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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
3-Door Coupe S Turbo Automatic w/Sunroof
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic S 19 25 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 25 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 21 27 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual w/Sunroof S 21 27 $23,610 $24,500
5-Door Sedan Automatic S 20 26 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof S 20 26 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan Manual S 22 28 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan S Manual w/Sunroof S 22 28 $24,273 $26,955
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $27,911 $30,995
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $27,911 $30,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $28,811 $31,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $28,811 $31,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic S 20 26 $32,665 $36,395
2-Door Convertible Manual S 22 28 $32,665 $36,395
2-Door Convertible Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $37,765 $42,195
2-Door Convertible Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $37,765 $42,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,510
$23,610
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,900
$24,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1332 / month
$408 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 52.4
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 52.28
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 89.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) - 52.6
Second Head Room (in) - 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 52.6
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 56.8
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 67.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 56.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 182.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 24.0
Brakes
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 10.16 X 0.39
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 11.34 X 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 -TBD-
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55ZR16 P195/60R15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4165 3030
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -TBD-
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI Turbo Charged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 345 @ 3900 170 @ 2000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303.5 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 315 @ 5600 185 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) -TBD-
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.10
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 2.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.37
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Saab 900
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link H-Formed
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
 
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