Audi RS 3 vs. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$54,900
$88,200

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
3.33 / 5
3 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
400 hp
362 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5 TFSI 5 Cylinder 400 HP
3.0L Bi

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.1 in.
8.5 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
2

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/35YR19 - P255/30R19
P255/35YR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.6 in.
101.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
36.2 ft.

Length

Length
176.3 in.
182.3 in.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
73.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3593 lbs.
3826 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
400 hp
362 hp

Torque

Torque
354 ft. lbs.
369 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
5 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
19.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 mpg
24 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
28 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Audi RS 3
Mercedes-Benz SL

Body Style

Body Style
quattro Sedan
Roadster

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars
Two-Seaters

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
2

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3593 lbs.
50.5 ft³.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 mpg.
3826 lbs.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 mpg.
23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 mpg.
20 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-5
28 mpg.

Displacement

Displacement
2.5 L/151
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection
3.0 L/183

Trans Type

Trans Type
7
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
421

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.56
9

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53
Automatic w/OD

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.68
5.35

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02
3.24

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79
2.25

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76
1.64

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.79
1.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06
1.00

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320
4.80

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0
3.07

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
7.6

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/35YR19 - P255/30R19
P255/35YR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/35R19 - P235/35YR19
P285/30YR19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 - 19 X 8.5 in.
19 - 19 X 8.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 - 19 X 8.5 in.
19 - 19 X 9.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.1 ft.
36.2 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.6 in.
14.2 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in.
12.6 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal.
19.8 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
39.1 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
42.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in.
55.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.4 in.
53.6 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.1 in.
101.7 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53 in.
182.3 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.6 in.
73.9 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
176.3 in.
51.2 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in.
62.8 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
55 in.
63 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.4 in.
8.5 ft³.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
60.2 in.
0.86

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10 ft³.
0.72

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64
SL

Model Group

Model Group
RS 3
Luxury Sport

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
Convertible

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
3.0

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.5
DOHC

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
aluminum

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
6

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
5
4