Compare 2013 Maserati GranTurismo vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2013 Maserati GranTurismo
2014 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 $142,900
GranTurismo 2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport 13 21 N/A $126,000
GranTurismo Convertible 2-Door Conv GranTurismo 13 20 N/A $138,300
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 18 25 $99,231 $106,700
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 63 AMG 16 25 $136,989 $147,300
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 65 AMG 14 21 $199,485 $214,500
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Invoice Price
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$99,231
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$142,900
$106,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2382 / month
$1778 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Earthy exhaust tones and serene handling carve out a distinctive niche for the fabulous Maserati GranTurismo. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class feels content as a grand tourer, but it's sportier than you might expect.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 -
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 - 53.6
Second Leg Room (in)
30.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 181.6
Height, Overall (in)
52.9 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 63
Wheelbase (in)
115.8 101.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 73.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 8.5
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 - 12.6
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - 14.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 19.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 36.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P285/30R20 P255/40YR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/30R20 P285/35YR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4147 3935
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 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 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
384 @ 4750 516 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7L/286 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
454 @ 7000 429 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
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 w/OD
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 Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 9.2

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