Compare 2005 Audi A4 vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2005 Audi A4
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2005 2-Door Convertible 1.8T CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 2005 2-Door Convertible 1.8T CVT 23 30 $32,958 $35,750
A4 2005 2-Door Convertible 3.0L CVT 21 29 $38,918 $42,300
A4 2005 2-Door Convertible 3.0L quattro 18 26 $40,868 $44,250
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan 1.8T CVT 23 29 $24,995 $27,000
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual 22 31 $23,823 $25,800
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan 1.8T quattro Automatic 20 29 $27,309 $29,350
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan 1.8T quattro Manual 21 30 $26,137 $28,150
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan 3.0L CVT 21 29 $29,500 $31,950
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Automatic 18 26 $32,259 $34,790
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Manual 18 26 $31,087 $33,590
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan SE 1.8T CVT 23 29 $24,995 $27,000
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan SE 1.8T Manual 22 31 $23,823 $25,800
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan SE 1.8T quattro Automatic 20 29 $27,309 $29,350
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan SE 1.8T quattro Manual 21 30 $26,137 $28,150
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan SE 3.0L CVT 21 29 $29,500 $31,950
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan SE 3.0L quattro Automatic 18 26 $32,259 $34,790
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan SE 3.0L quattro Manual 18 26 $31,087 $33,590
A4 2005 Wgn 1.8T Avant quattro Automatic 20 29 $28,219 $30,350
A4 2005 Wgn 1.8T Avant quattro Manual 21 30 $27,047 $29,150
A4 2005 Wgn 3.0L Avant quattro Automatic 18 26 $33,169 $35,790
A4 2005 Wgn 3.0L Avant quattro Manual 18 26 $31,997 $34,590
A4 2005 Wgn SE 1.8T Avant quattro Automatic 20 29 $28,219 $30,350
A4 2005 Wgn SE 1.8T Avant quattro Manual 21 30 $27,047 $29,150
A4 2005 Wgn SE 3.0L Avant quattro Automatic 18 26 $33,169 $35,790
A4 2005 Wgn SE 3.0L Avant quattro Manual 18 26 $31,997 $34,590
A4 2005.5 4-Door Sedan 2.0T CVT 24 32 $26,406 $28,550
A4 2005.5 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Manual 23 34 $25,234 $27,350
A4 2005.5 4-Door Sedan 2.0T quattro Automatic 22 30 $28,506 $30,650
A4 2005.5 4-Door Sedan 2.0T quattro Manual 22 31 $27,334 $29,450
A4 2005.5 4-Door Sedan 3.2L quattro Automatic 19 26 $32,828 $35,400
A4 2005.5 Wgn 2.0T Avant quattro Automatic 22 30 $29,416 $31,650
A4 2005.5 Wgn 2.0T Avant quattro Manual 22 31 $28,244 $30,450
A4 2005.5 Wgn 3.2L Avant quattro Automatic 19 26 $33,738 $36,400
S4 2-Door Convertible quattro Automatic 17 23 $50,787 $55,150
S4 2-Door Convertible quattro Manual 15 21 $49,615 $53,950
S4 2005.5 4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 15 23 $43,657 $47,300
S4 2005.5 4-Door Sedan quattro Manual 15 21 $42,485 $46,100
S4 2005.5 5-Door Wgn Avant quattro Automatic 15 23 $44,567 $48,300
S4 2005.5 5-Door Wgn Avant quattro Manual 15 21 $43,395 $47,100
S4 4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 18 24 $43,416 $47,050
S4 4-Door Sedan quattro Manual 15 21 $42,244 $45,850
S4 5-Door Wgn Avant quattro Automatic 18 24 $44,326 $48,050
S4 5-Door Wgn Avant quattro Manual 15 21 $43,154 $46,850
allroad 5-Door Wgn 2.7T quattro Automatic 16 22 $37,255 $40,250
allroad 5-Door Wgn 2.7T quattro Manual 16 23 $37,255 $40,250
allroad 5-Door Wgn 4.2L quattro Automatic 16 21 $43,625 $47,250
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $84,909 $91,300
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $120,342 $129,400
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $114,669 $123,300
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 12 19 $169,353 $182,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,958
$84,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,750
$91,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$596 / month
$1522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.4 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
72.8 57.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 54.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.0 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 51.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.5 100.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 10.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.39 12.3 x - TBD -
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)
9.6 x 0.39 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-and-pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 285/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 255/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
P215/55HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3638 4065
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 143
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/109 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5900 302 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 1950 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 23
Transmission
Trans Type
1 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.78 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.92
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four Link Independent 4-Link

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