Compare 2014 Ferrari California vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2014 Ferrari California
2014 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 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
N/A
$255,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$198,190
$275,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3303 / month
$4583 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
As the entry point to Ferrari ownership, the 2014 California balances performance, style, and practicality surprisingly well. 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
19 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 58.4
Front Head Room (in)
- 39
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 63.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 65.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.1 -
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 67
Length, Overall (in)
179.6 182.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 6.2
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)
14.2 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)
15.4 15.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 22.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/40ZR19 P295/30YR20
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3616
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
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 Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 10 20 X 11
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
850 760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Engine
Displacement
4.3 L/262 6.2 L/379
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
483 @ 7750 622 @ 7400
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
372 @ 5000 468 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 (Est) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 (Est) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 (Est) 13
Transmission
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 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.29
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.40
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.44
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ferrari California Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 (Est) 12.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2.0 (Est) -

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