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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe CL550 4MATIC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC CL550 15 24 $106,113 $114,100
2-Door Coupe RWD CL600 12 18 $147,591 $158,700
2-Door Coupe RWD CL63 AMG 15 22 $140,895 $151,500
2-Door Coupe RWD CL65 AMG 12 18 $196,230 $211,000
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$106,113
$16,699
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$114,100
$17,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1902 / month
$288 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors - 3
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 31.7
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 37.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.2 89.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 43.9
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 201.0 166.1
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.3 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 116.3 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.5 15.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x 1.3 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.5 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.2 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P275/45HR18 P215/40VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45HR18 P215/40VR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4740 2584
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 516 @ 1800 - 3500 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.6L/- TBD - 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 429 @ 5250 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 37 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 27 (Est)
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.61
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.37
Trans Type 7 6
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 (R2 2.23) 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 4.26
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Hyundai Veloster
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.91
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 7
 
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