Compare 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2002 Lotus Esprit

2002 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2002 Lotus Esprit
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $77,934 $83,800
2-Door Roadster 5.0L Silver Arrow 16 23 $80,259 $86,300
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $119,923 $128,950
2-Door Roadster 6.0L Silver Arrow 13 19 $123,643 $132,950
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 15 23 N/A $88,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,934
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$83,800
$88,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1397 / month
$1475 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 34.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 49.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 172.0
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 45.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
99.0 95.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 14.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 - TBD -
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 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.3
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
275/35ZR18 P285/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/40ZR18 P235/40ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare 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 3043
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 10.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/303 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 350 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbo Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 295 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15 *Est*
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23 *Est*
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.756
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 3.546
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.059
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.889
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.037
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.364
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.5
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.381
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Lotus Esprit
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Open Top
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Lower Control Arms Double-Wishbone

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