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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
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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
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 51.7
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-
Second Hip Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Head Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Shoulder Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in) - -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 51.8
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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 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 - City (MPG) 18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
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
 
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