Compare 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2003 Audi A4

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2003 Audi A4
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 15 22 $79,971 $85,990
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $105,323 $113,250
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4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T 22 31 $22,684 $25,100
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.8T 23 29 $23,806 $26,250
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Manual 1.8T 21 29 $24,434 $26,850
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Manual 1.8T 21 29 $25,324 $27,850
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Automatic 1.8T 20 28 $25,556 $28,000
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Automatic 1.8T 20 28 $26,446 $29,000
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.0L 20 28 $28,681 $31,740
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Manual 3.0L 18 25 $29,409 $32,440
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Manual 3.0L 18 25 $30,299 $33,440
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Automatic 3.0L 18 26 $30,431 $33,490
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Automatic 3.0L 18 26 $31,321 $34,490
2-Door Cabriolet CVT 1.8T 23 30 $31,549 $34,950
2-Door Cabriolet CVT 3.0L 20 27 $37,368 $41,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,971
$22,684
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,990
$25,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1433 / month
$418 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 90.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 55.1
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.3
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 179.0
Height, Overall (in)
51.1 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down) 13.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.3 x 0.39
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)
10.9 x 0.4 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
255/45ZR17 P205/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/45ZR17 P205/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P205/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3252
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 15 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/303 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 170 @ 5900
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.43
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.18
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Audi A4
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Lower Control Arms Four Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar

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