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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2010. - 2015.
S - Sports car
coupe, 2 door
rear
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2008. - 2013.
S - Sports car
coupe, 2 door
rear

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Dimensons & Outlines

4638 mm
1939 mm
1262 mm
176 liters
176 liters
85 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4660 mm
1820 mm
1400 mm
275 liters
275 liters
80 liters
2010 Mercedes Benz SLS
2008 Infiniti Q60 Coupe

Engine

Mercedes Benz
6.2 M159 KE63 AMG
Petrol
8 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
6208 cc
571 hp
650 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
3696 cc
320 hp
360 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1653 kg
5.8 s
249 km/h
15.2 l/100km
7.8 l/100km
10.5 l/100km
249 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 7 gears
1595 kg
3.8 s
317 km/h
19.9 l/100km
9.3 l/100km
13.2 l/100km
308 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 7 gears
1665 kg
5.9 s
249 km/h
15.2 l/100km
7.7 l/100km
10.4 l/100km
247 g/km

Expenses

150000 EUR
Price from
25000 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the sports car segment and utilize the same 2-door coupe body style and the rear wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Mercedes Benz-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 8-cylinder, 32-valves 571hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 320hp engine designed by Nissan.

Safety

Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the sports car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the Japanese car offers a marginal difference of 4% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Infiniti does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Mercedes Benz with an average rating of 4.4, and models under the Infiniti badge with 4.5 out of 5. Independent research findings rank SLS as average reliability-wise, and Q60 is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the German car rank it on average as 5.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mercedes Benz is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 317 kilometers per hour, 68km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy an obvious choice would be the Japanese car, averaging around 10.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (27 mpg), in combined cycle. That's 26% difference compared to the German car!


Verdict

Infiniti appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Japanese car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Mercedes Benz being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Infiniti. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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