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Vehicle 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 Silver Arrow Edition 2004 Maserati Spyder GT
1 Cupholder Total No Yes
4.2-Liter, 90-Degree V8, 32-Valve, Twin DOHC Engine, Front/Longitudinal Mounted With Horsepower Of 390@7000 and Torque Of 330@4500, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads No Yes
4966 cc 5 liters V 8 front engine with 97 mm bore, 84 mm stroke, 10 compression ratio, overhead cam and three valves per cylinder Yes No
6-Speed Manual Transmission With Overdrive No Yes
80 liter 21.1 gallon main premium unleaded fuel tank Yes No
Air conditioning with climate control Yes No
Alloy Wheels, Front 18-In. X 8.0-In. and Rear 18-In. X 9.5-In. No Yes
All-Speed Vehicle Stability Control System Operated Via Engine Power Reduction, ABS, and Traction Control Measures Steering Wheel Angle and Yaw Rate No Yes
AM/FM Radio; CD Player No Yes
Analog Clock No Yes
Anticorrosion warranty: duration (months): 48 or distance (miles): 50000, distance (km): 80467 Yes No
Audio anti-theft protection: code Yes No
Audio Prewiring No Yes
Automatic Climate Control No Yes
Automatic five-speed transmission with mode select, lock-up, electronic control and shift lever on floor Yes No
Automatic Locking Retractors No Yes
Automatic operation rear view mirror Yes No
Battery No Yes
Battery Gauge No Yes
Body Color Front Air Dam No Yes
Body color front and rear bumpers Yes No
Body Color Rear Air Dam No Yes
Bosch(R) 4 Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes No Yes
Bose audio system with AM/FM radio, cassette, Disc Autochanger and six-disc remote changer Yes No
Brake assist system Yes No
Brembo(R) Front Power 330-mm X 33-mm Vented Disc and Rear Power 310-mm X 28-mm Vented Disc Brakes No Yes
Bucket heated electrically adjustable driver and passenger seat with height adjustment, five adjustments and tilt adjustment Yes No
Cargo area light Yes No
Cargo capacity: all seats in place (liters): 224 and all seats in place (cu ft): 7.9 Yes No
Cargo Net No Yes
Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin No Yes
Charges: gas guzzler tax: 1000 and Luxury Yes No
Chrome/bright trim around side windows and on side of body Yes No
Cigarette Lighter No Yes
Clock Yes No
Coefficient of drag: 0.34 Yes No
Coming home device Yes No
Computer with average fuel consumption Yes No
Concealed system convertible rollover protection Yes No
Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor With Armrest No Yes
Cruise control Yes No
Cruise Control No Yes
Delayed/fade courtesy lights Yes No
Door entry light Yes No
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat Yes No
Drive-By-Wire Control For Throttle No Yes
Driver Airbag No Yes
Driver and Passenger Reading Light No Yes
Driver front airbag , passenger front airbag with occupant sensors Yes No
Driver power heated body color door mirrors with automatic operation , passenger power heated body color door mirrors Yes No
Dual Body Color Remote Power Adjustable Folding Exterior Rearview Mirrors With Memory Feature No Yes
Dual Fixed Hoop Safety Rollbars No Yes
Dual Front Side Airbags No Yes
Electric remote trunk/hatch release Yes No
Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror No Yes
Electronic Brake Force Distribution No Yes
Electronic traction control via ABS & engine management Yes No
Emergency Fuel Shutoff Device No Yes
Emission control level FED Yes No
Engine Oil Cooler No Yes
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4498, overall length (inches): 177.1, overall width (mm): 1811, overall width (inches): 71.3, overall height (mm): 1303, overall height (inches): 51.3, wheelbase (mm): 2515, wheelbase (inches): 99, front track (mm): 1534, front track (inches): 60.4, rear track (mm): 1524, rear track (inches): 60, curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10790 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 35.4 Yes No
External temperature Yes No
Fixed delivery charges: 665 Yes No
Floor covering: carpet in load area Yes No
Floor mats Yes No
Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs Yes No
Four-wheel ABS Yes No
Front alloy wheels with 18 inch rim diam and 8.5 inch rim width , rear alloy wheels with 18 inch rim diam and 9.5 inch rim width Yes No
Front and Rear Body Color Bumpers No Yes
Front ashtray Yes No
Front Driver Power Seat Adjusts 8 Ways Total No Yes
Front Dual 3-Point Seatbelts No Yes
Front Dual Door Mounted Storage No Yes
Front Dual Pretensioners No Yes
Front Dual Reclining Bucket Seats With Seat Height Adjustment, Integrated Headrests, and Driver Side Power Memory No Yes
Front Dual Sunvisors No Yes
Front Dual Vanity Mirrors No Yes
Front Floor Mats No Yes
Front fog lights Yes No
Front Passenger Power Seat Adjusts 8 Ways Total No Yes
Front Power Outlet Integral To Cigarette Lighter No Yes
Front power windows with two one-touch Yes No
Front reading lights Yes No
Front seat center armrest Yes No
Front seats cigar lighter Yes No
Front seats cup holders Yes No
Front side airbag with occupant sensors Yes No
Front spoiler Yes No
Front Stabilizer Bar No Yes
Front tires with 245 mm tire width, 40% tire profile and Z tire rating , rear tires with 275 mm tire width, 35% tire profile and Z tire rating Yes No
Fuel economy EPA highway (l/100km): 10.2, EPA highway (mpg): 23, EPA city (l/100km): 14.7 and EPA city (mpg): 16 Yes No
Full car warranty: duration (months): 48 or distance (miles): 50000, distance (km): 80467 Yes No
Full dashboard console , full floor console with covered storage box Yes No
Fullsize alloy rim internal spare wheel Yes No
Full-Size Spare Tire No Yes
Garage door opener Yes No
Glass Rear Window On Convertible No Yes
Glovebox No Yes
Halogen Headlights No Yes
Headlight control with time delay switch-off Yes No
Heated washer Yes No
Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat with pre-tensioners Yes No
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror Yes No
Illuminated entry system Yes No
Immobilizer Yes No
Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension With Struts No Yes
Independent Double Wishbone Rear Suspension With Struts No Yes
In-Glass Radio Antenna No Yes
Intermittent Windshield Wipers No Yes
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 942, front headroom (inches): 37.1, front hip room (mm): 1351, front hip room (inches): 53.2, front leg room (mm): 1077, front leg room (inches): 42.4, front shoulder room (mm): 1407, front shoulder room (inches): 55.4, interior volume (liters): 1427 and interior volume (cu ft): 50.4 Yes No
Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob No Yes
Leather covered electrically adjustable steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment Yes No
Leather Located On Center Floor Console and Instrument Panel No Yes
Leather Seats No Yes
Leather seat upholstery with additional leather Yes No
Leather Steering Wheel No Yes
Lockable glove compartment Yes No
Locking Storage No Yes
Low fuel level warning Yes No
Low washer fluid level warning Yes No
Luxury trim leather on gearknob, wood & leather on doors and alloy on dashboard Yes No
Memorized adjustment on door mirror position and steering wheel position with five driver's seat positions, five passenger seat positions and head restraint Yes No
Memory Adjustments For Driver Side Include Exterior Mirrors and Seat No Yes
Metallic paint Yes No
Multi-point injection fuel system Yes No
Oil Gauge No Yes
Oil pressure Yes No
Online information system Yes No
Passenger Airbag No Yes
Peripheral anti-theft protection Yes No
Power: 225 kW , 302 HP SAE @ 5600 rpm; 339 ft lb , 460 Nm @ 2700 rpm Yes No
Power antenna Yes No
Power Decklid Unlock No Yes
Power Door Locks No Yes
Power Soft Convertible Top No Yes
Power steering Yes No
Power Steering No Yes
Powertrain warranty: duration (months): 48 or distance (miles): 50000, distance (km): 80467 Yes No
Power Windows No Yes
Premium unleaded fuel Yes No
Projector beam lens gas discharge bulb headlights Yes No
Rear fog lights Yes No
Rear Locking Differential No Yes
Rear Stabilizer Bar No Yes
Rear-wheel drive Yes No
Rear Window Defroster No Yes
Rear window with defogger Yes No
Remote Fuel Door Release No Yes
Remote fuel filler door release Yes No
Remote power locks includes trunk/hatch and includes power windows Yes No
Removable hardtop convertible roof with glass rear window , electric softtop convertible roof Yes No
Road-side assistance warranty: duration (months): unlimited or distance (miles): unlimited, distance (km): unlimited Yes No
SBRP235/40ZR18 Front and SBRP265/35ZR18 Rear Tires No Yes
Seating: two seats Yes No
Selective Locking Via Remote Keyless Entry No Yes
Service interval indicator Yes No
Side Guard Door Beams No Yes
Six speakers Yes No
Stability control Yes No
Strut front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , multi-link rear suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs Yes No
Tachometer Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Column No Yes
Tinted glass on cabin Yes No
Traction Control No Yes
Trim level: SL500 Yes No
Trip Computer No Yes
Trunk Anti-Trap Device No Yes
Trunk Light No Yes
Two-door convertible body style Yes No
Two height adjustable electric adjustable head restraints on front seats Yes No
Valet Lockout No Yes
Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Alarm and Anti-Lift Sensor No Yes
Ventilation system with recirculation setting and micro filter Yes No
Weights: curb weight (kg) 1871 and curb weight (lbs) 4125 Yes No
Wind deflector behind seats Yes No
Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe and rain sensor Yes No






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