Compare 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2004 Audi S4

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2004 Audi S4
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $82,584 $88,800
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 21 $111,647 $120,050
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $117,413 $126,250
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4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Manual 15 21 $41,166 $45,650
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Manual 15 21 $42,056 $46,650
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Automatic 18 24 $42,288 $46,800
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Automatic 18 24 $43,178 $47,800
2-Door Cabriolet quattro AWD Manual 15 21 $48,464 $53,850
2-Door Cabriolet quattro AWD Automatic 18 23 $49,586 $55,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,584
$41,166
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,800
$45,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1480 / month
$761 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 55.1
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.3 90.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 179.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 13.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.87
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 13.6 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/40WR18 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/40ZR18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/35WR18 P235/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 3825.3
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 302 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 340 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.46
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Audi S4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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