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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
2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 25 $38,180 $43,635
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $44,218 $50,535
2-Door Hardtop Z06 19 28 $45,005 $51,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,971
$38,180
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,990
$43,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1433 / month
$727 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.3
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 54.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 51.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.1 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.9 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 104.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 73.6
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 3.7
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 179.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down) 24.8
Brakes
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 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA YGH
Front Tire Size 255/45ZR17 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA XGG
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 255/45ZR17 P275/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4125 3214
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 500
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 350 @ 5200
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.63
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 46
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
 
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