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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 $77,934 $83,800
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $119,924 $128,950
2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual 20 28 $36,860 $42,100
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic 17 25 $36,860 $42,100
2-Door Roadster 6-Speed Manual S 18 26 $43,959 $50,200
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic S 17 24 $43,959 $50,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,934
$36,860
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$83,800
$42,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1397 / month
$702 / 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 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 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 171.0
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 Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 245/45ZW17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 245/45WR17 P225/50R16
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 2778
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 120
Engine
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
Displacement 5.0L/303 2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 28
Transmission
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
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche Boxster
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
 
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