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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,934
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$83,800
$88,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1397 / month
$1475 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 49.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 74.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 14.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.0
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.7 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size Full-Size - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 275/35ZR18 P285/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 245/40ZR18 P235/40ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4125 3043
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 18 x 10.0
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 295 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 350 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V8 Turbo Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23 *Est*
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 15 *Est*
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Open Top
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Lotus Esprit
Suspension
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
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
 
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