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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible 2-Door Roadster 5.0L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $82,584 $88,800
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 21 $111,647 $120,050
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $117,413 $126,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,731
$82,584
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,385
$88,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1256 / month
$1480 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 50.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.0
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.61 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.7 178.5
Height, Overall (in) 50.4 51.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 60.5
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 100.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.3 72.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.6 max 4.4 min 10.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 1.3 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.0 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 21
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39 36.2
Steering Type Speed-sensitive Pwr Rack-and-pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/50WR18 285/35WR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/50WR18 255/40WR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3647 4065
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 143
Engine
Displacement 4.6L/279 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 6400 302 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 310 @ 4400 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code LH2 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.60 1.92
Trans Type 5 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.02 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.21 2.86
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac XLR Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style 2 Door Conv 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) SLA double wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) SLA double wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent 4-Link
 
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