Compare 2009 Aston Martin DB9 vs 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2009 Aston Martin DB9
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 11 17 N/A $182,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic 12 19 N/A $186,450
2-Door Volante Manual 11 17 N/A $195,950
2-Door Volante Automatic 12 19 N/A $199,950
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2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8 13 21 $91,605 $98,500
2-Door Roadster 6.2L AMG 12 19 $125,550 $135,000
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V12 11 18 $129,363 $139,100
2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 11 18 $181,071 $194,700
2-Door Coupe 6.0L AMG Black Series 11 18 $278,070 $299,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$91,605
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$182,450
$98,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3041 / month
$1642 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The SL’s new look isn’t to everyone’s liking, but in AMG guise, it’s now more punch than paunch—and a worthy stealth Ferrari-chaser.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.4 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
50.0 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
108.1 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.6 10.2 (7.2 w/top down)
Brakes
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)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 36.2
Steering Type
Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/40ZR19 P255/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/35ZR19 P285/35WR18
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)
3880 4220
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V12 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 5000 391 @ 2800-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.9L/362 5.5L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
470 @ 6000 382 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
13 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 13
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin DB9 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 5-Arm Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA 3

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