Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL Class vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Coupe CL 550 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe CL 550 4MATIC 15 24 $107,229 $115,300
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe CL 600 RWD 12 18 $149,079 $160,300
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe CL 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $142,290 $153,000
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe CL 65 AMG RWD 12 18 $198,276 $213,200
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2-Door Roadster SL 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 550 17 25 $98,115 $105,500
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 63 AMG 16 25 $135,594 $145,800
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 65 AMG 14 21 $197,383 $212,240

Pricing

Invoice Price

$107,229
$98,115

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$115,300
$105,500

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1922 / month
$1758 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.8
8.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

Bristling with performance and technology, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL Class still is cozy enough to coddle the super-wealthy. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class toughens up its image and its handling, but still feels more content as a grand touring grand dame.

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Fuel Economy

City

15 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

24 mpg 25 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact 2 Seater

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

- TBD - -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.200 55.5

Passenger Volume (ft³)

104.200 50.5

Second Head Room (in)

36.400 -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.200 -

Front Leg Room (in)

42.200 42.9

Passenger Capacity

4 2

Front Hip Room (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Second Leg Room (in)

32.200 -

Front Head Room (in)

36.900 39.1

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

63.000 62.9

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.100 3.8

Length, Overall (in)

200.600 181.8

Height, Overall (in)

55.800 51.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.300 63.0

Wheelbase (in)

116.300 101.8

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.700 73.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.500 13.5/8.5

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)

11.800 x 1.000 12.6 x 0.9

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)

13.200 x 1.400 13.5 x 1.3

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

21.900 19.8

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- TBD - 16.3

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.100 36.2

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.800 2.6

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - N/A

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P255/45HR18 P255/40R18

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P275/45HR18 P285/35R18

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4619 4001

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.5 18 x 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 9.5 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 - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

516 @ 1800-3500 516 @ 1800 - 3500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

4.6L/284 4.6L/285

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

429 @ 5250 429 @ 5250

Engine Type

Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas V8

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

24 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

15 17

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

18 20

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.920 1.92

Trans Type

7 7

Drivetrain

All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.000 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.420/2.230 3.42/2.23

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.860 2.86

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.650 2.65

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.370 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.820 0.82

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.730 0.73

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.380 4.38

Summary

Vehicle Name

Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 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

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - N/A

Suspension Type - Front

Four-Link Multi-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 5

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

10.0 9.0

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