Compare 2015 Audi R8 vs 2015 Maserati GranTurismo vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2015 Audi R8
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2015 Maserati GranTurismo
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2015 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 $162,843 $175,100
R8 2-Door Conv Automatic quattro Spyder V10 Carbon 13 22 $185,628 $199,600
R8 2-Door Conv Automatic quattro Spyder V8 14 23 $128,712 $138,400
R8 2-Door Conv Manual quattro Spyder V10 12 19 $154,473 $166,100
R8 2-Door Conv Manual quattro Spyder V10 Carbon 12 19 $177,258 $190,600
R8 2-Door Conv Manual quattro Spyder V8 11 20 $120,342 $129,400
R8 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V10 13 22 $151,497 $162,900
R8 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V10 competition 13 22 $185,907 $199,900
R8 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V10 plus 13 22 $169,725 $182,500
R8 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V8 14 23 $116,157 $124,900
R8 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V10 12 19 $143,127 $153,900
R8 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V10 plus 12 19 $161,355 $173,500
R8 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V8 11 20 $107,787 $115,900
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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 $150,570
GranTurismo 2-Door Coupe GranTurismo MC Centennial 13 21 N/A $165,627
GranTurismo 2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport 13 21 N/A $132,825
GranTurismo Convertible 2-Door Conv GranTurismo 13 20 N/A $145,740
GranTurismo Convertible 2-Door Conv GranTurismo MC 13 20 N/A $161,070
GranTurismo Convertible 2-Door Conv GranTurismo MC Centennial 13 20 N/A $182,009
GranTurismo Convertible 2-Door Conv GranTurismo Sport 13 20 N/A $150,465
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2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GT Final Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLS AMG GT 2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GT Final Edition 13 19 $206,069 $221,580
SLS AMG GT 2-Door Roadster SLS AMG GT Final Edition 13 19 $212,114 $228,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$162,843
N/A
$206,069
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$175,100
$150,570
$221,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2918 / month
$2510 / month
$3693 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.8
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Audi R8 is a supercar fit for daily driving, thanks to its German precision and Italian powerplant. The Maserati GranTurismo looks equally good with a fixed or convertible roof and offers a Ferrari-built V-8 for those who want similar power in a different Italian wrapper. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is the last of the current line, but it still promises to be a top-level super sports car.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 13 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.2 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41 41.7 41.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 40.2 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.1 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 86 -
Second Head Room (in)
- 34.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 63.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 62.4 66.2
Length, Overall (in)
174.6 194.2 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
49 52.9 49.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 62.6 65
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 115.8 105.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 75.4 76.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.5 9.2 6.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 - 13
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 - 15.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.8 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 35.1 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P295/30YR19 P285/35YR20 P295/30YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3847 4145 3726
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 11 20 X 10.5 20 X 11
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged 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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 760
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 6500 384 @ 4750 479 @ 4750
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 583 @ 6800
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-10 Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 16 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 13 13
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.73 3.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 1.52 1.63
Trans Type
7 6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 0.87 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.40 2.79
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.59 2.34 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.14 1.29
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 - 0.72
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.69 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.13 4.17 3.40
Summary
Body Style
quattro Spyder Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi R8 Maserati GranTurismo Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 (Est) 11.0 (Est) 11.8 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - 3.0 (Est)

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