Compare 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2016 Porsche 911

2016 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2016 Porsche 911
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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 Carrera
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Carrera 19 27 N/A $84,300
2-Door Coupe Carrera Black Edition N/A N/A N/A $88,800
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 19 27 N/A $91,030
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 Black Edition N/A N/A N/A $94,800
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 19 27 N/A $96,200
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera Black Edition N/A N/A N/A $98,500
2-Door Coupe Carrera S 19 27 N/A $98,900
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 19 26 N/A $102,930
2-Door Targa 4 18 26 N/A $102,930
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 Black Edition N/A N/A N/A $104,600
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 19 26 N/A $105,630
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera S 19 27 N/A $110,800
2-Door Coupe Carrera GTS 18 26 N/A $114,200
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4S 18 26 N/A $117,530
2-Door Targa 4S 18 26 N/A $117,530
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 GTS 18 26 N/A $120,900
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera GTS 18 25 N/A $126,100
2-Door Coupe GT3 15 20 N/A $130,400
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 GTS 18 25 N/A $132,800
2-Door Targa 4 GTS 18 26 N/A $132,800
2-Door Coupe Turbo 17 24 N/A $151,100
2-Door Cabriolet Turbo 17 24 N/A $163,000
2-Door Coupe GT3 RS 14 20 N/A $175,900
2-Door Coupe Turbo S 17 24 N/A $182,700
2-Door Coupe R 14 20 N/A $184,900
2-Door Cabriolet Turbo S 17 24 N/A $194,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,097
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,050
$84,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1418 / month
$1405 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class offers relaxed luxury and willing power, but delivers nimble moves when called upon. From the satisfying Carrera to the outrageous GT3 RS, the 2016 Porsche 911 is consistently brilliant, and lives up to the this model line's pedigree in every respect—with some modern comforts spliced right in.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 60.3
Length, Overall (in)
181.6 176.8
Height, Overall (in)
51.8 51.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.8 96.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 71.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 -
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 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 13
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/35YR18 P285/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40YR18 P235/40YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3836 3042
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9.5 19 X 11
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
354 @ 1600 287 @ 5600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.4 L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
329 @ 5250 350 @ 7400
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded H-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.55
Trans Type
7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.08
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.29
Trans Order Code
427 487
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.30
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.71
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.91
Summary
Body Style
Roadster Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL Porsche 911
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 175

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