Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2018 Aston Martin Vantage

2018 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2018 Aston Martin Vantage
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Roadster SL 450
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Roadster SL 450 20 28 $82,026 $88,200
Roadster SL 550 17 25 $104,439 $112,300
Roadster AMG SL 63 16 25 $142,151 $152,850
Roadster AMG SL 65 13 22 $206,460 $222,000
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Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe N/A N/A N/A $149,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,026
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,200
$149,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1470 / month
$2500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg -
Highway
28 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 50.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 -
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 106.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 76.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 175.8
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)
12.6 14.2
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 15.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 19.3
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/35YR19 P255/40YR20
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/30YR19 P295/35YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3826 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9.5 20 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 2000 505 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 4.0 L/243
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
362 @ 5500 503 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 -
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.66
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.80 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.14
Trans Order Code
421 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.35 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.93
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 2.11
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Roadster Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL Aston Martin Vantage
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 -

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