Compare 2018 Aston Martin Vantage vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2018 Aston Martin Vantage
2018 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Vantage Coupe N/A N/A N/A $149,995
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AMG SL 63 Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL AMG SL 63 Roadster 16 25 $142,151 $152,850
SL AMG SL 65 Roadster 13 22 $206,460 $222,000
SL SL 450 Roadster 20 28 $82,026 $88,200
SL SL 550 Roadster 17 25 $104,439 $112,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$142,151
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$149,995
$152,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2500 / month
$2548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class represents the pinnacle of droptop grand touring cruisers. But what does that mean anymore?
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Head Room (in)
- 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 50.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 73.9
Length, Overall (in)
175.8 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
50.1 51.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 101.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 63.2
Track Width, Front (in)
- 63.1
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)
14.2 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.7 15.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 19.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/35YR20 P285/30YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R01
Front Tire Size
P255/40YR20 P255/35YR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R01
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 19 X 10
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
503 @ 6000 577 @ 5500
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
505 @ 2000 664 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0 L/243 5.5 L/333
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.42
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 2.65
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Roadster
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin Vantage Mercedes-Benz SL
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 8.5
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4068
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 9.2

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