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Compare Tesla Roadster vs Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster

Reviews

Neoscore
89%
Pros
  • Great performance and handling
  • Overall good design
  • Exceptionally stout drivetrain
Cons
  • Worse performance than the coupe
  • Worse styling than the coupe
  • Low cargo capacity

Variants

Roadster
Roadster 722 S

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
204 L / 7.2 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
11.0 L / 11.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
8.5 L / 9.0 qt
Fuel Capacity
97.0 L / 25.6 gal
Passengers
2
Payload
230 kg / 507 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs, 390 mm
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Offroad | Approach Angle
8.0 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
16.5 deg
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Double-wishbone
Tire Size
RoadsterFront wheel tires: 245/40 R18 Rear wheel tires: 295/35 R18Roadster 722 SFront wheel tires: 255/35 R19 Rear wheel tires: 295/30 R19
Turning Circle
12.2 m / 40.0 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity
200 kWh
Body Style
2-door Convertible

Dimensions

Size | Height
1281 mm / 50.4 in
Size | Length
4656 mm / 183.3 in
Size | Width
1908 mm / 75.1 in
Track Width | Front
Roadster1638.0 mm / 64.5 inRoadster 722 S1635.0 mm / 64.4 in
Track Width | Rear
1569.0 mm / 61.8 in
Weight
1750.0 kg / 3858.1 lbs
Wheel Size
RoadsterFront wheel rims: 9J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 11.5J x 18Roadster 722 SFront wheel rims: 9J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 11.5J x 19
Wheelbase
2700 mm / 106.3 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
Roadster3.8 secRoadster 722 S3.7 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
1.9 s
Roadster3.6 secRoadster 722 S3.5 sec
CO2 Emission
348 g/km
Electric Range
620 mi
Fuel Economy
14.5 L/100km / 16.2 MPG (combined) | 20.9 L/100km / 11.3 MPG (urban) | 10.8 L/100km / 21.8 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250+ mph
Roadster332.0 km/h / 206.3 mphRoadster 722 S335.0 km/h / 208.2 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Tri motor (1 front, 2 rear)
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 4
Engine
M 155.980
Engine | Bore
97.0 mm / 3.8 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
9.0:1
Engine | Displacement
5.4 L / 331.9 cu-in / 5439.0 cc
Engine | Power
Roadster626.0 hp / 466.8 kW @ 6500 rpmRoadster 722 S650.0 hp / 484.7 kW @ 6500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
Roadster115.1 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-inRoadster 722 S119.5 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
Engine | Torque
Wheel Torque: 10000 Nm
Roadster780 Nm / 575.3 lb-ft @ 3250-5000 rpmRoadster 722 S820 Nm / 604.8 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Engine | Type
Supercharged multi-port injected petrol V8 SOHC engine with 3 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic AMG SPEEDSHIFT R

Production

Availability
Roadster2007 ~ 2009Roadster 722 S2008 ~ 2009
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