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Selected Style 350C 2-Door Convertible
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 27 $29,966 $33,295
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $31,019 $34,465
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $33,233 $36,925
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 27 $35,748 $39,720
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $37,962 $42,180
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $37,072 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $38,124 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 20 27 $41,976 $46,640
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $54,594 $60,660
2-Door Roadster SLK300
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK300 17 26 $44,314 $47,650
2-Door Roadster SLK350 19 25 $49,569 $53,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,976
$44,314
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,640
$47,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$777 / month
$794 / month
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.5
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 25.9 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 37.9
Second Hip Room (in) 43.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.9 49.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 61.0
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 95.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 161.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8 9.8 (6.5 w/top down)
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 34.5
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P225/45R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3880 3208
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6400 228 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800 221 @ 2500 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/210 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.08 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 4.46
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.72
Trans Type 6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 350C Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone 3-link independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-arm multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 4
 
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