Compare 2003 Acura NSX vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2003 Acura NSX
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.2L Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.0L Automatic 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.2L Manual 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 15 22 $79,971 $85,990
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $105,323 $113,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,213
$79,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$89,000
$85,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1483 / month
$1433 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 53.2
Front Head Room (in)
36.3 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
48.9 50.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
99.6 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 72.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.2 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
46.1 51.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down)
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.9 10.9 x 0.4
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)
11.7 x 1.1 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 35.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack-and-pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.24 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/40ZR17 255/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40ZR17 255/45ZR17
Rear 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)
3153 4125
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17" x 9.0" 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17" x 7" 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
224 @ 5500 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/194 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 7100 302 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.956 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.062 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.125 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.717 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.066 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.428 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.914 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.186 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Open Top 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Acura NSX Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.72 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Lower Control Arms
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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