Compare 2014 Audi R8 vs 2014 Maserati GranTurismo vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2014 Audi R8
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2014 Maserati GranTurismo
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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
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2-Door Conv Automatic quattro Spyder V10
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R8 2-Door Conv Automatic quattro Spyder V10 13 22 $161,634 $173,800
R8 2-Door Conv Automatic quattro Spyder V8 14 23 $127,875 $137,500
R8 2-Door Conv Manual quattro Spyder V10 12 19 $153,171 $164,700
R8 2-Door Conv Manual quattro Spyder V8 11 20 $119,412 $128,400
R8 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V10 13 22 $149,079 $160,300
R8 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V10 plus 13 22 $167,070 $179,645
R8 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V8 14 23 $115,320 $124,000
R8 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V10 12 19 $140,616 $151,200
R8 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V10 plus 12 19 $158,607 $170,545
R8 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V8 11 20 $106,857 $114,900
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2-Door Coupe GranTurismo MC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GranTurismo 2-Door Coupe GranTurismo MC 13 21 N/A $143,400
GranTurismo 2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport 13 21 N/A $126,500
GranTurismo Convertible 2-Door Conv GranTurismo 13 20 N/A $138,800
GranTurismo Convertible 2-Door Conv GranTurismo MC 13 20 N/A $153,400
GranTurismo Convertible 2-Door Conv GranTurismo Sport 13 20 N/A $143,300
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2-Door Coupe SLS AMG Black Series
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLS AMG Black Series 2-Door Coupe SLS AMG Black Series 13 17 $255,750 $275,000
SLS AMG GT 2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GT 13 19 $187,395 $201,500
SLS AMG GT 2-Door Roadster SLS AMG GT 13 19 $193,440 $208,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$161,634
Coming Soon
$255,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$173,800
$143,400
$275,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2897 / month
$2390 / month
$4583 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.8
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
German precision and handling combines with Italian power to create a superb supercar that's also fit for daily use. The Maserati GranTurismo mates serene yet sporty handling with a beautiful Ferrari V-8 engine note for one fabulous luxury coupe. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is fast, fun, and luxurious, while the Black Series is in a league above; just don't expect S-Class levels of comfort and equipment.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 13 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 40.2 39
Passenger Capacity
2 4 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.2 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41 41.7 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 86 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
- 34.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 63.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 62.6 65.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 115.8 105.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 75.4 -
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 62.4 67
Length, Overall (in)
174.6 194.2 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
49 52.9 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.5 9.2 6.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 - 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 - 15.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.8 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 35.1 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P295/30YR19 P285/35YR20 P295/30YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/35YR19 P245/35YR20 P265/35YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3968 4145 3616
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 20 X 8.5 19 X 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 11 20 X 10.5 20 X 11
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 760
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-10 Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 6500 384 @ 4750 468 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
5.2 L/318 4.7 L/286 6.2 L/379
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
525 @ 8000 454 @ 7000 622 @ 7400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 13 (Est) 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 16 (Est) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21 (Est) 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.34 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.14 1.29
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.52 - 0.72
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.69 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.69 4.17 3.40
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.73 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.52 1.63
Trans Type
7 6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.87 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.40 2.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi R8 Maserati GranTurismo Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
Body Style
quattro Spyder Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.2 (Est) 11.5 (Est) 12.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3.0 (Est) -

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