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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 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $56,290 $65,030
2-Door Carrera Coupe w/Tiptronic 16 25 $59,164 $68,450
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $64,523 $74,460
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet w/Tiptronic 16 25 $67,397 $77,880
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 24 $61,087 $70,480
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe w/Tiptronic 16 24 $63,961 $73,900
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 24 $69,037 $79,920
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet w/Tiptronic 16 24 $71,911 $83,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$70,560
$56,290
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,100
$65,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1352 / month
$1084 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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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
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 51.7
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 -
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 92.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 69.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 57.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.90 3.94
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 174.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 12.53 x 1.10
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 11.78 x 0.95
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 245/45ZR17 P205/50ZR17
Spare Tire Size Full-Size - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 245/45ZR17 P255/40ZR17
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) 4125 2910
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 17 x 9
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 24.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 296 @ 6800
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 258 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 3.4L/207
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
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 1.52
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche 911 Carrera
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/LSA
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/Coil Springs
 
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