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 AMG SL 63
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL 2-Door Roadster AMG SL 63 16 25 $139,221 $149,700
SL 2-Door Roadster AMG SL 65 14 21 $202,322 $217,550
SL 2-Door Roadster SL 400 20 27 $79,097 $85,050
SL 2-Door Roadster SL 550 16 24 $100,487 $108,050
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2-Door Convertible Carrera
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera 19 27 N/A $96,200
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera 4 19 26 N/A $102,930
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera 4 Black Edition N/A N/A N/A $104,600
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera 4 GTS 18 25 N/A $132,800
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera 4S 18 26 N/A $117,530
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera Black Edition N/A N/A N/A $98,500
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera GTS 18 25 N/A $126,100
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera S 19 27 N/A $110,800
911 2-Door Convertible Turbo 17 24 N/A $163,000
911 2-Door Convertible Turbo S 17 24 N/A $194,600
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 19 27 N/A $84,300
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 19 27 N/A $91,030
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 Black Edition N/A N/A N/A $94,800
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 GTS 18 26 N/A $120,900
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 19 26 N/A $105,630
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera Black Edition N/A N/A N/A $88,800
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera GTS 18 26 N/A $114,200
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera S 19 27 N/A $98,900
911 2-Door Coupe GT3 15 20 N/A $130,400
911 2-Door Coupe GT3 RS 14 20 N/A $175,900
911 2-Door Coupe R 14 20 N/A $184,900
911 2-Door Coupe Turbo 17 24 N/A $151,100
911 2-Door Coupe Turbo S 17 24 N/A $182,700
911 2-Door Targa 4 18 26 N/A $102,930
911 2-Door Targa 4 GTS 18 26 N/A $132,800
911 2-Door Targa 4S 18 26 N/A $117,530
Pricing
Invoice Price
$139,221
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$149,700
$96,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2495 / month
$1603 / 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
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 -
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 51.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.8 96.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.8 60.3
Length, Overall (in)
182.4 176.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
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)
14.2 13
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)
15.4 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
R01 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/30YR19 P285/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
R01 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/35YR19 P235/40YR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4068 3197
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 10 19 X 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Engine
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded H-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
664 @ 2000 287 @ 5600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.5 L/333 3.4 L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
577 @ 5500 350 @ 7400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL Porsche 911
Body Style
Roadster Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 175

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