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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
3-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Manual 21 29 $25,170 $26,495
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 21 29 $25,170 $26,495
3-Door HB Automatic 21 28 $25,170 $26,495
3-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 21 28 $25,170 $26,495
3-Door HB Manual Viggen 21 31 $34,955 $37,995
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof Viggen 21 31 $34,955 $37,995
5-Door HB Manual 21 29 $25,402 $26,995
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 21 29 $25,402 $26,995
5-Door HB Automatic 21 28 $25,402 $26,995
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 21 28 $25,402 $26,995
5-Door HB Manual SE 22 29 $30,737 $32,595
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof SE 22 29 $30,737 $32,595
5-Door HB Automatic SE 21 28 $30,737 $32,595
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof SE 21 28 $30,737 $32,595
5-Door HB Manual Viggen 21 31 $34,955 $37,995
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof Viggen 21 31 $34,955 $37,995
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Black Top SE 22 29 $37,355 $39,995
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Blue Top SE 22 29 $37,355 $39,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Black Top SE 21 28 $37,395 $39,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Blue Top SE 21 28 $37,395 $39,995
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Black Top Viggen 21 31 $41,395 $44,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,934
$25,170
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$83,800
$26,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1397 / month
$442 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 111.3
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 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.1
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 182.3
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) - TBD - - TBD -
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 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 15.9
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 P195/60VR15
Spare Tire Size Full-Size - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 245/45WR17 P195/60VR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 165
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4125 2980
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.25 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size - 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 - 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 60
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 130
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 194 @ 2100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.76
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 4.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.18
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Saab 9-3
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
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
 
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