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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster 3.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 15 23 $78,210 $89,900
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 20 $107,180 $123,200
2-Door Roadster 3.2L 18 24 $69,250 $79,600
2-Door GTS Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door RT/10 Roadster 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
2-Door GTS Coupe 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,250
$59,280
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,600
$66,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1327 / month
$1100 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 36.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 96.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 75.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 176.7
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 47.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 9.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x .35 13.0 x 0.87
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.81 x 1.10 13.0 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 40.5
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.7
Tires
Front Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P275/40ZR17
Spare Tire Size Full-Size T155/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P335/35ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4010 3383
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 17 x 13
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 17 x 10
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size 16 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.1 12.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110.0 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V10
Fuel System SMPI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 232 @ 3750 490 @ 3700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195.2 8.0L/488
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 228 @ 5600 450 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 12
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.30
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.78
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Dodge Viper
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.86
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 36
 
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