Compare 2015 Audi R8 vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2015 Audi R8
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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 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
$206,069
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$175,100
$221,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2918 / month
$3693 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
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 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
Highway
22 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41 41.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 39
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 58.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 63.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
174.6 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
49 49.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 65
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 105.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 66.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.5 6.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 13
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 15.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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 39
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3847 3726
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 760
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
525 @ 8000 583 @ 6800
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-10 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 6500 479 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.2 L/318 6.2 L/379
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 15
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.79
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.59 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.29
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.72
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.13 3.40
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 1.63
Trans Type
7 7
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi R8 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
Body Style
quattro Spyder Coupe
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
11.0 (Est) 11.8 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3.0 (Est)

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