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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 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $54,969 $63,750
2-Door Carrera Coupe w/Tiptronic 17 24 $57,654 $67,015
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $62,859 $73,000
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet w/Tiptronic 17 24 $65,544 $76,265
2-Door Carrera Targa 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $61,001 $70,750
2-Door Carrera Targa w/Tiptronic 17 24 $63,686 $74,015
2-Door Carrera Turbo Coupe 13 19 $90,535 $105,000
2-Door Carrera Turbo-S Coupe 13 19 $129,335 $150,000
2-Door Carrera S Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $54,969 $63,750
2-Door Carrera S Coupe w/Tiptronic 17 24 $57,654 $67,015
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,250
$54,969
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,600
$63,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1327 / month
$1063 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 51.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 51.7
Second Head Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Shoulder Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Hip Room (in) - -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 56.9
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 89.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 55.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 167.7
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 51.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 -TBD-
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x .35 11.77 x -TBD-
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
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 11.97 x -TBD-
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 38.5
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.47
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Tires
Front Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P245/45R16
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 3064
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 9
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.1 24
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110.0 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 232 @ 3750 250 @ 5250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195.2 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 228 @ 5600 282 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 2.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.12
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.41
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche 911 Carrera
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
 
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