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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 SRT-10 Convertible
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible SRT-10 12 21 $72,471 $79,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,971
$72,471
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,990
$79,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1433 / month
$1333 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 53.8
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 175.5
Height, Overall (in) 51.1 47.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.9 60.9
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 98.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 84.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down) 6.8
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 13.0 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4 13.0 x 0.87
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 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 40.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 255/45ZR17 P345/30ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/45ZR17 P275/35ZR18
Spare Tire Size Compact T155/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4125 3357
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 19 x 13
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 18 x 10
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 525 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA EWC
Displacement 5.0L/303 8.3L/505
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 500 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V10
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 12
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA 12
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.30
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.78
Trans Order Code NA DEC
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Dodge Viper
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Seat Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Sport
 
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