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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 Hip Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 70.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 40.7
Second Leg Room (in) - 26.5
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 43.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 176.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 7.0
Brakes
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) 11.8 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 17.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.1
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P195/65R15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4165 3364
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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 Torque @ RPM 345 @ 3900 184 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303.5 2.8L/169
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 315 @ 5600 172 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19
Transmission
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
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,
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Audi Cabriolet
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
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
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
 
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