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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster 5.0L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $69,510 $79,900
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 14 20 $108,750 $125,000
2-Door Convertible
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,510
$30,424
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,900
$34,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1332 / month
$577 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 24 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 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 70.7
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 43.0
Second Leg Room (in) - 26.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 57.0
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 100.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 67.6
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 176.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 7.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 10.9 x 0.98
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) 10.9 x 0.4 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.3
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4165 3364
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 315 @ 5600 172 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 345 @ 3900 184 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303.5 2.8L/169
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 2.884
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.441
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.691
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.743
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 2.714
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.000
Trans Type 5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Audi Cabriolet
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Torsion Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Panhard Rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
 
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