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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 3.2L
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Body Style

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 21 29 $35,320 $40,600
2-Door Cabriolet 19 28 $41,060 $47,200
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic
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Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 26 $35,895 $41,000
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 24 $35,895 $41,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,320
$35,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,600
$41,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$677 / month
$683 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 80.7 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 38.1
Second Hip Room (in) 45.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 51.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.6 -
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 95.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.8 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 180.2 171.0
Height, Overall (in) 54.0 50.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 9.1
Brakes
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.1 11.74 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x .39 11.50 x 0.80
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 17.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.85 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/55HR16 P225/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size 205/55HR16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3240 2866
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 229 @ 3000-4600 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 2.5L/153
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 5700 201 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 3.66
Clutch Size (in) N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Tiptronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 2.00
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 4.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Porsche Boxster
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
 
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