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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 Roadster w/Tiptronic
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Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 26 $35,895 $41,000
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 24 $35,895 $41,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,510
$35,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,900
$41,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1332 / month
$683 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 -TBD-
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 95.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 171.0
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 50.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 9.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4 11.5 x 0.80
Brake Type Power Pwr
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 11.74 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 15.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Tires
Front Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P225/50R16
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 2954
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -TBD-
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 120
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 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303.5 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 315 @ 5600 201 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.00
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 4.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Tiptronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 4.10
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
 
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