Compare 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2015 Aston Martin Vantage

2016 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2015 Aston Martin Vantage
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2-Door Roadster SL 400
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL 400 20 27 $79,097 $85,050
2-Door Roadster SL 550 16 24 $100,487 $108,050
2-Door Roadster AMG SL 63 16 25 $139,221 $149,700
2-Door Roadster AMG SL 65 14 21 $202,322 $217,550
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2-Door Coupe GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GT 13 19 N/A $98,200
2-Door Convertible GT 13 19 N/A $112,700
2-Door Coupe 13 19 N/A $123,695
2-Door Coupe S 13 19 N/A $130,700
2-Door Convertible 13 19 N/A $138,195
2-Door Convertible S 13 19 N/A $145,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,097
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,050
$98,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1418 / month
$1637 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class offers relaxed luxury and willing power, but delivers nimble moves when called upon. The 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S raps an exotic soundtrack, and delivers unsubtle performance in a gentlemanly way.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.8
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.8 49.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.8 102.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 62
Length, Overall (in)
181.6 172.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 15
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)
12.6 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 37.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/40YR18 P245/40YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35YR18 P285/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3836 3549
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9.5 19 X 10
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
329 @ 5250 430 @ 7300
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
354 @ 1600 361 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 4.7 L/289
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 15
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.95
Trans Order Code
427 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.15
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.91
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.44
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.94
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Body Style
Roadster Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 11.8 (Est)

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