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What is Better Maserati Gran Cabriolet or Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class?

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Maserati Gran Cabriolet Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class

6 reasons to buy Maserati Gran Cabriolet

Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 18.5 mpg vs 21.4 mpg 16% or 2.9 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 27.19 mpg vs 30.41 mpg 12% or 3.22 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 11.8 mpg vs 14.1 mpg 19% or 2.3 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 260 liters vs 176 liters 32% or 84 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2280 kg vs 1935 kg 15% or 345 kg
Other specs
More seats 4 vs 2 2

14 reasons to buy Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 102.2 mm vs 94 mm 8% or 8.2 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 94.6 mm vs 84.5 mm 11% or 10.1 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

571 bhp vs 440 bhp

420 kw. vs 323 kw.

23% or 131 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 650 nM vs 490 nM 25% or 160 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 3.8 sec. vs 5.4 sec. 1.6 sec.
More top speed 197 mph vs 175 mph 22 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 191 g/mile vs 220 g/mile 15% or 29 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 4 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 85 liters vs 75 liters 12% or 10 liters
More maximum bearing capacity 315 kg vs 300 kg 5% or 15 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 30 years vs 2 years 93% or 28 years
More painted surfaces warranty 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
Less weight 1620 kg vs 1980 kg 22% or 360 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11.9 meters vs 12.3 meters 3% or 0.4 meters

Neutral reasons Maserati Gran Cabriolet vs. Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 7000 RPM vs 6800 RPM 3% or 200 more rpms.
Engine capacity 4691 cm3 vs 6208 cm3 24% or 1517 cm3 less
Cylinders location V8 vs V8
Camshaft QUAD CAM vs DOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Direct fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 7 1 less
Dimensions
Length 4881 mm vs 4638 mm 5% or 243 mm shorter
Width 1915 mm vs 1939 mm 1% or 24 mm narrower
Height 1353 mm vs 1262 mm 7% or 91 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2942 mm vs 2680 mm 9% or 262 mm more
Front tires size 245/40 R20 vs 265/35 R19
Rear tires size 285/40 R20 vs 295/30 R20
Spare wheel puncture repair kit vs tyre sealant kit
Type of wheels 20" alloy wheels vs 20" alloy wheels
Style of wheels TRIDENT vs AMG 7 spokes
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)