Compare 2012 Maserati GranTurismo vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2012 Maserati GranTurismo
2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Coupe GranTurismo MC Stradale
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GranTurismo 2-Door Coupe GranTurismo MC Stradale 13 21 N/A $139,900
GranTurismo 2-Door Coupe GranTurismo S 13 21 N/A $123,000
GranTurismo Convertible 2-Door Conv GranTurismo 13 20 N/A $137,300
GranTurismo Convertible 2-Door Conv GranTurismo Sport 13 20 N/A $142,800
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2-Door Roadster SL 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 550 14 22 $96,395 $103,650
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 63 AMG 12 19 $130,609 $140,440
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$96,395
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$139,900
$103,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2332 / month
$1728 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Maserati GranTurismo carves out a grand-touring niche for itself with Italian cachet, an earthy Ferrari rumble, and a serene blend of ride and handling. A powerful near-exotic luxury convertible, or a grand tourer with German precision? The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class is both.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 50.0
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.9
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
30.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
52.9 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
115.8 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 10.2 (7.2 w/top down)
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)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.4
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)
14.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 36.2
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P285/30R20 P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/30R20 P285/35R18
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)
4145 4220
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 10.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 10.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
376 @ 4750 391 @ 2800-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7L/286 5.5L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
444 @ 7000 382 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Maserati GranTurismo Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 11.0

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