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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 Coupe Carrera 4S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 16 23 $67,492 $78,350
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 16 23 $62,962 $73,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,510
$62,962
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,900
$73,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1332 / month
$1217 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 -TBD-
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
Second Leg Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Hip Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Head Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Shoulder Room (in) - -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 167.7
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 89.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 55.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 -TBD-
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 12.68 x -TBD-
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 12.68 x -TBD-
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 19.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P285/30R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P225/40R18
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4165 3197
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 18 x 10
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 24.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 115
Engine
Displacement 5.0L/303.5 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 315 @ 5600 282 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 345 @ 3900 250 @ 5250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
Transmission
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All 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) 2.65 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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
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
 
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