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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 $70,560 $81,100
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $110,400 $126,900
2-Door Hardtop
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 17 25 $33,967 $38,820
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $39,567 $45,220
2-Door Hardtop 18 28 $33,530 $38,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$70,560
$33,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,100
$38,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1352 / month
$639 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 54.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 51.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 55.3
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 62.03
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.90 1.44
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 179.7
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 104.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 73.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 24.8
Brakes
Brake Type Power Power
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 12.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4 11.8 x 1.02
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Power Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 245/45ZR17 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 245/45ZR17 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size Full-Size NA
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) 4125 3307
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 350 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LS1
Displacement 5.0L/303 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 345 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA 11.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.30
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.78
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Hardtop
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 5-Link
 
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