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2012 Lotus Exige
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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2012 Lotus Exige
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2-Door Roadster SLK250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK250 22 32 $39,525 $42,500
2-Door Roadster SLK350 20 29 $50,964 $54,800
2-Door Roadster SLK55 AMG 19 28 $62,775 $67,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$39,525
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$42,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$708 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
It may be the most pragmatic roadster of its kind, but the SLK 350 dares you to doubt its partying skills.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 22 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5
Passenger Capacity
2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6
Wheelbase (in)
95.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
162.8
Height, Overall (in)
51.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 (6.4 w/top down)
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3308
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2000 - 4300
Engine Order Code
NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72
Trans Type
6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA
Trans Order Code
411
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Body Style
2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1

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