Ferrari 488 Spider vs. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

 2018 Ferrari 488 Spider 2dr Convertible Base 1300-OEM Exterior 3/4 Front Left-Facing Primary
VS
 Black

Key Specs

MSRP

Kelley Blue Book
$280,900 (MSRP)
$88,200

Expert Rating

Expert Rating
Not Available

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available
3.33 / 5
3 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
660 hp
362 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.9L Turbo V8
Standard

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
8.1 cu. ft.
42.9 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
2
2

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/35YR20
P255/35YR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 in.
101.7 in.

Length

Length
179.8 in.
36.2 ft.

Width

Width
76.9 in.
182.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3362 lbs.
3826 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
660 hp
362 hp

Torque

Torque
560 ft. lbs.
369 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
V6 Cylinder

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.6 gal.
19.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
19 - 16 mpg
24 mpg

City

City
15 - 16 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 mpg
28 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Optional

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Optional

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Ferrari 488 Spider
Mercedes-Benz SL

Body Style

Body Style
Convertible
Roadster

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Two-Seaters
Two-Seaters

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
2
2

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3362 lbs.
50.5 ft³.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 mpg.
3826 lbs.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 - 16 mpg.
23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

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

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
FER
28 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
3.9 L/238
3.0 L/183

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
DCT04
421

Trans Type

Trans Type
7
9

Trans Description Cont.

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

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08
5.35

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19
3.24

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63
2.25

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29
1.64

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03
1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84
1.00

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.14
4.80

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8
3.07

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
7.6

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/35YR20
Multi-Link

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P305/30YR20
P255/35YR19

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Full-Size
P285/30YR19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
20 X 9 in.
19 - 19 X 8.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
20 X 11 in.
19 - 19 X 9.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Full-Size in.
Aluminum

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Rack-Pinion

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum
36.2 ft.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
4-Wheel Disc

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Yes

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
14.2 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15.7 in.
12.6 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 in.
19.8 gal.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.6 gal.
39.1 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 in.
42.9 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
179.8 in.
55.5 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.9 in.
53.6 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
47.7 in.
101.7 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
66.1 in.
182.3 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.8 in.
73.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
8.1 ft³.
51.2 in.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69
62.8 in.

Model Group

Model Group
488 Spider
63 in.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
8.5 ft³.

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Convertible
0.86

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.9
0.72

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
SL

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
Luxury Sport

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
8
Convertible

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
3.0