Mercedes-Benz SL-Class vs. Ferrari California

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$83,881 - $93,413
$202,723

Expert Rating

Expert Rating
Not Available

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
449 hp
553 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.7L Bi
3.9L V8 w/Fuel Direct Injection

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
8.5 cu. ft.
12 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System

Passengers

Passengers
2
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional

Seat Massage

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional

Exterior Features

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.7 in.
105.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.2 ft.

Length

Length
182.3 in.
179.9 in.

Width

Width
73.9 in.
75.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3959 .lbs
3813 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
449 hp
553 hp

Torque

Torque
516 ft. lbs.
557 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.8 gal.
20.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
9 - 13 mpg
8 - 12 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
23 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL
Ferrari California T

Body Style

Body Style
Roadster
Convertible

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Two-Seaters
Minicompact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
2
4

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
50.5 ft³.
3813 lbs.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3959 lbs.
18 mpg.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 mpg.
16 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 mpg.
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Engine Type

Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
3.9 L/235

Displacement

Displacement
4.7 L/285
Gasoline Direct Injection

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
7

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
421
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Trans Type

Trans Type
9
3.40

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
2.19

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.35
1.63

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24
1.29

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25
1.03

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64
0.84

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21
2.79

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
4.44

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.80
850

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65
9.8

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8
150

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

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

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P255/35YR19
P245/35YR20 - P245/40YR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P285/30YR19
P285/30YR20 - P285/40YR19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 X 8.5 in.
Compact

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 X 9.5 in.
19 X 8 - 20 X 8.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
19 X 10 - 20 X 10.5 in.

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Compact in.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.2 ft.
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Steel

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Rack-Pinion

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
4-Wheel Disc

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
4-Wheel

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 in.
Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in.
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.8 gal.
15.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
14.2 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.9 in.
20.6 gal.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.5 in.
54.4 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.6 in.
105.1 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.7 in.
179.9 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
182.3 in.
75.2 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.9 in.
52 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
51.2 in.
64.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.8 in.
63.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63 in.
12 ft³.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
8.5 ft³.
0.63

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86
California

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72
Luxury Sport

Model Group

Model Group
SL
Convertible

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
3.9

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Convertible
DOHC

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
4.7
aluminum

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
8

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
4