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
Passenger Capacity
2 2
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 -
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
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
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
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Open Top
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Lotus Esprit
Suspension
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
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 -

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