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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 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 52.4
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 52.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 89.6
Second Hip Room (in) - 52.6
Second Head Room (in) - 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 52.6
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 4.5
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 182.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 21.7
Brakes
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 -
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 18.0
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 245/45ZW17 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 245/45WR17 P195/60R15
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 3040
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 15 x 6.5
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 185 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI Turbo Charged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 184 @ 1900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
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,
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Saab 9-3
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
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
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
 
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