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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
3-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Manual 22 29 $24,534 $26,100
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 22 29 $24,534 $26,100
3-Door HB Automatic 20 25 $24,534 $26,100
3-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 20 25 $24,534 $26,100
3-Door HB Manual Viggen 20 29 $34,575 $37,995
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof Viggen 20 29 $34,575 $37,995
5-Door HB Manual 22 29 $24,765 $26,600
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 22 29 $24,765 $26,600
5-Door HB Automatic 20 25 $24,765 $26,600
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 20 25 $24,765 $26,600
5-Door HB Manual SE 21 29 $30,019 $32,175
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof SE 21 29 $30,019 $32,175
5-Door HB Automatic SE 20 26 $30,019 $32,175
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof SE 20 26 $30,019 $32,175
5-Door HB Manual Viggen 20 29 $34,575 $37,995
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof Viggen 20 29 $34,575 $37,995
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Black Top 22 29 $36,746 $39,725
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Blue Top 22 29 $36,746 $39,725
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Black Top 20 25 $36,746 $39,725
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Blue Top 20 25 $36,746 $39,725
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Black Top SE 21 29 $40,006 $43,250
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Blue Top SE 21 29 $40,006 $43,250
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Black Top SE 20 26 $40,006 $43,250
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Blue Top SE 20 26 $40,006 $43,250
2-Door Convertible Manual SE Spring Edition 21 29 $40,695 $43,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE Spring Edition 20 26 $40,695 $43,995
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Black Top Viggen 20 29 $40,945 $44,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$76,818
$24,534
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$82,600
$26,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1377 / month
$435 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 52.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 89.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 39.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 52.4
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.3
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.1
Second Hip Room (in) - 52.6
Second Head Room (in) - 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 4.5
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 182.2
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 56.8
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 102.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 67.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 21.7
Brakes
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
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 11.34 x - TBD -
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 11.26 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 245/45WR17 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 245/45ZW17 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front 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 3040
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 65
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 184 @ 1900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 185 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI Turbo Charged EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.39
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.10
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 2.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Saab 9-3
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
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/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
 
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