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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 Roadster Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 27 $35,005 $39,980
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 26 $37,610 $43,130
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,250
$35,005
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,600
$39,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1327 / month
$666 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 -TBD-
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 -TBD-
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 95.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 169.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 9.1
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 11.5 x 0.80
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) 11.81 x 1.10 11.74 x 0.95
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 15.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.98
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 P225/50R16
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 2755
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.1 -TBD-
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110.0 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 228 @ 5600 201 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 232 @ 3750 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195.2 2.5L/153
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.43
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.79
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche Boxster
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
 
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