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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 15 22 $79,971 $85,990
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $105,323 $113,250
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Cabriolet CVT 3.0L 20 27 $37,368 $41,500
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T 22 31 $22,684 $25,100
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.8T 23 29 $23,806 $26,250
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Manual 1.8T 21 29 $24,434 $26,850
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Automatic 1.8T 20 28 $25,556 $28,000
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.0L 20 28 $28,681 $31,740
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Manual 3.0L 18 25 $29,409 $32,440
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Automatic 3.0L 18 26 $30,431 $33,490
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Manual 1.8T 21 29 $25,324 $27,850
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Automatic 1.8T 20 28 $26,446 $29,000
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Manual 3.0L 18 25 $30,299 $33,440
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Automatic 3.0L 18 26 $31,321 $34,490
2-Door Cabriolet CVT 1.8T 23 30 $31,549 $34,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,971
$22,684
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,990
$25,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1433 / month
$418 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 90.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.1
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.3
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.3
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 179.0
Height, Overall (in) 51.1 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.9 60.1
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 69.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down) 13.4
Brakes
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 11.3 x 0.39
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 9.6 x 0.39
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 255/45ZR17 P205/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/45ZR17 P205/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact P205/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4125 3252
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 170 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.43
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.18
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Audi A4
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms Four Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
 
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