Compare 2014 Audi R8 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2014 Audi R8
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 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
$255,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$173,800
$275,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2897 / month
$4583 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
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 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
Highway
22 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41 41.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 39
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 63.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
174.6 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
49 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 65.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 105.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 -
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 67
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 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)
14.4 15.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/30YR19 P295/30YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/35YR19 P265/35YR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3968 3616
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 11 20 X 11
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 19 X 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 760
Engine
Displacement
5.2 L/318 6.2 L/379
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
525 @ 8000 622 @ 7400
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-10 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 6500 468 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 13
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.46 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.63
Trans Type
7 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.52 0.72
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.79
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.29
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.40
Summary
Body Style
quattro Spyder Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi R8 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.2 (Est) 12.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 6.2

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