Mercedes 300SL vs SLS AMG - specifications

Mercedes SLS AMG vs Mercedes 300SL

 Mercedes SLS AMGMercedes 300SL
On-the-road price/total as tested"£157,500/£165,850""£4,393*/£350,000+"
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£11,025/£22,050"N/A
"Annual fuel cost (12,000/20,000 miles)""£7,442/£12,403"N/A
Ins group/quote/road tax band/cost50/N/A/M/£435N/A/N/A/exempt
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd serviceN/AN/A/N/A/N/A
Engine"V8/6,208cc""6cyl in-line/2,996cc"
Peak power"563/6,800 bhp/rpm""212/5,800 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque"650/4,750 Nm/rpm""274/4,600 Nm/rpm"
Transmission7spd semi auto/rwd4spd man/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel85 litres/foam sealant130 litres/full size
Boot capacity176 litresN/A
Turning circle11.9metresN/A
Drag coefficient0.36Cd0.25Cd^
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unltd)/4yrsN/A
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable miles/136N/A/136
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.9th(10)/15th (09)9th/15th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./pointsN/AN/A
0-60/30-70mph4.1/3.1secs8.8 secs^/N/A
30-50mph in 3rd/4th2.2/3.1secsN/A
50-70mph in 5th/6th3.8/5.3secsN/A
Top speed/rpm at 70mph"197mph**/2,250rpm"160mph/N/A
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph42.8/32.3/8.1mN/A
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph65/56/69/75dbN/A
Auto Express economy/range9.2/172N/A
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined14.1/30.4/21.4mpg17mpg (est)
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket709/308g/km/35%N/A/N/A/N/A
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsEight/yes/yesNone/no/no
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/yesNo/yes/no
Gullwing doors/xenons/keyless goYes/yes/yesYes/no/no
Metallic paint/stability/cruise control"£1,720/yes/yes"Yes/no/no

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