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2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2019 BMW 8-Series
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Roadster SL 450
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Roadster SL 450 20 28 $83,801 $89,150
Roadster SL 550 17 25 $106,737 $113,550
Roadster AMG SL 63 15 23 $145,183 $154,450
Coupe M850i xDrive
Pricing
Invoice Price
$83,801
$104,565
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$89,150
$111,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1486 / month
$1865 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.9
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 -
Second Head Room (in)
- 33.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 46.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 5
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 191.2
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 53
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 64.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 111.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 64.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 14.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 -
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 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
R66 258
Front Tire Size
P255/35YR19 P245/35YR20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
R66 258
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/30YR19 P275/30YR20
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3826 4478
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 20 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9.5 20 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/183 4.4 L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
362 @ 5500 523 @ 5500
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 553 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 2.20
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.32
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.82
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.80 3.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.52
Trans Order Code
421 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.35 5.50
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.64
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.40
Summary
Body Style
Roadster Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL BMW 8 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.9
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