Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Designo Mocha Black Metallic
VS
Black

Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$147,500 - $179,500
Not Available

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.83 / 5
6 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
603 hp
449 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L V8 Biturbo
4.0L Biturbo V8
4.7L Bi

Interior Features

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Not Available

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 - 41.7 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.7 - 42.1 in.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.4 - 43 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 - 39.2 in.
Not Available

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
7 - 18 cu. ft.
8.5 cu. ft.

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Not Available

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Not Available

AC

AC
Optional
Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
2

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Not Available

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.9 - 124.6 in.
101.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.4 ft.
36.2 ft.

Length

Length
198.9 - 208.2 in.
182.3 in.

Width

Width
75.3 - 75.4 in.
73.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4564 - 4817 .lbs
3959 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
603 hp
449 hp

Torque

Torque
664 ft. lbs.
516 ft. lbs.

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.7 - 24.3 gal.
19.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
16 - 26 mpg
9 - 13 mpg

City

City
15 - 17 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 - 27 mpg
25 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Not Available
Optional

Safety Features

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Night Vision
Optional
Not Available

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Mercedes-Benz SL

Body Style

Body Style
4MATIC Cabriolet, 4MATIC Coupe, 4MATIC Sedan
Roadster

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Two-Seaters

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4 - 5
2

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4564 - 4817 lbs.
3959 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 - 20 mpg.
20 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 - 17 mpg.
17 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 - 27 mpg.
25 mpg.

Engine Type

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

Displacement

Displacement
4.0 L/243
4.7 L/285

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
421 - 427
421

Trans Type

Trans Type
9
9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50
5.35

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33
3.24

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.31
2.25

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66
1.64

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21
1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.93
4.80

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.47
2.65

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520
Not Available

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 - 9.8
8.8

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
Not Available

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

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

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
R01
Not Available

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
R01
Not Available

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P255/40YR20
P255/35YR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P285/35YR20
P285/30YR19

Front Wheel Size

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

Rear Wheel Size

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

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.4 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
15.4 - 16.5 in.
14.2 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.7 - 24.3 gal.
19.8 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.7 - 42.1 in.
39.1 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 - 41.7 in.
42.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57 - 59.7 in.
55.5 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
60.6 - 61.2 in.
53.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 - 39.2 in.
Not Available

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
33.4 - 43 in.
Not Available

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
49.5 - 59.1 in.
Not Available

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.1 - 61.5 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.9 - 124.6 in.
101.7 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
198.9 - 208.2 in.
182.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.3 - 75.4 in.
73.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56 - 59 in.
51.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
63 - 64.7 in.
62.8 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.2 - 64.7 in.
63 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
4.5 in.
Not Available

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
7 - 18 ft³.
8.5 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86
0.86

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72
0.72

Model Group

Model Group
S-Class
SL

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Convertible, Coupe, Sedan
Convertible

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
4.0
4.7

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
8
8

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4