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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 Roadster Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 20 28 $36,261 $41,430
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 25 $36,261 $41,430
2-Door Roadster Manual S 18 26 $43,700 $49,930
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic S 17 24 $43,700 $49,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$76,818
$36,261
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$82,600
$41,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1377 / month
$691 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 171.0
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 95.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 9.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 11.7 x 0.95
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 11.5 x 0.8
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 16.9
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 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Size 245/45WR17 P225/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 245/45ZW17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4125 2778
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 120
Engine
Displacement 5.0L/303 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 217 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 192 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 28
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.43
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche Boxster
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .91
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms Independent
 
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