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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 $119,923 $128,950
2-Door Roadster 5.0L Silver Arrow 16 23 $80,259 $86,300
2-Door Roadster 6.0L Silver Arrow 13 19 $123,643 $132,950
2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 25 $36,470 $41,680
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $42,179 $48,205
2-Door Hardtop Z06 19 28 $44,126 $50,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,934
$36,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$83,800
$41,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1397 / month
$695 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 54.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 104.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 73.6
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 3.7
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 179.7
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 47.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 24.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4 12.6 x 1.27
Brake Type Power Pwr
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 12.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.7 16.2
Tires
Front Tire Size 245/40ZR18 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size Full-Size NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 275/35ZR18 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4125 3214
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 525
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 360 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA LS1
Displacement 5.0L/303 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 350 @ 4000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.63
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 46
 
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