670 $96,500
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera S 18 26 $92,520 $103,000
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4S 17 25 $98,280 $109,400
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera GTS 18 26 $101,430 $112,900
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera Black Edition 18 26 $81,990 $91,300
2-Door Cabriolet Turbo 16 24 $133,920 $149,000
2-Door Cabriolet S Turbo 16 24 $154,710 $172,100
2-Door Speedster N/A N/A N/A $204,000
2-Door Coupe GT3 14 21 $103,950 $115,700
2-Door Coupe GT3 RS 14 21 $121,770 $135,500
2-Door Coupe GT2 RS 16 23 $220,320 $245,000
2-Door Cabriolet S Turbo 918 Spyder Edition 16 24 $176,580 $196,400
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 GTS 18 25 $99,000 $110,200
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 GTS 17 25 $107,910 $120,100
2-Door Coupe S Turbo 918 Spyder Edition 17 25 $164,880 $183,400
2-Door Coupe GT3 RS 4.0 N/A N/A $166,320 $185,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$176,328
$70,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$189,600
$79,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3160 / month
$1317 / 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 Porsche 911 is one of the best buys in the sports car market, and quite possibly the most practical, luxurious car at its performance level available.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 2 -
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.4
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 51.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 66.2 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 182.6 175.8
Height, Overall (in) 49.3 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 105.5 92.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.3 72.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.2 3.7
Brakes
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 12.52 x 1.10
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) 14.2 x 1.0 11.78 x 0.95
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.2 16.9
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.60
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.1 17.10-13.80
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P295/30YR20 P265/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P265/35YR19 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
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 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 11.0 18 x 11
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - NA
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas Flat 6
Fuel System - TBD - Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 479 @ 4750 288 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 6.3L/379 3.6L/221
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 563 @ 6800 345 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.79 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 - TBD -
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 - TBD -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 - TBD -
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Porsche 911
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 4
 
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