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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 Carrera S Coupe 6-Speed Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $62,859 $73,000
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet w/Tiptronic 17 24 $65,544 $76,265
2-Door Carrera Targa 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $61,001 $70,750
2-Door Carrera Targa w/Tiptronic 17 24 $63,686 $74,015
2-Door Carrera S Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $54,969 $63,750
2-Door Carrera S Coupe w/Tiptronic 17 24 $57,654 $67,015
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,510
$54,969
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,900
$63,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1332 / month
$1063 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 51.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 51.7
Second Head Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Shoulder Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Hip Room (in) - -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 56.9
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 89.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 55.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 167.7
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 51.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 -TBD-
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4 11.77 x -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) 11.8 x 1.1 11.97 x -TBD-
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.4
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.5
Tires
Front Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P255/40R17
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) 4165 3064
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 17 x 9
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 24
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Engine
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
Displacement 5.0L/303.5 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 315 @ 5600 282 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
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
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door S Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche 911 Carrera
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
 
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