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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 $76,818 $82,600
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $119,924 $128,950
2-Door Hardtop
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Hardtop 17 25 $33,866 $38,705
2-Door Coupe 17 25 $34,370 $39,280
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $39,991 $45,705
Pricing
Invoice Price
$76,818
$33,866
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$82,600
$38,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1377 / month
$645 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 62.03
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 1.44
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 179.7
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 47.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 24.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4 11.8 x 1.02
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 40.0
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
Tires
Front Tire Size 245/45ZW17 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 245/45WR17 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4125 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 525
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Hardtop
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 5-Link
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
 
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