Compare 2004 Panoz Esperante vs 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2004 Panoz Esperante
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible N/A N/A N/A $88,950
2-Door Coupe N/A N/A N/A $92,962
2-Door Convertible GT N/A N/A N/A $96,271
2-Door Coupe GT N/A N/A N/A $100,294
2-Door Convertible GTLM N/A N/A N/A $121,325
2-Door Coupe GTLM N/A N/A N/A $125,443
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $82,584 $88,800
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 21 $111,647 $120,050
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $117,413 $126,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$82,584
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,950
$88,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1483 / month
$1480 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 16 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.0 50.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
106 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
176.3 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
53.4 51.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
2.7 10.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
13.00 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 21
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.9 36.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-and-pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/45ZR17 255/40WR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45ZR17 285/35WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3279 4065
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
320 @ 4200 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/280 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
305 @ 5800 302 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.37 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.92
Trans Type
5 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/OD NA
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Panoz Esperante Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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