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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
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 53.8
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 47.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 9.2
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.7
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4010 3383
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 17 x 10
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 17 x 13
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.1 12.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110.0 143
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 228 @ 5600 450 @ 5200
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 21
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Dodge Viper
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 36
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
 
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