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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
3-Door Coupe S Manual w/Sunroof
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual S 21 29 $22,923 $25,470
2-Door Convertible Manual S 21 29 $32,104 $35,670
3-Door Coupe Automatic S 19 27 $22,923 $25,470
2-Door Convertible Automatic S 19 27 $32,104 $35,670
5-Door Sedan Manual S 21 29 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic S 19 27 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Manual w/Sunroof S 21 29 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 27 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 25 $28,322 $31,470
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Sunroof S 21 29 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 27 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $27,423 $30,470
2-Door Convertible Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $37,115 $41,470
2-Door Convertible V6 Automatic SE 19 25 $37,115 $41,470
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $27,423 $30,470
5-Door Sedan Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $28,322 $31,470
5-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $28,322 $31,470
2-Door Convertible Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $37,115 $41,470
3-Door Coupe Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $27,663 $30,995
3-Door Coupe Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $27,663 $30,995
5-Door Sedan Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $28,557 $31,995
5-Door Sedan Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $28,557 $31,995
2-Door Convertible Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $36,849 $41,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $36,849 $41,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,250
$22,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,600
$25,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1327 / month
$425 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 52.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 89.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 52.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 52.6
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.1
Second Hip Room (in) - 52.6
Second Head Room (in) - 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 56.8
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 67.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 56.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 -TBD-
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 182.6
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 56.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 24.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x .35 -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 -TBD-
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 -TBD-
Tires
Front Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P195/60R15
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 2940
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size -TBD-
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.1 -TBD-
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110.0 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 232 @ 3750 155 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195.2 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 228 @ 5600 150 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.45 4.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.12
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) -TBD-
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.76
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Saab 900
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link H-Formed
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
 
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