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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 Coupe 3.2L
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Body Style

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 21 29 $35,320 $40,600
2-Door Cabriolet 19 28 $41,060 $47,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$70,560
$35,320
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,100
$40,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1352 / month
$677 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 53.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 36.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 80.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 52.8
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Second Leg Room (in) - 31.1
Second Hip Room (in) - 45.9
Second Head Room (in) - 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 50.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.90 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 180.2
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 58.0
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 105.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 67.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 11.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4 11.3 x .39
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 11.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 16.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 15.85
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 245/45ZR17 205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 245/45ZR17 205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size 205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4125 3240
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 229 @ 3000-4600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 215 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.49
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link 5-Link
 
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