Compare 2012 Lexus LFA vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2012 Lexus LFA
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LFA 2-Door Coupe 11 16 $337,500 $375,000
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2-Door Coupe SLS AMG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLS AMG 2-Door Coupe SLS AMG 14 20 $176,328 $189,600
SLS AMG 2-Door Roadster SLS AMG 14 20 $182,373 $196,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$337,500
$176,328
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$375,000
$189,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$6250 / month
$3160 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Lexus LFA, like any supercar, is more of an emotional than a logical purchase, and if you can get over the fact that it's not the fastest even though it's one of the most expensive, it will serve well as a show-stopper. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has those stunning gullwing doors, but but we'd take the Roadster any day--all the better to savor the sounds from that epic AMG V-8.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
16 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters Two Seater
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 66.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.4 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
48.0 49.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
102.6 105.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 6.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - 14.2 x 1.0
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.4 x - TBD - 15.4 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 26.2
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.35 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 13.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
19.69 39.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P305/30ZR20 P295/30YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/35ZR20 P265/35YR19
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3483 3573
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 11.5 20 x 11.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.5 19 x 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
552 @ 8700 563 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V10 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
354 @ 6800 479 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.8L/293 6.3L/379
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
12 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
16 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.79
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.29
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.40
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.63
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Body Style
Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Lexus LFA Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
15.5 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 1

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