Compare 2013 Ferrari California vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2013 Ferrari California
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
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2-Door Conv
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
California 2-Door Conv 13 19 N/A $198,190
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2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLS AMG GT 2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GT 14 20 $185,535 $199,500
SLS AMG GT 2-Door Roadster SLS AMG GT 14 20 $191,580 $206,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$185,535
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$198,190
$199,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3303 / month
$3325 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Ferrari California is a fun and stylish--and surprisingly practical--entry into Ferrari ownership. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is a stunning, capable, and luxurious grand touring super sports car--and it's tremendous fun.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Two Seater
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.7
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 66.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.6 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
52 49.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.1 76.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 6.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.4 15.4 x 1.4
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)
14.2 14.2 x 1.0
Brake Type
NA Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 26.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 39.0
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR19 P265/35YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/40ZR19 P295/30YR20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3573
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 x 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 10 20 x 11.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
372 @ 5000 479 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.3 L/262 6.3L/379
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
483 @ 7750 563 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection - TBD -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 14
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.72
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.40
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.63
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.79
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.29
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ferrari California Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 (Est) 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3.0 (Est) 1

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