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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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$91,000
Starting Price (MSRP)
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2019 Porsche 718 Boxster
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$59,000
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8.8
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Overview

Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic (+$3,210)
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
2 seater
Seating Capacity
2 seater
Trunk Volume
8.5 ft³
Trunk Volume
9.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
362 hp @ 5500 rpm
300 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque
369 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
280 lb-ft @ 1950 rpm
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic (+$3,210)
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.2 ft
36.1 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
19" x 8.5"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 9.5"
18" x 9.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Multi-Link
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Strut

Tires

Front Tire
P255/35YR19
P235/45ZR18
Rear Tire
P285/30YR19
P265/45ZR18

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
24 MPG
City
20 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 (2019) Tons/yr
7.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.8 gallons
14.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
396 miles
298.2 miles
Cruising Range Highway
554.4 miles
397.6 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
182.3 in
172.4 in
Height
51.2 in
50.4 in
Max Width
73.9 in
70.9 in
Front Width
62.8 in
59.6 in
Rear Width
63 in
60.3 in
Wheelbase
101.7 in
97.4 in
Ground Clearance
3.7 in
4.3 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
2 seater
2 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.9 in
N/A
Front Seat Headroom
39.1 in
N/A
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.5 in
N/A
Front Seat Hip Room
53.6 in
N/A

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,826 lbs
2,944 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
8.5 ft³
9.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Dolomite Brown Metallic
  • Graphite Grey Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Polar White
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • Black
  • Guards Red
  • Racing Yellow
  • White

Optional Exterior Colors

  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic
  • designo Selenite Grey Magno
  • Agate Grey Metallic
  • Carrara White Metallic
  • GT Silver Metallic
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Carmine Red
  • Chalk
  • Lava Orange
  • Miami Blue
  • Custom Color Metallic
  • Custom Color

Standard Interior Materials

  • Bengal Red/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Crystal Grey/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Ginger Beige/Espresso, Leather Upholstery
  • Agate Grey, Leather Seat Trim
  • Agate Grey, Partial Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Partial Leather Seat Trim

Optional Interior Materials

  • Bengal Red/Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ginger Beige/Espresso, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Bengal Red/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ginger Beige/Espresso, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Agate Grey, Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Package
  • Black, Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Package
  • Black/Bordeaux Red, Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Pkg
  • Black/Chalk, Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Pkg
  • Black/Luxor Beige, Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Pkg
  • Agate Grey, Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Black/Dark Silver, Lthr Seat Trim w/Sport-Tex Centers & Lthr Interior
  • Graphite Blue/Chalk, Lthr Seat Trim w/Sport-Tex Centers & Lthr Interior
  • Black/Bordeaux Red, Special Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Black/Chalk, Special Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Black/Luxor Beige, Special Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Bordeaux Red, Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Graphite Blue, Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Espresso, Natural Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Color to Sample, Color to Sample Leather Seat Trim
  • Espresso/Cognac, Two-Tone Natural Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Int

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Standard
Optional
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Optional
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Optional
Optional

Comfort

Navigation System
Standard
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Optional
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Optional
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Optional
Optional
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Standard
Optional
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Optional
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Optional
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Seat-Massage
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Optional
Telematics
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles