Compare 2008 Audi R8 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2008 Audi R8
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R8 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 13 20 $109,740 $118,000
R8 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 13 18 $101,370 $109,000
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2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 12 17 $120,249 $129,300
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L V12 11 18 $123,876 $133,200
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8 14 21 $88,629 $95,300
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 11 18 $174,096 $187,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$109,740
$120,249
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$118,000
$129,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1967 / month
$2155 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi R8 looks and sounds like an exotic, but it has the day-to-day livability and comfort of a grand-touring coupe. Think of the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class as a big, luxurious grand tourer with a little bit of sportscar soul, and you're on the right track.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 54.0
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
49.3 51.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
31.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 80.0
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.5 178.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.5 10.2 (7.2 w/top down)
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 14.2 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)
- TBD - 13.0 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)
23.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-&-pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40R18 P255/35R19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18 P285/30R19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3615 4365
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 10.5 19 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
24.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7800 510 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
FSI Direct SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 @ 4500-6000 531 @ 2600-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 5.5L/332
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 17
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.13 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.71 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.37 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi R8 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA 4-Link

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